It’s difficult to write about Kings Park without sounding like a brochure: Magnificent views, extraordinary plants, amazing gardens, fantastic playgrounds. It’s all true. Instead I’ve collected a few photos from our visit for you to peruse. This is only some of what we saw. The park also has it’s own, very thorough, website here, that I definitely recommend taking a look at. If you are staying in Perth a while, then you could probably make several visits there. I think it would be hard to take it all in over one visit and also tiring if you have children in tow. The are several large and impressive playgrounds spread through the park and a special Naturescape area was developed to give children the chance to be ‘in touch with nature,’ just as previous generations fondly remember doing. Unfortunately on our visit we didn’t have time to check out the Naturescape area, but anyone I have spoken to that has visited has told me how wonderful it is. It’s high on the list for our next visit.
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*This post originally appeared on my other blog that is currently on hiatus. Most posts from that blog have been transferred to this blog, except a few, like this one, that didn’t far so well in their travels. I decided to fix this one because it was one of my favourites. The rest are still a work in progress.
11 Replies to “Visiting Kings Park and its Botanical Garden”
You’ve got some great close-ups of flowers there. Bit of a cut above my iPhone jobs! Sounds like the perfect park for kids.
Thanks for your comment. Flower shots are some of my favourite to take. In fact my hubby and kids tease me about it sometimes because I take so many. You’re right about the park being perfect for kids, though we probably shouldn’t have been out in the hottest part if the day…there may have been a little whinging. And not only from the kids.
Hah! Yes, the hottest part of the day can make a big difference. There’s a reason people in certain countries take siestas and stay up late – sometimes I think Australians should consider doing the same!
Ahhh, siestas. What a wonderful thought. In fact, I could really go a nap right now. (;
🙂 But then you have to have the kids up with you late at night as well…
Beautiful pictures! Just lovely to see all the nature colours too as we don’t even have leaves in the trees yet!
Thanks! It wasn’t hard to take nice shots because it’s a really beautiful place.
You’ve brought back a lot of memories. I feel like I have only visited Kings Park in similar sunny weather. I love the view out onto Perth.
The view is amazing. I appreciated Perth a lot more on this visit because we made an effort to get out and about.
I just made an Australia board. May I pin?