Kings Park – The People’s Park

Kings Park is right on Perth’s doorstep… or should that be rooftop … as from several vantage points it looks across the wide waterways of the Swan and Canning Rivers to the city skyline.

View to Perth

Today was a day of adventure as we left our RV’s behind and found our way to Kings Park by public transport. I am so impressed with Perth’s bus and train system! It took us by bus from outside our caravan park to the train at Fremantle. From there the train took us to Perth, another train to the bus station and then a bus to Kings Park. All this for the princely sun of $4.40 for the return journey.

Entry to the Botanical Gardens
Pathway to the Botanical Gardens

We walked our legs off meandering through the different areas of native vegetation, oohing and aahing at the beautiful displays.

Kangaroo Paws

There were several varieties of kangaroo paws but none as striking as the ones I found in their natural habitat by the roadside near Bindoon the other day.

That famous horse race, the Melbourne Cup, was run the day we went to Kings Park and I loved these hand crafted floral fashions on display in the information centre.

We couldn’t have had better weather! The sun was shining, the wind dropped and it was not too hot – perfect!

Here’s some random photos of different areas of the park. Although I said we walked our legs off we barely touched the surface of all there is to see here. And it was lovely to see so many people using the park – for exploring, jogging, meandering, lying in the sun and having family fun.

On the glass bridge
A lot of aboriginal culture information throughout the park.
The red roof is the Swan Brewery
Water garden

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