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Published September 19th 2011
The Kings Park and Botanic Garden, located in Perth of Western Australia, is the most important and popular tourist attraction of the region. The Swan River flows through by the side of the park and adds more compliment to sight-seeing. It covers a huge area and hence millions of people visit the park every year. The Kings Park is named so in order to pay tribute to the honorable English emperor, King Edward VII. A lot of memorials are situated at this park to remember the patriots who met with death while doing services for the nation.
The Kings Botanic garden features with huge areas of wild-flower plants which are typically West-Australian. Botanic garden is such a wonderful sight and would be a perfect time-passing for picnics, drying under the sun, for attending wedding celebrations, musical events and many other similar events. The garden has got a very pretty and magnificent view during the night-time with a row of lights across the garden. The international tourists would be finding it much more interesting as they are new to this floral spot.
Significant Features of the park
Kokoda Track walk, Stickybeaks cafe, Lotterywest Family playground, State war memorial, Bushland Nature trail, 101 stepped DNA tower, Free guided walk, Zamia cafe, Synergy parkland, Gija Jumulu, Kings park arts and crafts and Lotterywest Federation walkway are the important features of the park that should not be missed out. The Synergy parkland is the favorite attraction for the children as it involves ancient fossils of dinosaurs and it is a very challenging spot for the children to explore as well.
The horticultural students would be getting benefited by the various floral collections of the garden. It's helpful to discover the species and to perform various studies on them. Lots of useful information is accessible from the Kings Park and Botanic garden apart from entertainment. The staff members do provide various programs like public and school programs, training and workshops for better understanding.
A couple of eating spots are available for the visitors like Botanical cafe, Sickybeaks cafe, Bovell kiosk, Fraser's Restaurant, Kings park restaurant, and Zamia cafe.
Events and Festivals
The Kings Park entertains guests with numerous events and festivals. Some of the popular events and festivals are Kings Park festival, ANZAC day, Dig it with coffee, Australia day, Native plant sales, Wild fairyland festival, Kings park's special trees, Boodia Gnaring walk and many more musical concerts.
The Kings Park and Botanic Garden are open 24 hours a day all through the year except for conditions like poor weather conditions, park maintenance and during announcements as such. The park provides assistance through two information centres such as Kings Park Administration (Monday-Friday) from 9.30AM to 5PM and Visitor information centre open on all seven days of the week (9.30AM To 4.30PM).
For more detailed information and upcoming events visit here.