Sunday, 8 September 2013


キングス・パーク . 킹스 파크 . 国王公园 

From our hotel, we took 2 buses to get to Kings Park.
Mom said it was one of the world's largest parks in the city.

The scenery at Fraser Avenue was very beautiful, and there was so much space for me to run around!

Rifle Range

Lookout point @ Kaarta Gar-Up Lookout

View from the lookout

Grandma and me, taking a rest

We had lunch @ Botanical Café first before going around the park.

Expensive Fraser's Restaurant on the right, Botanical Café on the left
35 mins wait - to queue and get our food!
Long queue to place an order

Mom: Calamari A$18 + Iced Mocha A$6.50
Grandma: Today's pie, chips & chutney A$15 

Small Fish & Chips A$17 + Apple Juice A$4.50

After lunch, Mom and I went next door to the Visitor Centre to get a map, and it was from here that Grandma and us got separated. Mom decided that we would continue, and meet Grandma back here again later.

Free walks available
Aspects of Kings Park

Rio Tinto Naturescape
I had a lot of fun at Rio Tinto Naturescape, and Mom said we have nothing like this bushland in Singapore!

Can't miss this yellow structure at the entrance
Closed at 4pm, and on Mondays
Paperbark Creek

The Tunnel
Cubby-building Zone
Tree Hide
Kulunga Gully

Joining the boys in an "investigation"
The Tangle
I did it Mommy!
Last stop - toilet.
Cross this bridge and follow the path

We found Grandma at the Visitor Centre, and then we took Bus 37 back to our hotel. Grandma's friend who lives in Perth, Aunty Agnes, came to pick us up later for dinner and a stroll around Swan River.

Bus departs every 10mins (Mon-Fri), 15mins (Sat), 30mins (Sun, PH)
Last bus at 6.42 (Mon-Fri), 6.45pm (Sat), 7.15pm (Sun, PH)
Bus stop is at the car park, next to Visitor Centre

Dusk @ Swan River
Grandma and Aunty Agnes catching up

Mom's Notes
  • No wonder it is rated as the No. 1 place to visit in Perth! There are lots for the family to see and do... wish I had allocated one full day here! Marcus worked up quite a sweat at Rio Tinto Naturescape, even though the weather was about 18 degrees!
  • I got lost trying to locate Rio Tinto Naturescape, and there weren't many signage to guide us. We wandered around for 15 mins until a nice Aussie lady pointed us to the right way. Essentially, from the car park beside the Visitor Centre, follow the road all the way down until you see this sign. If unsure, ask people along the way.
  • It is often repeated in the Kings Park website and to be noted - to plan the visit carefully as the park will be closed on days when a very high fire danger rating or above is forecast. See the Conditions of Entry too, and park wardens are on hand to supervise
  • Other than the lovely view it offered, there was otherwise nothing to rave about the Botanical Café; the service was slow, the food was so-so. Then again, there are few food options available in the Park. (I chanced upon this food review site - urbanspoon - which provided food recommendations in Perth)

     Address:    Fraser Avenue, West Perth WA 6005
     Tel:           (+61 8) 9480 3600
     Directions: Click hereTransperth bus 37 from St Georges Terrace to the heart of the
                      Park at the Fraser Avenue Precinct is a good option, and it's free (map)
     Opening Hours:  Open daily
     Admission Fees: Entry is free

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