Catch stunning views from the DNA Tower
Climb the 101 steps to the top of the DNA Tower and be rewarded with panoramic views over Perth. Modelled after the double-helix molecule, the sculpture was commissioned by the Kings Park director in 1966 and on a clear day commands views all the way to the Indian Ocean.
Walk the trails of Kings Park
Traverse the trails of Kings Park and experience the outstanding Western Australian wildlife first-hand. Nearly two thirds of the park is natural bushland, where visitors can find more than 319 varieties of native plants and around 80 bird species who call this habitat home. A highlight is the Kings Park Federation Walkway, providing some of the most beautiful scenery in the park, as well as a series of educational plaques detailing Perth’s fascinating European and Aboriginal heritage. For an alternative perspective, the treetop walk rises above the bushland, offering a bird’s eye view over the trees and surrounding parklands, as well as the Swan River. All the park’s trails are self-guided but can also be undertaken as part of a guided tour – group explorations of popular routes like the Botanic Garden Walk and Wilderness and Wildflowers Trail depart from Fraser Avenue at 10pm, 12pm and 2pm daily.
Get a glimpse of Australian history with a war memorial walk
Kings Park and the Botanical Gardens Perth are home to more statues and memorials than any other park in Australia. The Kokoda Track Walk pays tribute to the difficult conditions soldiers faced and lives lost during the Papua New Guinea campaign of World War II. Elsewhere, the State War Memorial at Mount Eliza is the site of memorial services throughout the year, while the Cenotaph, Court of Contemplation, Flame of Remembrance and Pool of Reflection honour the bravery and courage of Australian soldiers who defended their country and fought and died in battle.
Shops, restaurants and picnic areas in Kings Park
Within the Kings Park and Perth Botanical Gardens, there are several restaurants, cafes and shops for visitors to enjoy. The Aspect of Kings Park Gallery Shop and Aboriginal Art Gallery both offer unique gifts and artworks, with proceeds going towards supporting artists and conservation work within the park. For a memorable meal surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, the award-winning Fraser’s Restaurant offers delicious food in a contemporary setting. Alternatively, more casual venues like the Botanical Café and Zamia Café are a great places to relax and refuel while exploring the sights of Kings Park. Visitors can also take advantage of the four designated areas for picnics and barbecues, with free electric barbecues available for use. Explore it all from a comfortable and convenient hotel near Kings Park. Book your stay at Pan Pacific Perth and reach one of Australia's most famous green spaces in under 15 minutes.