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Frequently Asked Questions

Quick answers to questions you may have

    • Kings Park Volunteer Guides offer free daily Discover Kings Park Guided Walks at 10 am and 1 pm. These take place every day except Christmas Day. The walks are usually around the Botanic Garden and/or Fraser Avenue and may cover a range of topics including plants, history, conservation, Aboriginal plant use and military heritage.

      In winter and spring, as well as our Discover Kings Park Walk, we offer a variety of free Seasonal Guided Walks in and around the bushland which comprises about two-thirds of the park area.

      At certain times we offer Themed Walks to tie in with particular events e.g. National Eucalypt Day or International Women’s Day. Find out what is on offer by following us on Eventbrite. There is a small charge for most of these.

      We also offer Walks by Request for community groups, tour groups, workplace groups etc. These have to be arranged in advance, are tailored to your group and there is a small charge.

      For information about all these walks, see the Join our Guided Walks page.

    • For most of our walks there is no need to book. You just turn up on the day. For Heart of the Park, Walks by Request and Themed Walks, you have to book online using Eventbrite. See the Join our Guided Walks page for Themed Walks and Walks by Request or see current and upcoming walks on Eventbrite

    • Most of our walks are between 1 km and 3 km in length, and between 60 and 90 minutes duration. The Heart of the Park walk offered in winter and spring can be up to 5 km or 6 km and 3 hours long.

    • Most of our walks meet at the signpost near the Visitor Information Centre here. A link to the location can be found against every walk.

    • Kings Park is open to visitors at all hours and many people come to enjoy the natural spaces with regular walks in their own time. Maps of the park and the Botanic Garden for self-guided walks are available on-line here or can be collected from the Visitor Information Centre.

    • It is advisable to wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen, which is available in the Visitor Information Centre. It is also recommended you bring a bottle of water. There are several drinking water fountains around the park where you can refill your bottle. And don’t forget your camera!

    • Not at all! But hopefully you will learn a lot from our knowledgeable and friendly Guides who will tell you stories about many of the wonderful plants in the park.

    • Yes, our walks are tailored to whoever turns up on the day. Our Guides are highly experienced in keeping children entertained by looking for hidden treasures in the park and observing our plants, animals and birds. We have designed quiz sheets for children to complete on their walk – please ask in the Visitor Information Centre or ask your Guide for the sheets before the walk starts.

    • Occasionally walks are cancelled due to extreme heat (37 degrees Celsius or above) or severe weather. If you are concerned about this on the morning of your walk, you can either check the Kings Park website for a cancellation notice or phone the Visitor Information Centre (+61 8 9480 3634) between 9.30 am and 4 pm WST. A ‘Walks Cancelled’ sign will also be placed at the meeting point.

    • There are several public toilets around the park including behind the Visitor Information Centre, near the walks meeting place.

    • Transperth bus 935 from Perth City Centre or the free Blue CAT bus will take you right to our main Wadjuk Carpark and to Fraser Avenue, both of which are close to the Visitor Information Centre and the walks meeting place here. The Wadjuk Carpark is free-of-charge for people visiting the park and includes several ACROD bays. There are also cycle racks in the carpark and a taxi drop-off and pick-up point. The Perth Explorer hop-on, hop-off tour bus also stops at the carpark.

      Many visitors choose to walk up the hill from the city centre.

    • Our free daily guided walks are tailored to the visitors who turn up on the day. If you have any mobility issues, please tell the Guide when you arrive, and they will tailor their walk to your needs. The Visitor Information Centre has two wheelchairs for hire (free-of-charge).

      Please telephone in advance (+61 8 9480 3634) between 9.30 am and 4 pm WST if you would like to book one.

    • The Kings Park Guides are a group of around 100 volunteers who have received training in all aspects of being a Guide. They come from all walks of life and are passionate about the park and sharing it with our visitors.

    • We welcome applications for our training course which takes place every two years. The training is one day per week for 14 weeks and the next course starts in March 2024. Applications for this course are now closed. For more information, please see the About Us page.

    • Come into or call the Visitor Information Centre on +61 8 9480 3634 between 9.30 am and 4 pm WST and we can check our database and help you locate memorial plaques. Alternatively, you can search the Honour Avenues database here.

    • For this you need to contact Kings Park Administration here

    • Please phone or call into the Visitor Information Centre here which is staffed by Guides every day except Christmas Day from 9.30 am to 4 pm WST. Our telephone number is +61 8 9480 3634.

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