Visitor Information Centre
What to see and do in Kings Park
You will find the Visitor Information Centre next door to Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop.
‘Discover Kings Park’ guided walks are offered twice a day every day except Christmas day. Seasonal and themed walks are offered at different times throughout the year and we even offer Walks By Request. Find out more information about our Guided Walks.
Kings Park attractions
While you are in the park visit some of the other attractions. For example the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, the DNA tower, the State War Memorial and many other memorials. See the Floral Clock, take a walk down the Kokoda Track or along the Law Walk. There are also several playground areas within the park – Rio Tinto Naturescape, Poolgarla Family Area, May Drive Parkland and others.
For further information go to Kings Park Attractions or ask in the Visitor Information Centre.
The Visitor Information Centre has two wheelchairs available for hire, free-of-charge. Please telephone in advance on +61 8 9480 3634 during opening hours (9.30 am – 4.00 pm) to make a booking.
Private and public events are held year-round in Kings Park. These include family gatherings, movies under the stars and outdoor concerts. Guides in the Visitor Information Centre can tell you what is happening in the park at the time you plan to visit. You can also visit Tours and events on the Kings Park website to find out more.
Many venues within the park are available to hire for private or corporate events. Visit Venues and bookings on the Kings Park website to find more information.
Honour Avenues plaques database
There are more than 1800 memorial plaques along the Honour Avenues of May Drive, Lovekin Drive and Marri Walk, in Kings Park. Each bears details of service personnel who died during the two World Wars and other engagements and were either buried overseas or have no known grave in Western Australia.
If you think you have a relative who has a memorial plaque in Kings Park, Visitor Information Centre Guides can check the database and help you locate it. Alternatively, you can search the Honour Avenues database.
Maps and brochures
Kings Park is open to visitors at all hours and many people come to enjoy the natural spaces while doing regular exercise in their own time. Maps of Kings Park, the Botanic Garden and other areas within the park can be collected from the Visitor Information Centre. Alternatively, you can use the download maps or digital map on the Kings Park website.
Brochures are available to assist visitors doing self-guided walks and cover a range of topics including memorials, bushland, birds and Aboriginal people’s connections to the park. Trail brochures can be collected from the Visitor Information Centre.
A coloured field guide to over a hundred of the flora in the Kings Park bushland has been developed by a group of Guides. It is available for sale in Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop next door to the Visitor Information Centre for $6.95.
How to get to and around Kings Park
Kings Park is well-serviced by free bus transport from Perth city centre. Transperth bus 935 or the Blue CAT bus will take you from the Perth city centre to Fraser Avenue and the main Wadjuk Carpark, both of which are close to the Visitor Information Centre and the walks meeting place. The Purple CAT bus will take you around the north and west sides of the park close to the May Drive area. Transperth buses from Kings Park to and within the city centre and CAT buses are free-of-charge. Bus route and timetable information to plan your visit to Kings Park can be found on the Transperth website.
The Wadjuk Carpark is free-of-charge for people visiting the park and includes several ACROD bays. You can find a parking map for Kings Park here.
There are cycle racks and cycle hire facilities in the Wadjuk Carpark and a taxi drop-off and pick-up point. The Perth Explorer hop-on, hop-off tour bus also stops at the carpark. E-scooters are also available for hire. To find out more information visit Transport on the Kings Park website.
Many visitors choose to walk up the hill from the Perth city centre via Mount Street or Mounts Bay Road and the Kokoda Track or Jacob’s Ladder.