Perth locals have a great love of the outdoors and are very proud of their extensive green belts of parks and gardens - despite the fact that we struggle with water restrictions and can't always keep the grass perfectly green! By far the jewel in the crown of Perth parks and gardens is Kings Park, a large conservation area right in the centre of the city, overlooking the Swan River. In area, Kings Park is larger than New York's Central Park, and as well as untouched bushland there are numerous grassed areas for picnicking, children's playgrounds, wildflower displays and scenic lookouts.
On the outskirts of Perth you can also found many large, beautiful parklands. Araluen Botanic Park is very popular, particularly in spring when the tulip display is at its finest. The Yanchep National Park has large grassed areas, and is also home to kangaroos and koalas, as well as a lake where you can hire small rowboats. On the eastern side of the city, Whiteman Park is home to several attractions including the Caversham Wildlife Park, and there are barbecue areas and water playgrounds to amuse young and old.
Some of the lesser-known parks are equally beautiful and relaxing, including the inner city Hyde Park, and the northern suburbs Pinnaroo Valley Memorial Park where you can watch the wild kangaroos feeding every evening. John Forrest National Park is popular with Perth people for picnics and day trips to get out of the city.
Perth city views, parkland and natural bush...
362 Croyden Road
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28 km east of Perth