Guide to Perth Parks



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Perth is a very green city, with parks scattered both throughout the city centre and suburbs. This guide gives the inside story on some of the best parks in the most accessible places, where you can go for a leisurely walk, throw a frisbee around, have a barbecue, or lie on the grass and read a book - all of which are perfect ways to spend a Perth day.

Author: Amanda Kendle


Day 1 - Perth


Kings Park is the ultimate Perth park, and one of the largest central city parks in the world. Located slightly uphill from the city centre, you get incredible views over the city and the river, plus there are heaps of different things to do there, especially if you time your visit to match up with the Kings Park Festival or one of the outdoor cinema seasons.


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Kings Park & Botanic Gardens

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Location:

Fraser Avenue
6005 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9480 3600
fax: +61 8 9322 5064
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Day 3 - Araluen


Araluen is beautiful all year round but it really shines in spring when special gardens are planted. Locals famously like to go up to Araluen in the spring to check out the tulips.


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Araluen Botanic Park

Location:

362 Croyden Road
Roleystone
6111 Araluen, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9496 1171
fax: +61 8 9496 1081
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Day 4 - Perth


One of the easiest parks to access when you're visiting Perth, the Supreme Court Gardens are right in the middle of the city and are beautifully kept. You will recognise that you're in the right place when you see the giant kangaroo sculptures on the street.


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Supreme Court Gardens

Location:

St Georges Terrace
6000 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9461 3444
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Day 5 - Perth


Whiteman Park is just east of the city and is home to numerous attractions including Perth's favourite wildlife centre, Caversham Wildlife Park. Like many Perth parks, Whiteman Park offers free gas barbecues so pack a picnic and some meat to throw on the barbie.


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Whiteman Park

Location:

Lord Street
Whiteman
6068 Perth, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9209 6000
fax: +61 8 9249 3510
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Day 6 - Perth


Spend a relaxing afternoon on the well-kept lawn of Hyde Park and you'll never want to go home. It's not huge, but the large trees and meandering pathways around the lake provide numerous nooks and crannies for a rest or a lie down to read a book. It's also a great people-watching spot.


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Hyde Park

Location:

Throssell Street
6000 Perth, Australia


Day 7 - Mundaring


Well worth a day trip, the John Forrest National Park gives you a look at what Western Australian bushland is like without having to drive too far from the city.


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John Forrest National Park

Location:

28 km east of Perth
Greenmount
6056 Mundaring, Australia

Contact:

tel: +61 8 9298 8344
fax: +61 8 9298 9426
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