Kings Park is Perth’s pride and joy, and should be the first port of call for all visitors to Perth. Literally, a few minutes from the city’s CBD, Kings Park offers panoramic views that extend across the city, to the outlying hills, and down the Swan River. Kings Park has much to offer with its sweeping parklands, beautifully landscaped Botanic Gardens with 1700 native species, picnic, barbecue and playground areas, and native unspoilt bushland that comes alive with colour during the wildflower season (September and October).
In summer, Kings Park must be enjoyed at night. The drive up the main road in Kings Park lined with uplit gum trees is just the beginning. Recent Summers have seen the people of Perth treated to cinematic and thespian delights in Kings Park. The Opel Moonlight Cinema which screens outside in the Lakeside Picnic Area shows classic, arthouse and cult films. Take some nibblies, a bottle of wine and a picnic blanket.