National Parks / Natural World
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park Perth
Where is it at?
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park
Tel: 8 9480 3600
Where are we going today?
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for children to connect with nature. It is an environmental learning and discovery facility set in a fairly fragile environment, which expects respectful behaviour of it's visitors.
This area is not a playground or picnic area. It has been designed to retain as much of its natural bush setting as possible. It is a place to explore, climb rocks and ropes, wade through creeks, build cubbies and get dirty: traditional kids' fun! Enjoy the view from the bridge and search for dragonflies and tadpoles.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park covers 60,000 square metres and incorporates a series of unique zones including hidden thickets, a creek, lookouts, a cubby building area, upside-down trees and a wetland. These areas are connected by meandering paths, boardwalks and bridges which offer a feeling of immersion in the bush. A 7m high tree-hide towers over the wetland, while a smaller tree hide provides a less challenging climb for young visitors.
The Tangle is a secluded and spooky zone of ‘upside-down trees’ which are connected by a web of climbing ropes. The ropes enable children to manoeuvre from tree to tree and can be adjusted to vary the level of challenge.
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
9am to 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is closed every Monday (including Pub
Kings Park Education programs focus on conservation, science, environment and indigenous culture education for school groups. School groups can use the jetty for pond dipping..
Please note the site is not suitable for picnics, don't take anything other than drinks please..
Any Top Tips?
This is down and dirty fun, take several changes of clothes, towels etc..
During very busy times of the year, such as school holidays and spring/summer weekends, visitation often reaches site capacity early in the day. When maximum capacity is reached, Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be temporarily closed to further entry. Visitors should be prepared to either queue for entry or come back later. Please be courteous to other visitors during this time or take the opportunity to enjoy other attractions in Kings Park and Botanic Garden..
What people are saying?
by Tina Chau
It has been six or seven years since I last visitted. It's always a beautiful place to be especially at night time. Now that living in in the US brings a whole new meaning. But I will always remember the beautiful weather of Australia, beautiful beaches and the beautiful Perth.
by David Adams
Excellent views of the Perth Skyline while walking through natural surrounds. Also a great spot for picnics with friends or family on a lazy arvo. Also it's within the CBD free transit zone on the CAT BUS so just hop on because the ride there is free on Perth public transport. Jacobs Ladder isn't far away and is another great sight to see esp. if you're a fitness buff or fancy a stair run with a city view!
by Brent Pyle
Best bit of Perth! Definitely a must see. Go to Kings Park late afternoon to see the view of the city, go watch a movie at the Moonlight outdoor cinema a small way down the road and then when the movie finishes go back and see the city again at night.
by Paul Blackburn
Had a lovely time at the park and a nice wander around the botanic garden, with fantastic views overlooking Perth City.
Great for a picnic, but a restaurant and cafe near the war memorial offer food if you're willing to spend the money.
Number 37 bus runs right through the park fairly frequently, right back through the city and out the other side toward the airport, so very easy to get in and out.
by Alagiri Tabatabai
Beautiful park to explore. Get the CBD's best view from here.