Photos: A Walk Through Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

I just love a city that has lots of green space and a big area set aside for parkland, right in the middle of the city. Perhaps the reason for this is that I grew up in one of these cities – Perth in Western Australia. I have lots of childhood memories of picnics and school excursions to Kings Park; playing in the playgrounds and running around on the grassed areas with amazing views of the city. It is these memories that always come back to me when I visit the park whenever I am back in my hometown.

Kings Park is set on a hill overlooking the Perth CBD and the Swan River, providing a great place to escape the bustle of the city for a few hours. It is quite a large area of bush and parkland, with the War Memorial overlooking the city being the main focal point. One of my favourite things to do in Kings Park is to walk along the main walkway from the War Memorial, following the edge of the hill that provides amazing views of the city and river, along the boardwalk and across the bridge that leads to a spot that overlooks the old Swan Brewery building. From there I like to loop around through the native bush gardens and back to the car park.

During my last visit I brought my camera along with me to snap some photos during my walk. I realised that it was actually the first time that I have ever taken any photos of Kings Park.

View of the War Memorial and City from Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

View of the War Memorial with the Perth CBD in the background

War Memorial in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

The War Memorial in Kings Park

View of Perth City in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

View of Perth City from Kings Park

View to South Perin in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australiath

View of The Narrows to South Perth

View of the Swan River in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

View of the Swan Estuary, where the Swan and Canning Rivers meet.

View of the Swan River to Perth City in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

View of the Swan River, looking towards the Perth CBD

A gazebo in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

A gazebo with amazing views in Kings Park

Boardwalk amongst the trees in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

Walking along the boardwalk amongst the trees in Kings Park

Bridge on the walkway in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

A bridge with a view on the walkway in Kings Park

View of The Old Swan Brewery from Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

The old Swan Brewery building

Bush pathway in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

Walking along one of the pathways through the native bush gardens in Kings Park

Pond and gazebo in Kings Park in Perth, Western Australia

A pond with a gazebo during my walk through the gardens in Kings Park

I hope you enjoyed these photos. If you visit Perth, don’t miss visiting Kings Park!

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8 comments… add one
  • Dubai Desert Safari Dec 28, 2014

    Hi! Thanks for sharing these lovely pics ! 🙂 What a great way to start a new year. I particularly familiar with the last pic. One of the beauties of Kings Park

  • Deb Dec 29, 2014

    We haven’t made it to Perth yet. There are so many places still on the list to visit! Kings Park looks lovely and I really enjoyed your photos! Thanks for sharing!

    • Dean Wickham Jan 1, 2015

      Hi Deb. I know what you mean! So many places! You should definitely check out Perth and all of Western Australia if you get the chance. It’s a lovely place and lots to see and do 🙂

  • Natalie Dec 29, 2014

    Your photos look crystal sharp despite the size. What settings and editing do you do? I am jealous because mine always lack that punch

    • Dean Wickham Jan 1, 2015

      Hey Natalie. I find that the most important thing to do is to get the exposure right in the first place so that you don’t need to do a lot of editing. I shoot in manual rather than in the auto modes and have found that it makes a big difference for me in achieving the results that I want. As far as editing I usually just do a little bit of sharpening and adjusting the brightness/colours in Digital Photo Professional. As long as I have the exposure right then that is all I need to do. I use Photomatix for HDR photos and photoshop for other more involved editing and effects, but I don’t use these on all of my photos. Cheers

  • Jhonny Feb 21, 2015

    Thank you so much for this wonderful article.

  • Patrcia Henriksson Sep 10, 2015

    Wow…… This is really really amazing. Definitely a place to be.

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