Top Trail: Law Walk, Kings Park
About the Trail
Kings Park, named in 1901 after King Edward VII, is an icon of Perth. Protected two years after the European settlement of the Swan River Colony, it has kilometres of trails ranging from wheelchair access to sandy rough tracks.
Commencing at the entrance to the State Botanic Garden on Fraser Avenue (to the right of the State War Memorial when facing the river), Law Walk continues to the Dryandra lookout via a paved path (that is steep in places) through the bushland on the edge of the Mt Eliza escarpment. The return walk is on a sandy trail through the bush, rejoining the paved path. It joins up with the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, which includes an elevated walk through the Botanic Garden and a tree top view of majestic marri and jarrah trees.
Along both walks there are spectacular views of Kings Park, Perth City, Matilda Bay the Swan and Canning Rivers. The lookouts have interpretive signs, trees and shrubs are identified and Indigenous stories are explained in relevant places along the walks. These walks provide a wonderful insight into the special Western Australian environment, and provide one of the best experiences possible in the City area.
This is one of many trails in Kings Park.
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