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Kings Park, Western Australia

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Kings Park

Eternal flame and State memorial

Kings Park is a 4.06-square-kilometre (1,003 acres) park located on the western edge of the central business district in Perth,Western AustraliaAustralia. The park is a mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens and natural bushland on Mount Elizawith two thirds of the grounds conserved as native bushland. With panoramic views of the Swan River and Darling Range, it is home to over 300 native plant varieties and 80 bird species. It overlooks the city as well as Perth Water and Melville Water on theSwan River.

It is one of the largest inner city parks in the world and the most popular visitor destination in Western Australia, being visited by over five million people each year.[1] The park is larger than New York’s Central Park which is 3.41 km².

Besides tourist facilities Kings Park contains the State War Memorial, the Royal Kings Park Tennis club and a reservoir. The streets are tree lined with individual plaques dedicated by family members to Western Australian service men and women who died in World War I and World War II.

During September of each year Kings Park hosts Australia‘s largest wildflower show and exhibition – the Kings Park Festival.[2]

The City Skyline

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The Jewish War Memorial

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The Wild Flowers

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The City from South Perth

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Fremantle, including the original synagogue in Western Australia

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The Swan River near Guildford

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Houghton’s Wine Estate

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Sunset at Trigg

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