If you buy a calendar of Perth there is a good chance that the cover photo will be a wonderful view of the city overlooking the Swan River and the CBD. These photos are usually taken from the Mount Eliza lookout in Kings Park. Perched on top of the hill, the 400 hectare park affords a superb vantage point for miles around over the Swan and Canning Rivers and right across to the Darling Hills in the east.
Needless to say we don’t go there as often as we’d like but recent overseas visitors gave us an excuse to take a wander round there last week. We were as impressed as ever by the superb array of flowers and plants on display in the Western Australian Botanic Garden, which forms a large part of the parkland and the beautiful walking trails there. Since time has again got away from me this week (partly due to a nasty flu bug doing the rounds) I thought sharing some photos of our lovely walk was in order.
The Botanic Garden features a wonderful diversity of flora and there is a wealth of information to read on signs as you wander round. With children’s play areas, a lake, picnic zones, a gift shop, cafes and restaurants plus well maintained war memorials, Kings Park is a must see place if you’re ever in Perth.
Next week hopefully I’ll be back on track to finish my account of our south Bavarian travels! In the meantime here is another stunning photo of the beautiful spring flowers in Kings Park.
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