What to Do After Sunset at Perth Kings Park

I think anyone visiting Perth will include a visit to Kings Park in their itinerary. We put the plan to visit Kings Park on our first day, with a minimal research on how to go to the park:p

"We could take the Red CAT Bus to the park" mr husband explained while we were on the Blue CAT Bus leaving Perth Bell Tower. So I just followed him, as he was supposed to be the one who do the research for our anniversary trip.

We changed from Blue to Red line at Perth City and took the Red CAT Bus. We alight at stop 18: Outram Street, then walked to the entrance of Kings Park via Kings Park Road. Crossing the road was challenging as there were no crossing sign! By the way, it was around sunset time, and we wished to take a picture of the sunset inside the park as well.

Almost sunset at King Road

The next problem was, we were not sure of our exact location once we stepped into the Kings Park entrance:p The park is so huge! We used google map to guide our walk from the entrance to the Lotterywest Federation Walkaway. The Lotterywest Federation Walkaway is one of the park's highlight, and it was one of my reasons visiting Kings Park.

But we were too late, we walked around 30 minutes to the area of Boab Tree, and we saw the sign that Federation Walkaway closed at 5 pm. Oh noo...!! Mr.Husband promised to visit Federation Walkaway on our next visit to Kings Park as we still had few days left in Perth anyway. Ok, then..

The Boab Tree
Remember to check the operating hours
of the Lotterywest Federation Walkaway

The day became dark and cloudy, so we walked further to the lookout area with a view to Swan River. 

The Swan River

We followed other people who were taking cameras and tripod. The best lookout to Perth City located at the back of the War Memorial.

The War Memorial and Kings Park at night

I let mr.husband taking pictures, and I just stand there enjoying how romantic Kings Park could be at night. I fell in love with Kings Park, I think it's better than Sydney Botanical Garden. Except that we could take picture with Sydney Opera House as the background.

Perth at night
The Swan River as seen from Kings Park

After the photo session, we walked to our hotel, which was Royal Hotel, located at Perth's CBD. We exit Kings Park via Mount Street, and I found my fave road inside Kings Park. Look at the below pictures and see how beautiful all the trees are.

Look at those beautiful trees :)
At my fave street

I envy those people who come to the park after work for jogging, cycling or a brisk walking. It was 7 pm, and people kept on coming. While at around the same time in Jakarta, I still on my way driving in the middle of Jakarta's to Cibubur traffic. Hahaha... 

No wonder it is said that Perth has an enviable standard of living. I witnessed it myself.

Getting to Kings Park:
Other than taking the free Red Cat Bus and alight at stop 18 (like what we did), you can take bus 37 from Perth City to the Fraser Avenue Precint, which I might say the central of Kings Park (fees around AUD2 per person, one way).

written on July 12, 2015 

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  1. Lihat Perth pas sunset kayaknya paling indah banget ya Mba :D, btw aku udah beli buku yang Finding Islam itu loh hahaha

    1. Makasih Salman, aku cerita waktu SMA ke negeri kincir angin di buku itu hehehe..

  2. Boab tree nya lucu yaaa, kayak nya di africa yaa yg banyak

    1. Emang di Africa banyak ya? Baru tau...:D