Kings Park Perth With Dogs

Kings Park Perth With Dogs Features: On The Lead | Walks & Trails | Kiosk & Cafe (Outdoor Dog Friendly Dining) | Bring Your Own Water & Dog Bags 

You may or may not know that dogs are allowed in Kings Park Perth. There are many lovely walks and attactions to enjoy together with your dog, however there are some restrictions that are unique to Kings Park that you should know about before you visit Kings Park with your dog.


Here are the key things you should know before you head to Kings Park with your dog - 

  • Dogs must be on a lead no longer than 2m
  • Dogs are not permitted within 10m of any playground area
  • Dogs are not permitted on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway or inside Rio Tinto Naturescape
  • Dogs are not permitted at Kings Park Events, including Kings Park Festival, Australia Day, ANZAC Day and summer events (find Kings Park event listings here
  • You'll need to bring along your own dog poo bags as they are not provided within the park
  • You'll also need to bring along your own water there are very few (if any) dog bowl fountains within the park

There are so many walks that both you and your dog will enjoy at Kings Park. Arrow enjoyed a walk around the Botanic Garden during our visit. The Botanic Garden spans over 17 hectares, so you can spend the day exploring it all or just wander parts of the garden. On this walk you are taken through a journey around the state of WA as you experience the natives and flora that inhabit all parts of our state. Just remember that dogs are not permitted on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway however.

A highlight of the Botanical Garden walk was the Pioneer Women's Memorial and walk down to the Water Garden Pavilion. The fountains are here are beautiful to watch as they turn on and off in sequence.

Your dog will also love exploring the rocks and streams of water as you make your way down to the Water Garden Pavilion. If you continue down past the Water Garden Pavilion you will come across the Aboriginal War Memorial and the amazing Roe Gardens.

Below is the Wittenoom Floral clock in the Botanical Garden near the Botanical Garden entrance. As you can see Spring time is a wonderful time to visit with wildflowers well and truly in bloom putting on a stunning display.

If your dog is good with heights you may also like to climb DNA Tower. There are beautiful 360 degree views of the city and coastline from here. Arrow wasn't too keen only getting to the second platform before refusing to go any higher. There is also a nice walk from here to Synergy Parkland and back which is about 1.5km (3km return).

A walk along Fraser Avenue is also a great walk as you take in the incredible city views. Other walks include the Law Walk which is a 2.5km loop with scenic views of the Swan River, the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk which has 50m of steep steps and a vertical rise of 62m and many other walk trails varying in distance and fitness level required. You can find more information about Kings Park walks and trails here. 

If you are looking for somewhere to grab a coffee or something to eat the Kings Park Kiosk & Botanical Cafe are best with outdoor dining for you and your dog, that also feature beautiful views over the city.

Whether you are looking for a leisurely walk or something longer to explore, Kings Park is a great central place to enjoy a walk and some fresh air with your dog. You'll need to visit more than once to explore it all. We look forward to heading back to complete some of the longer walks and trails soon.

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Review by Dogs Around Perth Reporter Lauren, 19th October 2016

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