Where I’ve been: Kings Park and Botanic Garden Perth, 2007

In my autumn break in university in Australia I went to Perth. We spend a few days there over Easter and it was, to be honest, a bit boring as the city seemed totally deserted but one thing that stayed on my mind and that my trip to the Volksgarten reminded me of was our trip to the Kings Park.Perth-Red-benchKings Park and Botanic Garden is a remarkable area of unique bushland, tranquil parkland and botanic garden with a total area of 400.6 hectares. The cool thing about is that it is located adjacent to the Swan River only approx. 1.5 km from the Central Business District of Perth, so not a long way at all from the city.Perth-Tree-top-walkI’m a bit afraid of heights but I did admire panoramic views totally along the Lotterywest Federation Walkway.  You can not only see the city center from here. It ist really interesting to see tree eye to eye so to speak.Perth-Bottle-treeBack on the ground you can see all those not so high trees not making them less interesting though. Then we walked through the park, crossing meadows with picknick areas and ending up in the bush area.

Perth-in-the-wildThis was very cool but we underestimated totally the distances in the park. I’m not sure if we even had a map and if then it was not very detailed. I just remember finally ending up on a street in the middle of nowhere hoping we would take the right side and walked back to the city for what seemed like hours.

Perth-road-to-nowhereSo if you go there, get a good map and remember: this place is not only cool but also huge!

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