New adventures await in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park these summer holidays, re-opening with new places to explore from 9.00 am on 14 December 2017.
Brave the heights of The Bungarra and The Python, wade in the new Paperbark Waterhole, get caught in a web in The Tangle, disappear down The Burrow and build your best-ever cubby. Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is the perfect place for kids to connect with nature and have fun outdoors.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be open 9am until 4pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. They are closed on Mondays, all of February and on days when there is a very high fire danger.
Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place devoted to connecting children with nature and learning about the Western Australian environment, local Aboriginal culture and the natural sciences.
Covering 6 hectares and surrounded by natural bushland, the facility includes a popular elements including a running creek with rocky banks, log bridges, climbing ropes, tree hides, a cubby building zone, bridges and meandering paths. Two thirds of the precinct is open to the general public and one third is a dedicated Education zone. Each section offers a unique experience, designed to appeal to children of different ages, personalities and abilities.
When it opened in October 2011, the project was the first of its kind in the world. Since then, they have welcomed around 80,000 visitors each year and many other organisations have started to deliver similar projects around the globe.
This $3 million Stage 2 project is made possible with the exceptional support of Rio Tinto, who have been the major partner in this project since it was first proposed in 2008.
The purpose of this space is to encourage young Western Australians to love and protect our unique and precious environment by providing a hands-on experience of nature.
As a conservation organisation, this is an important priority for Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The benefits for unstructured outdoor activity for children on mental health, social and cognitive skills, problem solving, physical fitness and healthy development are also clear.