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Kings Park Volunteer Guides

Kings Park Guides at the Canberra Conference, 2017

Kings Park Volunteer Guides is one of the longest running volunteer groups in Kings Park. The Guides were formed in 1984, nine years before the Friends of Kings Park was established. The first volunteer group in the park was the Honour Avenue Group which has been maintaining more than 1600 plaques along the honour avenues since the 1920s.

Kings Park Guides began with a small group of enthusiastic volunteers offering two walks a week, mostly on weekends.

Cynthia Playford

One of our original Guides, Cynthia Playford, is still hosting walks in Kings Park and the Botanic Garden.

One hundred and forty-five Guides offer three walks a day, rain, hail or shine. The Guides also run the park’s Visitor Information Centre, open from 9.30am to 4pm every day except Christmas Day.

Our walks include Treasures of the Botanic Garden, Stories of People and Plants featuring some of the park’s significant memorials, Waterviews and Wilderness, Bushland and Wildflowers and the three-hour Heart of Kings Park. Other walks take about an hour and a half.

Kings Park Guides have developed a comprehensive training course, which all Guides must complete. The course runs one morning a week for 14 weeks then trainees spend three months taking guided walks with experienced Guides.

The course is held every two years. The next course is in 2020.


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Kings Park Guides
Botanic Guides Conference
1 Kattidj Close
Kings Park 6005
Western Australia


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