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Part 17, Kings Park in Perth

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11/17/2016 - After an overnight visit to Alice Springs, I hopped on a pair of afternoon flights to get to Perth with a connection through Adelaide for a couple days in Western Australia. Upon my arrival, I was picked up by friends of my younger sister and her boyfriend who they know through his participation in competitive boomerang (yes, it is an actual thing!). I spent the rest of the evening at their house, then the
next morning, Christene and Mama Leony would play tour guide for me with our day starting at Kings Park.

The park itself sits on a hile that is outside of the Central Business District of Perth, and is known for its Botanic Garden. When we arrived, our first stop was to the DNA Tower, which was designed to replicate a stand of DNA and has about 100 steps to reach the top.

At the top of the tower, there is a plaque with a compass rose on it, along with a directional guide to where points of interest and significant places are in relation to the tower.

The top of the tower is also the highest point in the park, giving you the ability to get some decent views in several directions.

After the DNA tower, we headed over towards the main walking trail of the park, and on the way there, we paid a visit to the Anzac Memorial.

Along with the obelisk that is prominently featured on the top, there is also a covered area beneath it in which there are several plaques with the names of those who served in the military from Western Australia, and died because of World War II. 

While the memorial serves as a somber reminder of the lives lost because of the war, it also provides a wonderful view of Perth along the
banks of the Swan River. You can even see the area know as Elizabeth Quay, which we would visit a little bit later in the day.

Along the walking trails of the park, there are several garden areas with a wide variety of plant species.

The park is also home to several speices of birds. The one that I saw most commonly is the Australian Magpie, like the one below and to the right.

The also has several pieces of art work, such as the two below. The mural style wall sculpture is of Aborigine women with their children, and the statue is of a pioneer woman with her child.

Along the trails, there are several signs that share the history and culture of the area, and also features several unique stairways to help navigate the hills.

The main trail also features a nice viewing platform for the Swan River and the Central Business District of Perth. This particular platform also features plaques that would tell you what some of the different buildings and places that you can see are.

One of the park's highlights is the Glass Bridge. While I was under the impression that it was going to be like one of those walkways that has you walking on glass panels and you can see down below, the glass is more to do with the sides of the bridge, which gives it a unique design.
The placement on the hill really adds to its look, and gives it a feeling of being quite high off of the ground when looking towards the rivier
down the hill.

That completes our walk around Kings Park. Up next, we will head to the city of Fremantle, exploring the town and visit one of the oldest standing prisons of Australia.
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Part 13 - Australia Zoo
Part 1 - Wondering through Auckland
Part 14 - Aussie World
Part 2 - Walk to Mission Bay
Part 15 - Sea World & Wet n' Wild
Part 3 - Mount Eden
Part 16 - Alice Springs
Part 4 - Rainbow's End
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Part 5 - Arrival in Sydney
Part 18 - Indian Ocean & Fremantle
Part 6 - Ms. Macquire's Point
Part 19 - Perth CBD & Elizabeth Quay
Part 7 - Luna Park
Part 20 - Adventure World
Part 8 - Sydney Harbor Bridge & Rocks Tour
Part 21 - Walking through Melbourne
Part 9 - Bondi Beach & Darling Harbour
Part 22 - Luna Park Melbourne & St. Kilda
Part 10 - Walk Through Cairns
Part 23 - Victoria Parliament
Part 11 - Great Barrier Reef & Green Island
Part 24 - Back to Auckland
Part 12 - Warner Bros. Movie World