Sullivans hotel backs onto Kings Park which was created in 1872. 172 hectares of native bushland was set aside as public open space. By 1901, the area that had been originally named Perth Park was renamed Kings Park, and has now grown to encompass an area of 400 hectares (1000 acres). Of this area, the park contains 270 hectares of natural bushland located right on the doorstep of the city.
It is Perth’s most popular tourist and recreational area and features a City lookout, Botanic Garden, BBQ and picnic facilities, walking and cycle tracks. Frasers, an upmarket restaurant, is located in the Park and is popular with both locals and visitors alike.
The best way to explore the Park is on one of the hotel’s free guests bicycles. In spring, wildflowers can be found in abundance throughout the Park. This is one of the largest areas of untouched bushland within city boundaries anywhere in the world and has a collection of over 2500 species of native plants and is home to a wide variety of native animals. In spring the park bursts into bloom with the Western Australian Wildflower Season.
The wildflowers are best seen by walking along the many paths that lead around the park. Maps of these trails and paths are available from reception or the information centre.
The War Memorial has superb views of Perth, South Perth, the Swan and Canning Rivers.