Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park

The new Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park opened to Western Australian families 9.30am on Saturday, 15 October 2011.

Rio Tinto Naturescape was officially opened Friday, 14 October 2011 by Premier Colin Barnett MLA and the site quickly reached its 400 person capacity as visitors came to explore the site.

The much anticipated 60,000 sqm bush landscape invites children to immerse themselves in a natural environment doing what comes naturally - building cubbies, wading through creeks, climbing rocks, playing hide and seek and collecting bush treasures.

This new addition to Kings Park will provide valuable opportunities for outdoor exploration and connection to nature for children, according to Kings Park CEO Mark Webb.

‘Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is a place for kids to be kids and to experience nature first-hand in our increasingly urbanised and structured lives,' he said.

‘We hope this will inspire Western Australian children to love nature and to become the environmental custodians of the future.'

The Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park project is the first of its kind in Australia.

An energy education building, funded by Perth Solar City will  launch in mid-2012.

To plan your visit to Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park, and to see opening hours, visit Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's website.