Boorna Waanginy FAQs
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If you're attending Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak please read the essential info below.
This is an immersive event which involves walking through a 1.4km section of Kings Park that has been transformed with light, projection, sound, music, spoken word and song. The one-way journey begins at the Kings Park Road entrance to Fraser Avenue and concludes at Yorkas Nyinning. The story unfolds in sections as you walk in the one direction and is best experienced in one session. The event takes place across four nights and each night will be the same. At the end of the event there are facilities for rest, comfort and food if you wish to spend more time in Kings Park. When you’re ready to leave, staff will direct you towards the exit route to take you back to Kings Park Road.
The route is approximately 1.4km, plus a further 1.5km along the exit route to return to Kings Park Road. The event route will include paving, grass, compact dirt, sloped and uneven surfaces. The route is 40% grass and 80% of the event has alternative paved pathways.
You can enjoy the journey at your own pace, but we recommend allowing around 45 minutes from start to finish, plus around 25 minutes to walk back to the exit.
You can begin your journey at any time between 7pm and final entry at 10.30pm. This incredible free event is expected to attract large crowds with peak times between 7pm and 9pm. We may need to manage access to the event to keep everyone safe and comfortable. We ask you to please be patient – it will be worth the wait! We expect crowds to thin later in the evening, so we suggest timing your journey accordingly. Head out for dinner first or attend another free EverNow event and come to Boorna Waanginy afterwards!
Yes. There will be road closures and there will be NO parking available in Kings Park.
View the road closure map here.
Road closures will be in place within Kings Park and the surrounding area during the event. Set up will occur
the week commencing 2 October and additional closures will be in place within Kings Park during this week.
Monday 2 – Thursday 5 October 2023
5.00pm – 12.00am: Fraser Ave, Wadjuk Way and some internal roads and carparks in Kings Park (Fraser’s
Restaurant patrons can access Kings Park via Saw Ave).
Friday 6 – Monday 9 October 2023
5.30pm until 12.00am
Kings Park & Botanic Gardens – Fraser Ave, Lovekin Drive, Forrest Drive and May Drive.
Fraser’s Restaurant patrons can access Wadjuk Carpark via the control point at Saw Ave/May Drive.
6.30pm until 12.00am: Full road closure of Kings Park Rd/Malcolm St from Colin St to Milligan St.
Partial road closure southbound on Havelock St from Ord St to Kings Park Road.
Local Residents only will be permitted through a controlled checkpoint to Cliff St, Mount St and Bellevue
Terrace. Access is via Mount St/St Georges Tce or Elder St/St Georges Tce.
Please note cars parked within the road closure will be towed.
The event route will include paving, grass, compact dirt, and sloped and uneven surfaces. 40% of the event route is grass, 80% of the event has alternative paved pathways. There will be a limited number of wheelchairs available to borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis. ACROD parking bays will be available at Dumas House, across Kings Park Road for patrons with a valid ACROD parking pass.
Accessible toilets will be available at points throughout the park. For those who require it, an assistance bus will be departing from the corner of Forrest Drive and Lovekin Drive every 30 minutes to take patrons back to the start of the event. Please contact the EverNow team at [email protected] or 6488 8616 if you have any queries about accessibility.
We recommend the FREE shuttle buses from Perth Busport to Kings Park every 2 minutes from 6.30pm (last bus returns from Kings Park Road at 11.30pm). Drop off/pick up is on Kings Park Road, opposite Dumas House between Havelock Street and Harvest Terrace.
Or make a night of it on the EverNow Shuttle. Experience all EverNow events in a single night with the shuttle running between St Georges Terrace and Kings Park every 5 minutes from 7pm-10pm Friday to Sunday.
Transperth offers many easy options to get to and from Perth Busport. Visit transperth.wa.gov.au to plan your journey. Alternatively, you can use public transport to arrive in the city and walk to Kings Park. City West Station is a 15-minute walk to the start of Fraser Avenue and is another great option for accessing the event. If you live near the Fremantle or Midland lines, why not park and ride?
There will NO parking available in Kings Park. If you choose to drive, we recommend parking in the Perth CBD and catching the FREE shuttle bus from Perth Busport. For up-to-date information on parking availability download the City of Perth parking app.
There will NO parking available in Kings Park. If you choose to drive, we recommend parking in the Perth CBD and catching the FREE shuttle bus from Perth Busport. For up-to-date information on parking availability download the City of Perth parking app. Pick up and set down will be possible on Kings Park Road westbound between Colin and Altona streets.
City of Perth Parking will be opening Mayfair Street Carpark in West Perth for the event. Please check the City of Perth parking app for more details.
ACROD parking bays will be available at Dumas House, across Kings Park Road for patrons with a valid ACROD parking pass.
Yes! Bike parking will be provided at the start of the event on Fraser Ave and cycling is a great way to get to and from the event. Please note you will not be able to wheel your bike through the event.
For the safety of everyone, no e-scooters can be ridden through the event. Bring a bike lock and secure your scooter at the bike parking at the start of the event.
E-scooter hire will not be available within Kings Park on event days and the event area will be designated an exclusion zone.
What to bring:
- Comfortable shoes and clothing
- Food and drinks if you wish (food and drink will also be available for purchase prior to the start and at the end of the journey)
- Cardigan or light jacket in case of cooler weather
- A raincoat or poncho if rain is forecast
- Water bottle (there will be points along the journey where these can be refilled)
What NOT to bring:
- Dangerous or hazardous items
- Portable BBQs
This is SMOKE-FREE event.
To make the most of this unique experience we recommend that you complete the entire journey. However, if for any reason you can’t complete it, you can leave the event at designated points and return to the start via the exit route.
Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak is a family friendly event and can be experienced by people of all ages. However please be advised that there will be loud noises and sound effects during some parts of the journey.
The event will still go ahead if it’s raining unless there are severe weather warnings that will compromise the safety of the event. Check our EverNow website, Facebook or Instagram for any updates regarding cancellation. And check the weather before you head to the event to make sure you’re dressed appropriately. If it’s raining, pack a poncho or raincoat!
Yes, there will be opportunities to buy food and drink at the end of the journey at Yorkas Nyinning. Vendors will be positioned along the limestone track near Lovekin Drive. They will have EFTPOS facilities and will sell a range of foods and non-alcoholic beverages.
Frasers Restaurant and Café will be open for food and beverages. Please visit Fraser’s website for more details and bookings. https://www.frasersrestaurant.com.au/
Should you become separated from your party/group/child, please alert Front of House staff in the area. Found children will be taken to the closest information booth. These will be located at the beginning of the event on Fraser Ave, near the Wadjuk carpark next to Aspects and at Yorkas Nyinning. Refer to site maps for locations.
No, dogs are not allowed into the event, with the exception of Guide Dogs.
If you are booked into Fraser’s Restaurant, you’ll be able to access the venue via Saw Ave. A parking attendant will be at the corner of Saw Ave and May Drive to allow access to patrons who have bookings at Fraser’s. Proof of booking will need to be supplied to gain entry. Please note, there may be times when the Wadjuk Carpark is closed and no vehicles can enter or exit until it is safe to do so.
If you can’t find the information you need on our website, you can get in touch with us at 6488 8616.