With Spring in full bloom and Summer soon approaching, we provide our personal pick of the Top 6 Picnic Spots in Perth.
1. Kings Park
Kings Park is the first place that comes to mind for the ideal picnic spot in Perth. Due to the enormity of Kings Park, there are a range of choices when it comes to finding the best spot. This also means that each time you come down you can have a picnic in another location. There are cafes, restaurants and parks and the view of the Perth CBD is breathtaking. A perfect spot to spend a beautiful Spring or Summers day with friends and family.
2. Herdsman Lake
This spot is ideal for professionals wanting to take a relaxing lunch break. Located across the road from a range of businesses in Osborne Park, this peaceful nature reserve is also only 10 minutes drive from the Perth CBD. There is a large open space of grass, in addition to a path that goes the entire way around Herdsman Lake.
There are stunning birds, tortoises and dragonflies and the serenity of the spot is unlike no other. The grass is lush and soft and there is plenty of shade beneath the trees. There is a playground close by if you have children. You can’t go wrong having a picnic at Herdsman. Just watch out for the snakes in Summer!
3. Matilda Bay
Located across the road from the University of Western Australia, Matilda Bay is the perfect spot to have a picnic with your loved ones. It’s close proximity to the river adds the perfect dose of tranquility. Matilda Bay is quite a large open space, meaning there are a lot of areas to choose from. There is also a great park, plenty of trees for shade, a gazebo, bike path, cafes and barbecues.
4. Mosman park
At the end of a residential cul-de-sac, on a street called ‘The Coombe’ lies Mosman Park. This cosy space is right on the water’s edge and is a relaxing, tucked away spot that’s ideal for a picnic. This is a great spot to bring your family or significant other. If you’re looking to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life, Mosman Park is the perfect spot.
5. Point Walter
This is the perfect picnic spot lying right next to the river, with an abundance of shady trees and a stunning beach next door. You can take a break and swim in the shallows whilst enjoying time with your friends and family.
6. Araluen Botanic Park
Located past Armadale in the Perth Hills, Araluen is a stunning flower garden with a range of native and exotic plants. Spring is the perfect time to go for a picnic here as the flowers are in full bloom. If a peaceful setting is what you need, you can’t go past Araluen Botanic Park.
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