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The 10 Best Picnic Spots Perth has to Offer

Serve up a mean picnic spread with a side of breathtaking views. Perth's best picnic spots are like sunshine for the soul.

John Oldham Park (Image Credit: IG @oliviaannabar)

Whether the sun is shining and it's a beautifully warm day, or the leaves are turning orange and falling from the trees in an autumnal delight, a picnic can be enjoyed no matter the season (as long as it's not miserably raining).

Hit one of the city's best markets for some delicious produce, pack a basket, round up your crew, grab a rug and a sandwich to-go and head to one of the best picnic spots in Perth for the perfect relaxing day out.

John Oldham Park (Image Credit: IG @healthy_nik)

John Oldham Park

John Oldham Park is one of the best picnic spots in Perth... especially since hardly anyone knows about it. This is the city's best kept secret garden, with a waterfall, lush greenery, even barbecues facilities! It's the perfect spot to bring friends and family and catch up over a shared meal sprawled on the grass. Despite being in the city, you'll feel as though you're miles away.

Mounts Bay Road, Perth

Cottesloe Beach (Image Credit: Australia's Guide)

Cottesloe Beach

Lay out your picnic rug, unpack your gourmet spread, and savour the salty breeze down at iconic Cottesloe Beach. As the sun paints the sky from late afternoon, the grass alongside the landmark Indiana Tea House is perfect for enjoying your picnic, the sunset and good company in style.

If it's summer time, you can take a quick dip in the ocean to cool off after basking in the sun before returning to your picnic blanket for a snack. Plus, if the mood strikes, there’s a fabulous gelato shop just over the road for a sweet treat after you polish off your spread.

Marine Parade, Cottesloe

Sunset Hill (Image Credit: IG @2cphoto)

Sunset Hill

In prime position on the Scarborough esplanade, Sunset Hill offers a perfect panorama for a picnic at any time of the day. Pack your own spread (or grab an easy lunch or dinner from Peter’s By The Sea - directly behind Sunset Hill) and head to this grassy knoll for the most spectacular vantage point to watch the sun dip below the horizon. If you’ve got kids, they’ll love the epic whale playground that’s right alongside it. 

The Esplanade, Scarborough 

Kings Park (Image Credit: IG @taylormadefortravel)

Kings Park

The crown jewel of Perth picnicking, Kings Park is the very epitome of Perth's natural beauty with its immaculate gardens, stunning native flora, and serene ambiance. Choose a tranquil spot under the shade of a eucalyptus tree or opt for one of the designated picnic areas. Here, you can enjoy your picnic spread while overlooking the city's skyline and the beautiful Swan River.

Fraser Avenue, Perth

Mrs Herberts Park (Image Credit: IG @perths.parks)

Mrs Herberts Park

Mrs Herberts Park is a real hidden gem, nestled right on the calm waters of Freshwater Bay in Claremont. This is not only a stunning picnic spot but also the location of a museum that showcases the rich cultural heritage of Claremont. Stroll along the banks, find a cosy spot in the shade, and unpack your picnic as you take in the most magnificent river views. This picture-perfect spot also has barbecues, picnic benches, bathroom facilities and a playground for the kids. 

66 Victoria Avenue, Claremont 

Hyde Park (Image Credit: Picnics & Bubbles)

Hyde Park

Nestled in the heart of Perth, Hyde Park offers an urban oasis for anyone looking for a hint of tranquility, without leaving the city. Its tree-lined avenues, picturesque lake, and resident black swans make it an idyllic picnic destination. Whether you're enjoying a leisurely lunch or a sunset picnic, Hyde Park is a welcome contrast to the hustle and bustle of the city, allowing you to relax in nature, right in the heart of Perth. You’ll find barbecues, bathroom facilities and a playground here, too. 

Vincent Street & William Street, Perth 

Monument Hill (Image Credit: doigstar1, Flickr)

Monument Hill 

This war memorial was built in 1928 to commemorate WWI's fallen soldiers, with smaller memorials alongside to honour those lost during WWII and the Vietnam War. The memorial and its lush surroundings offer a peaceful setting for picnicking with a touch of historic charm. As you savour your feast, take in breathtaking panoramic views of Fremantle and the Indian Ocean. You can usually spot Wadjemup/Rottnest Island and Garden Island on the horizon.

Corner of High & Bateman Streets, Fremantle 

South Perth Foreshore (Image Credit: Sky Perth)

South Perth Foreshore

With the big city lights well within your sights, South Perth Foreshore offers the ultimate skyline and river views; an iconic backdrop for your next group picnic. Spanning across four kilometres, the foreshore encompasses the Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth Esplanade Reserve, Mill Point Reserve and Clydesdale Reserve. It offers a range of activities and wide-open spaces, and there are several spots to get your feet wet post-picnic, with direct beach access available at Coode Street, Mends Street and Mill Point.

There are also plenty of places to pull up a rug and enjoy Perth’s enviable year-round mild climate, from the Scented Gardens at the western end of Sir James Mitchell Perth to the lakes area near Douglas Avenue and Hurlingham Road.

South Perth

Read Park (Image Credit: Sonder Coffee)

Read Park

This lovely green, shady park is situated next to the Victoria Park Community garden and the buzzing Sonder Coffee. Grab a latte to go and stroll down into quiet, leafy space to find the perfect position to shake down your rug and unpack your basket full of tasty picnic treats. There's playground equipment for the kids to escape to, and a dog exercise area for your furry friend to chase their tail. Tranquil, charming and a Victoria Park local secret, Read Park is one of the best picnic spots in Perth to check out next. 

5 Salford Street, Victoria Park

Market Square (Image Credit: City of Subiaco)

Market Square

Situated peacefully on lush verdant land, Market Square is a beautiful park close to the train station, shops and cafes of Subiaco. The park is perfect for nice sunny walks, has a beautiful playground the kids will why not grab a basket and have a picnic too? The spot is popular amongst the locals who want to have a relaxed day with the backdrop of nature. There's also BBQ facilities if you're looking to add a little homemade burger action to your picnic fare. 

Corner of Roberts Road & Haydn Bunton Drive, Subiaco

The best picnic spots in Perth have gorgeous views and ambience to match. After the perfect spot for a delicious meal in Perth? Find it on our list of Perth’s best restaurants, bars and cafes

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