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Perth picnic spots, you won't find better anywhere.

Going on family picnics is great fun for the whole family and Perth has many, many perfect picnic spots.

Places like John Forrest Park, Whiteman Park, Mulluloo beach and Scarborough beach to name just a few, are ideal for a family picnic, the fun and enjoyment of being together.

Many of these perth picnic spot have picnic areas ans also feature bush walking trails, sporting facilities, native plants
Waterways, lawn areas, Toilets, kids playgrounds with swings and other nice things to keep the kids happy.
You will see birds and native animals in the National Parks and other sites suitable for picnics.

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John Forrest National Park ideal for picnics and exploring.

One of the nicest Perth picnic spots is at John Forrest National Park

One of the John Forrest picnic areas.

which is located along Great Eastern Highway, Mundering. Approximately 30 minutes from Perth.

perth picnic spots A picnic area

John Forrest is a wonderful destination for a picnic with kids, and is just the place forfamily picnics where you will enjoy quiet pools and the gentle waterfalls of Jane Brook which flows through Western Australia's oldest gazetted national park. There are tearooms a tavern with lovely meals, great out door area where you can meet some of the unique Australian animals, This one of the Perth picnic spots has a restaurant, barbecues, picnic areas, toilets, walk trails, horse trails and mountain bike trails.

John Forrest consists of more than 4,300 pristine hectares. Nearly half of this designated as a conservation reserve.

The park boasts bush walking trails, bike/walk paths, the Lew Whiteman Collection of antiques, an historic tram and some train rides, also there are playgrounds, sporting facilities, shops and cafe. There are more than 100 bird species and over 400 native plants within the park and it is beautiful here.

Perth Getaways John Forrest parrot with potato chipThe John Forrest National Park is not only a great place for a picnic on the warm summer days but is also good during the cooler months of winter, providing of course it isn't raining.

My friends and family have often visited the park and have always enjoyed each of our trips there.

And you might like to feed one of these friendly fellows. while you are at the tavern in the park.At the tavern you will be able to feed the kangaroos and other friendly birds, a wonderful experience for the kids to enjoy.

So if you are looking for a nice destination close to town to take your family or friends to I recommend the park as the place to go.

Whiteman Park, just great for kids and adults.

For lots of unforgettable activities Whiteman Park is the spot for the entire family.

Location: Lord Street, Whiteman

Located in picturesque bushland, Whiteman Park covers an area of more than 4,300 hectares with nearly half of this designated as a conservation reserve.

The park boasts bushwalking trails, bike/walk paths, the Lew Whiteman Collection of antiques, historic tram and train rides, playgrounds, sporting facilities,picnic areas, shops and cafe.

There are more than 100 bird species and over 400 native plants within the park.

My friend Nev resting at Whiteman Park. perth picnic spots Nev on Grass

More great picnic spots.

Lake Monger Reserve

Location: Corner of Powis Street & Lake Monger Drive, Wembley. 10 minutes north of Perth CBD.

A picturesque lake surrounded by green park lands and filled with picnic areas, childrens playgrounds and an abundance of bird life.

Lights are available at barbecue locations for night use and there are also lights in certain locations around the perimeter path.

Burswood Park

Location: Burswood ComplexLocated on the doorstep of the city alongside the beautiful Swan River,

families are encouraged to relax and enjoy the jogging and cycling trails, riverside walks and many picnic spots within the stunning parks and gardens.

Hyde Park

Location: Cnr Vincent, William, Glendower and Throssell Streets, Perth

One of the most picturesque parks in Perth; a popular location for wedding photos. The park is has some lovely walking paths, pretty gazebos, large overhanging trees and an ornamental lake.

There are BBQ facilities, expanses of green grass, lots of shade and children’s play areas, making it a perfect location for the whole family.

And if you need some picnic recipes here's some beauties for the kids and you.

Queens Gardens

Location: On the corner of Nelson Crescent and Plain Street, East Perth.The main features of the gardens include water lily-filled lakes (the old clay pits), massed displays of flowers and a replica of the Peter Pan statue in Kensington Gardens, London, manicured lawns and a large variety of trees and shrubs.

Facilities available include seating, a gazebo area, public toilets, and a drinking fountain. The gardens are enclosed by a wrought iron fence.

Supreme Court Gardens

Location: On the corner of Barrack Street and Riverside Drive, Perth.Facilities at the Supreme Court Gardens include seating and lighting, public toilets and drinking water. The garden is semi enclosed by mature trees and gardens. Events such as Opera in the Park and Carols by Candlelight are held here in the summer months. If you would like some beach, river or lakeside picnics instead There is plenty of them for you

With a view like this, why wouldn't you try Kings Park for a picnic?

perth picnic spots Perth skyline from Kings Park

Kings Park

Location: Fraser Avenue, Perth. Right next to the city The total area of the Park is 401 hectares, with sweeping grasslands, natural bushland, memorial parks, children's playgrounds and BBQ facilities.

Plus an outdoor cinema and a series of events throughout summer. The Botanic Gardens are also situated in Kings Park and provide a beautiful setting for a picnic. Be sure to check out the Federation Tree Top Walkway.

To read more on Kings Park Click here

Whitfords Nodes Park

Location: Whitfords Avenue, just north of the Hillarys Boat Harbour

The park has two lookouts with panoramic views accessible by limestone paths, BBQs, picnic tables, play equipment, bike racks, parking and toilet facilities (including disabled), lighting, shade structures and the beach is close by.

Yanchep National Park

Location: Wanneroo Road, Yanchep. 45 minutes north of Perth’s city centre.

Excellent BBQ and picnic facilities, row boat hire, scenic walk trails, koalas, kangaroos and an abundance of other native animals and plants in one of the state’s oldest national parks. Nestled in tuart and Banksia woodlands, the park is home to many different water and bush birds.

One of the best parks and botanical gardens in Australia.

Click here for more perfect Perth picnic spots, these ones by the ocean, the river or the lake

And naturally a good Perth picnic spot needs and should have good food, so if you are a bit short of yummy picnic recipes, click here.

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Mawson Park, Whitfords 
Lovely park, with a lovely kids playground suitable for children aged 2-14, really, really nice all round. Lake in center of park, rugby, football …

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What a fantastic park.just great for toddlers to 12 y/old. Has a pond in the middle with heaps of ducks, great playground, in which my 7yo boy absolutely …

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