There is no better city in the world to picnic in than our beloved hometown.
With 300 days of sunshine a year and an abundance of gorgeous parklands, it’s all too easy to bundle up a blanket and a basket and head to your favourite spot.
But what about when you feel like venturing further afield than your old faithful?
Everybody knows Kings Park is a great spot, but what about the hidden gems?
Thankfully, our journalists are flung far and wide across the metropolitan area, and are all too happy to share with you their very favourite spots for alfresco dining.
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Just bring something to throw on the barbecue and you’ve got yourself an easy picnic at this scenic spot along the Swan. There are plenty of shady spots near the boat ramp on the lawn and beach. For the ultra-lazy, there are picnic tables scattered around as well as a café and a number of food trucks serving good coffee, waffles and ice-cream, and other delights.
Wireless Hill Park has picnic areas, ample parking and extensive walking trails throughout the bushland, making it a popular destination for families and community groups for walking, bird watching and photography.
BYO or make use of one of the many free barbecues overlooking the lake or nestled in the tuart and banksia woodlands. Stroll along the 240-metre koala boardwalk to view kangaroos aplenty in their natural habitat.
Stunning views over the Swan Coastal Plain are available from lookout platforms which are a short walk from the picnic area on Falls Road. There is a large car park, three large picnic tables with shade, toilet facilities and rubbish bins. The park is especially popular in spring when the falls are flowing and wildflowers are on display.
There’s kids playground, BBQs, public toilets, grass and shaded areas, pond and …wait for it… ducks. The perfect place to while away a morning or afternoon.
Better known as a top vantage point during the Avon Descent, this is a great spot to sit back with a good book and packed lunch for those who want a little time out with nature. Upgrade the experience by picking up a takeaway cheese board from The Cheese Barrel on the Great Northern Highway in Millendon on the way.
A family favourite forever, Point Walter takes top spot on our list of Perth’s best picnic spots. It features everything you could possibly need, all with a stunning view of the Swan River.