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Perth’s 10 best picnic spots

So, you’ve planned a romantic picnic, but you haven’t found the perfect location? Never fear. We have pulled together a mighty fine list of Perth’s best picnic spots that never fail to impress.

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Waterman’s Bay

Along this vast stretch of city coastline, the beaches of the west are spotted with tiny alcoves and secluded pieces of beach that allows you to have your own private picnic spot. Make sure you take in the amazing view as you drive down West Coast Drive.

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Bells Rapids

Bells rapids are located near Brigadoon and provide a quiet spot to picnic amongst the bushland whilst you sit and listen to the water rush over the rocks. There are large boulders to picnic on, walk trails and it is the perfect viewing area for the annual Avon Descent if you happen to be there at the start of August.

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Kings Park

It may sound pretty stock standard, but there a quiet a few spots in Kings Park that are off the beaten track. It is a perfect place for a picnic with sweeping views of the Perth city and swan river.

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North Fremantle

Explore the nooks and crannies of the beautiful North Fremantle riverside. You could find yourself searching for the perfect spot for a while on a sunny day, so get in early and find one of the secluded riverside spots that is fit for two.

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South Perth

South Perth has stunning uninterrupted views of our city skyline with manicured lawns along its extensive foreshore. Most areas are equipped with BBQ’s and gazebos yet steer clear of them if you want a peaceful picnic with no children running about.

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Queens Park

Queens Park, located in Perth’s CBD, offers a picturesque place for a picnic. It has a pond, gazebo and extensive gardens, plus it is often quiet which makes it the perfect park to have a romantic picnic.

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Mundaring Weir

The Mundaring Weir is a great spot to sit in front of the large body of water and have a picnic. There are also designated BBQ areas on the south side of the damn. Keep in mind in summer the weir closes at 6pm and 5pm in winter.

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Matilda Bay

On the riverfront of UWA, Matilda Bay gives you an amazing view of the swan river and the city. The area offers plenty of grassy spots to sit and enjoy a picnic, with a few cafes scattered nearby for an afternoon coffee.

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Araluen Botanical Park

You must visit Araluen in spring. To picnic here amongst the tulips in full bloom is a scene that is breathtaking. There are plenty of gardens with BBQ areas, and also extensive grassed areas for picnics amongst the flowers.

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Hovea Falls, John Forrest National Park

Hovea Falls in John Forrest National Park has it all. Waterfalls, walking trails and parkland. Hovea Falls offers two waterfalls that are in action in winter and spring, so you may want to plan a spring picnic. The large granite rocks provide a great spot for a picnic.