Perth is rich in natural beauty and spectacular parks, making it the perfect place to picnic. Get outside and enjoy some sunshine and fresh air at the 6 best picnic spots in Perth!


Queen’s Garden

Have you ever watched the famous movie Notting Hill and wished to have such romantic moments beside your loved one on an iconic wooden bench? Because you can find that bench (well, an exact replica) right here in Queen’s Garden! Located in the heart of East Perth, Queens Gardens is a stunning urban oasis with beautifully manicured gardens and lakes full of water lilies. Be a romantic for a day and enjoy a peaceful escape on the love bench in this beautiful garden. Maybe in the end you can really find someone “who always sat beside you” – who knows!


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the iconic bench in the Notting Hill – Image from urbanphotographer


Stirling Gardens

You can’t go to Australia without seeing a kangaroo, and you can’t explore best picnic spots in Perth without seeing the famous kangaroo statues hopping, standing, or even drinking water at the Stirling Gardens. As the oldest garden in the City of Perth, it offers a quiet space to relax with its huge Moreton Bay Fig tree and some cute fabled May Gibb’s creations Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. This spot is perfect for someone who is in need of a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.


Stirling Garden on a sunny day, find the best picnic spots in Perth here! – Image from VisitPerth


Mrs Herberts Park

This is the perfect picnic spot to bring your kids to this weekend in Perth! Mrs Herberts Park does not just have impressive views overlooking the Swan River but you can still have fun splashing the water or building sand castles. It even has a playground that all kids love which is right next to the picnic area. Enjoy some quality time with your family and make this picnic at Mrs Herberts Park an unforgettable memory for you and your children!


The park, the playground, and the beach – Image from


Cottesloe Beach

White sand, shade trees and grass: who doesn’t love a beach picnic? Enjoy your time here by smelling the fresh sea air and listening to the waves. Finding a spot at Cottesloe beach is even more rewarding if you can catch the sun setting over the ocean while sipping a glass of wine. Such a view does not just take your breath away, it is guaranteed to stay in your mind and live as a wonderful memory!


One of the best picnic spots in Perth – Image from Michael Willis


Applecross Jetty

This park is rather small, making it one of the special picnic spots in Perth. It’s for the people who just love the city view with tall buildings and lights that sparkle in the dark. The sunset is also spectacular with the river next to the park, as beautiful lights reflect on the water, leading straight to the buildings on the other side. Applecross Jetty would be best for a quick picnic on a weekday, have a champagne after work to refresh your mind after a big day!


Sunsets over the river at Applecross Jetty – Image from Gregory Paul


John Oldham Park


To be called Perth’s greatest secret is no understatement. John Oldham Park will blow your mind with its marvelous waterfall that sits right in the middle of Mounts Bay Road. Combined with the dense luscious greenery, this park is often a popular wedding photo spot. For normal city dwellers, it’s a popular lunch spot or a weekend getaway where we can simply enjoy the view, feel some cool air and even go on a stroll on its few little walking trails! 


The cascading waterfall of John Oldham Park – Image from Daniel Lee


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