The weather is warming up and the outdoors are a-calling; but where to go to make the most of the season? We have compiled a list of our favourite spots to enjoy.
- King’s Park
This iconic park looks over the city and stunning Swan River. Covering an impressive 4km2 , there are numerous walks to enjoy as well as multiple areas to explore including the botanic garden, DNA tower, and federation walkway. This city central park boasts a variety of different areas, whether your desire is a quiet spot to settle with a playground for the children, a bushwalk, or even a sunset picnic with a cityscape view popular with local photographers.
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- Queen’s Gardens
We have had the king now for the queen. This picturesque garden in East Perth is a popular choice for weddings, with its beautiful lawns and lake. Established in 1899 to Celebrate Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee, this garden channels British charm and features a replica of the Peter Pan statue found in Kensington Gardens in the UK.
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- Mardalup Park
Nestled on the riverside in East Perth is this little gem. Surprisingly quiet and secluded, Mardalup Park overlooks the new walk bridge and Optus Stadium. Also nearby are Victoria gardens and Claisebrook cove.
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- Lesmurdie Falls
Half an hour out of the CBD this waterfall is in the Mundy Regional Park and is perfect for those wanting a small hike and picturesque views with their picnic. Pack a backpack and chose one of the many trails, with varying lengths and difficulties available. Best in winter and spring to see the waterfall and wildflowers.
- John Forrest National Park
40minutes out of the City is this gem. With multiple walks and trails as well as a designated BBQ area, this is a great day out with the family. Explore the scenery, meet friendly kangaroos at the John Forrest tavern, photograph wildflowers and explore WAs oldest railway tunnel. Before you go know there is an entry fee of $12/vehicle
- Araluen Botanic Park
This absolutely stunning botanic park is located 45km out of the CBD and is famous for its tulips and camellias. Through the park runs a creek, there are multiple heritage 1930’s log cabins to explore as well as numerous grassed areas for picnicking. The park offers something for everyone with its variety of gardens, flowers, activities, train and a café. This park is lightly accessible and sure delight those of all ages. Entry fees apply
- Serpentine Falls
For those wanting to make it a full day out of the city, Serpentine falls may be for you. The hour drive from the city is well worth it for the walks, wildflowers and popular swimming hole. Popular in late spring, the falls make a wonderful day out with easy access for all cars with sealed roads surrounding the park, grassed picnic area, Gas BBQs on site and restrooms. $9 fee payable to use the park, however the picnic area if driven to directly has no fee.