Perth's best parks and gardens to explore

As the weather in Perth starts to heat up – it’s time to dust off your picnic basket and blanket, get the family together and explore Perth’s lush and vibrant landscapes.

Jessica Gizzarelli
November 8, 2017
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I love exploring Perth’s natural beauties, discovering parks and stumbling upon hidden gardens with family and friends. Summer is here! And it’s the perfect time to start dusting off the picnic gear and treating ourselves to a day, enjoying each others company while soaking up the warmer weather. Here are our top picks for the best parks and gardens to explore in Perth this summer. 

Kings Park and Botanic Gardens

Perfect for a romantic date

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Located on the top of Mount Eliza sits one of Perth’s most famous icons. A lush, vibrant and unique landscape filled with native flowers/ wildlife, treetop walk, kids play areas, cafes and restaurants. Just last week I enjoyed a picnic at Kings Park overlooking the City of Perth and Swan River - followed by a walk on the bridge and a view of the Swan Brewery and Swan River. As the weather starts to heat up over the next week, why not get the family together and make a day of it, exploring the various sections of the park.


Hyde Park

Perfect for the family day out  

I have walked laps around the water’s edge imagining what could be hiding on the island that the public cant get to. Its’ historic, lush and secluded feel are all attributes that make Hyde Park feel like the perfect secluded atmosphere make Hyde Park feel like the perfect escape. Fitted with a children’s playground, water-park, BBQ and toilet facilities for the whole family to use. Hyde Park often is home to events such as its annual Hyde Park festival celebrating community businesses with a major focus on family friendly festivities.


John Oldham Park

Perfect for a weekend walk

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It’s named after a well-respected WA Landscape Architecture and is known as “Perth’s Secret Escape” – John Oldham Park is located between Mount’s Bay Road and the Narrows Interchange. Featuring a tranquil waterfall, lakes, walk / bike paths, and a child’s play area. if you are looking for a quiet escape with the family, I’d definitely recommend driving down and exploring the naturally lush beauty this secluded park has to offer.


Stirling Civic Gardens

Perfect for holding outdoor parties

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As a child, I loved heading down to Teletubby Park aka Stirling Civic Gardens, running down the hills into the playground that is still filled with swing sets, climbing frames, monkey bars and tunnels. This local gem is perfect for those family picnics and birthday parties. The park provides a safe and comfortable atmosphere with a community barbeque, undercover area with picnic tables, other benches scattered around the park and toilet facilities.  On the opposite end of the playground, lays soft lawn, trees, native plants, wildlife and a pond – it’s the perfect spot to relax and read.


Whiteman Park

Perfect for an adventure

This park is massive! Why not get up close to some native wildlife, explore the museum or take a ride across the park on a tram. Whiteman Park is the perfect family day out this summer, with so many activities and events coming up the park has something that both the parents and children will enjoy.

There is no better way to spend a summer’s day in Perth than by exploring our very own green playgrounds located in and amongst Perth’s CBD. If you have a day to spare – head down to one of these outdoor locations and explore their natural beauties. Don’t forget to pack your sunnies, hat and sunscreen!  


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Jessica Gizzarelli

Hi, my name is Jess. I’m 21 years old and love writing, music, fitness and food. Recently, I completed a degree in Communications. To me Perth is home, having grown up here, I love going for walks along the coast and reading at my favourite childhood Park. I love Perth’s vibrant and unique culture, café scene and stunning landscapes. I am always up for a new adventure discovering unique, quiet and hidden places around Perth.