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Fathers Day Picnic Spots

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hi everyone!

With Fathers Day set to be a beautiful 22 degrees and the start of spring looming I thought I would do a bit of research on the best picnic spots for Sunday’s special day.

My family and I are heading to Heathcote in Applecross for a picnic lunch which hosts a wonderful view of the city surrounded by amazing gardens. And also has lots of barbeques, picnic tables and open space to sit in. There is also a great kids playground there.

Here are a few of the other areas I also found while having a look:

Serpentine Falls - I love it there as you have all the beautiful walking tracks surrounding the falls and you can see some amazing wildlife through there as well as some very friendly kangaroos around! There are plenty of areas to sit and have a picnic and to barbeque. I also find that it is a very clean area and the facilities are kept up really well.

Matilda Bay Foreshore – I love this spot as you have the cafes along the river here so you can get a coffee while you picnic! The park by the river also has plenty of trees, a gazebo, barbeques and a bike path for those wanting to see a bit more of the view. My sister got married along Matilda Bay foreshore earlier this year and the view of the city and river was spectacular so I guess I’m a little biased with this one, it will always be a special spot for me.

Rocky Pool at John Forrest National Park – John Forrest has a lot of nice picnic spots and is a great area to go if you like to do a bit of bush walking and nature play for the kids. There are the old railways there and the awesome views surrounding the Perth Hills too. Setting up a picnic blanket on one of the flat rocks by the water is a really nice way to pass the afternoon.

Point Walter, Bicton – This spot is where I am going in a couple of weeks time with friends. It is a great picnic spot by the river that has plenty of shady trees and a white sand beach with shallow waters for the kids to play in. I love this area in the warmer weather!

Chidley Point, Mosman Park – Chidley Point is a peaceful and quiet corner hidden away behind the suburbs, backed by a pocket of natural bushland growing on a steep hillside. But because it’s located at the bend in the river where Freshwater Bay narrows into the channel that leads down to Fremantle and the ocean, you get an expansive 270° view out across the water.

Cottesloe Civic Centre Grounds, Cottesloe - The Cottesloe Civic Centre has grand Spanish Mission style buildings and walls, built in 1889 surrounded by extensive grounds featuring shady jungle gardens and huge sunny lawns on multi-level terraces. The grass is always nice and green there even at the end of summer.

Although the grounds are a public space free for everyone to use, not too many people seem to know about it so it’s usually pretty quiet with plenty of room away from other groups and the occasional wedding. It is a quiet and peaceful hideaway in the middle of the suburb, right by the sea, and among my group of friends is a favourite Perth picnic spot. Facilities on offer around the grounds include barbecues, a gazebo, a stage and a couple of playgrounds.

Ok well that’s just a few to get you started! I hope that you all have a wonderful Fathers Day and enjoy the sunshine :)



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