Fancy a spot of family fun or a romantic picnic with a loved one?
Enjoy the picturesque surrounds at the many picnic spots and parks, including National Parks located in and around the Swan Valley.
Local parks and picnic spots in and around the Swan Valley are detailed below.
A popular recreation and conservation reserve that is 10 times the size of Perth’s Kings Park. This park has a wide range of facilities, events and attractions for the whole family. Explore the wonderful Banksia bushland and catch a glimpse of grey kangaroos and, if you're lucky, a black gloved wallaby on one of three bush trails or the extensive bike paths. Visit the Children's Forest and Caversham Wildlife Park.
Picnic Areas are open 7 days a week, free admission to Whiteman Park, 8.30am - 6.00pm.
Please note, there is a fee for entrance to Caversham Wildlife Park.
Yagan Memorial Park
On the Corner of Great Northern Highway and West Swan Road, Swan Valley, the Yagan Memorial park pays tribute to Yagan, a Swan Valley Noongar Elder who played a significant part in West Australian history in his quest to secure an equitable share of the land for his people. The respect he earned in his lifetime and the circumstances that led to his death means that after 173 years he still occupies his place in history with distinction.
Lilac Hill Park - West Swan Road, Caversham
Best known for its international standard cricket facilities, Lilac Hill also has a lovely riverside area perfect for family picnics. Located on the north side of Barkers Bridge heading out from Guildford on West Swan Road, gateway to the lovely Swan Valley.
Stirling Square - Meadow Street, Guildford
A recently refurbished picturesque park that is one point of interest on a self guided walk through historic Guildford. St Matthew’s Church and other cultural attractions provide links to Guildford’s pioneering past.
Kings Meadow Reserve - Hill Street, Guildford
An attractive riverside spot with great facilities for family picnics.
Fishmarket Reserve - Swan Street, Guildford
A lovely riverside spot to have a barbecue or just take in the tranquil surrounds.
Middle Swan Reserve - Middle Swan Road, Middle Swan
One of the most popular parks in the City. A handy riverside location with most amenities for your day out.
Reg Bond Reserve - Bernley Drive, Viveash
This reserve, tucked away on a bend in the Swan River, is perfect for a secluded day out with the family. Links with Woodbridge Riverside Park via the John George walk trail.
Woodbridge Riverside Park - First Avenue, Woodbridge
The riverside area has been a favourite spot with locals for many years and is now complemented with playground equipment and picnic facilities. Links with Reg Bond Reserve via the John George walk trail.
Bells Rapids - Cathedral Avenue, Brigadoon
White water rapids make this an exciting viewing spot during the Avon Descent. Perfect for a picnic or that special day out.
Maali Park - Barrett St, Herne Hill
A great picnic spot on the river’s edge in the heart of the Swan Valley’s vineyards. There is a range of modern playground equipment for the children.
Whether looking for adventure, scenery or solitude in the Swan Valley - exploring the natural wonders of nearby national parks can lead to some intensely rewarding experiences. The quality of your nature-based experience is enhanced by informed staff and facilities designed to minimise your impact on the environment.
National parks located in or near to the Swan Valley include:
You can purchase a National Park Pass from the Swan Valley Visitor Centre before you go. Why not purchase one as a gift for the nature lover in your life?