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Western Australia’s 12 Most Beautiful and Scenic BBQ Spots

Western Australia’s 12 Most Beautiful and Scenic BBQ Spots

Summers call for barbecues and fortunately, it feels like summer all year long in Australia. We’ve compiled 12 gorgeous spots to grill those meats and skewered vegetables so you can pick one for each month.

So come on up, it’s time to turn up the heat and bring out the food!

1. Cottesloe Civic Centre, Cottesloe

The centre’s grassy main lawn can be accessed by the public who wish to enjoy the scenic Cottesloe Beach. Pick a spot under the shades of the nearby palms and fire up the grill.

The Cottesloe Civic Centre is also a popular spot for weddings. Don’t be surprised if someone from their party wanders off to your spot for a bit of chat and maybe a bit of booze.

You can visit the centre from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding public holidays. The grounds are open to the public and won’t require booking for picnics or barbecues.  

2. Burswood Park, Burswood

The sprawling lawn, play areas, and shaded spots make Burswood Park a favorite barbecue location. If you have kids, let them play while you cook and maybe take a walk with them after on the park’s heritage trail.

Be careful and cook your food thoroughly. Kids can get an upset stomach, so check with your pediatrician for any advice. 

Also, listen to dermatologists and put on sunscreen to protect your skin.

Look for the park at Resort Drive where it’s open 24 hours a day.

3. Heathcote Reserve, Applecross

Kids love playing in the ship-inspired adventure playground of this amazing park nestled among landscaped gardens and heritage buildings. Listen to the meat sizzle away as you check the scenic river views.

You can walk around the museum and art gallery after your meals as well. Take care not to wear out your feet since long walks can be exhausting, as podiatrists always advise.

Heathcote Reserve can be found on 58 Duncraig Road. The area is open 24 hours daily.

4. Matilda Bay Reserve, Crawley

You can probably find the best sea views at the Matilda Bay Reserve. Take hold of the few picnic tables and fire up the barbecue grills, and you’ll be good to go.

They say if you look hard enough, you can see some of the bottlenose dolphins that live and play in the bay. You might want to have your eyes checked first to make sure your vision is perfectly sharp and clear.

Entry is free and you can visit any time of the day.

5. King’s Park, Perth

King’s Park, Perth

Grab a spot at the Lotterywest Family Area, Saw Avenue Picnic Area, Synergy Picnic Area, and the Pine Picnic Area. Barbecue stations are on a first-come, first-served basis so book ahead or come early.

King’s Park has always been a favorite barbecue spot for many, so expect a lot of people.

The park is open 24 hours daily. The barbecue grills are free to use.

6. Bay View Park, Mosman Park

Grill your meats while looking over the sweeping views of the city and the Swan River. Home to affluent residents, Bay View Park allows everyone to experience luxury without paying a high price for it.

There are free barbecue stations for public use at the 24-hour park.

7. Araluen Botanic Park, Roleystone

Schedule a time out for your barbecue dreams and drive up to Araluen Botanic Park. The Roleystone spot has 59 hectares of glorious flora, perfect for that social media post.

Select from the wood-fired barbecue stations or the gas-powered ones. You might have to pay an admission fee, but the experience is totally worth it.

Open from 9 am to 4 pm, the park charges $5 for children and $10 for adults.  Barbecue facilities are free of charge.

8. Point Walter Reserve, Bicton

Park at the spacious lot and enjoy the playgrounds, golf course, and amazing barbecue spots. Take a walk along the boat ramp to see the river views up close and personal.

If you like crowds, go there on the weekends. If not, then make time for the spot during the weekday.

Look for the reserve at Honour Avenue and enjoy the free barbecue facilities.

9. Riverside Gardens, Bayswater

Riverside Gardens, Bayswater

Dog lovers rejoice! Bayswater Riverside Gardens is a dog-friendly spot for owners and admirers alike.

Once your grill is hot and ready, slide those slices of meat inside and cook them to perfection. Enjoy the day watching your furry friends run around while propped up on your chair.

It’s a public spot open 24 hours a day with free barbecue facilities. Look for the spot at 123 Milne Street.

10. Thompson Bay, Rottnest Island

Quokkas will be your best friends once you step foot on this island. Just be sure not to feed these sweet little animals with your grilled food!

You can even bring a little wine with you too, though we suggest drinking in moderation. Wines can stain your teeth and your dentist won’t like that.

Children 4 to 12 years old are charged $7 for the day while adults pay $20.

11. Serpentine Falls, Serpentine

Look out for Western Grey Kangaroos at this amazing spot just a short drive from Perth. You can find picnic facilities such as tables and barbecue stations amidst the waterfalls.

You might want to bring some bathing suits to cool down in case the weather gets too hot!

Standard vehicles with 12 or fewer occupants are charged $15.00 per vehicle while large vehicles with more than 12 occupants are charged $7.00 per person. Motorcycles are charged $8.00 for the entry fee.

12. South Beach, Fremantle

Easily one of the best family beaches, Fremantle’s South Beach offers a large grassy lawn for beachside picnics. The barbecue stations are for public use while kids enjoy the onsite playground.

Need a quick change? Take advantage of the showers and changing areas near the parking lot.

Entrance is free, and so are the barbecue facilities.

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