The best spots for a Perth barbeque in the park

Perth barbeque spots

Perth barbeque spots

If there is such a thing as the ‘Great Australian Dream’, cooking up a storm on a gas-powered BBQ in the park on a perfect summer day is a big part of it. Whether it’s cheap sausages and tomato sauce or something a little more gourmet, park barbies are a deeply ingrained part of our culture, and there aren’t many places more beautiful than sunny Perth to enjoy them.

Here we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Perth BBQ spots as well as a guide to finding a BBQ near you, making your next cooking adventure in the great outdoors a little easier.

Our top picks for Perth BBQ spots:

Burswood Park

Forget the casino, Burswood Park is a perfect place to while away an afternoon and get the family outdoors. There are undercover areas, playgrounds and, most importantly if you’re planning on staying for lunch, BBQs.

City Beach

Along the most iconic strip of coastline in Western Australia, City Beach has earned a well-deserved reputation as a magnificently beautiful spot to take a dip or simply lay back and watch the Indian Ocean roll in against the shoreline. This beautiful spot has free BBQs – excellent for a full day at the seaside. For more spots on the beach, check out our blog post on our favourite beaches here.

We reckon City Beach is a top-notch spot for a barbeque in the park.

Matilda Bay Reserve

Tucked away along the Swan River, just a few minutes from Perth CBD, Matilda Bay Reserve is well-loved by locals. It makes for a good day out with the family as there’s plenty of space to test your amateur cricketing skills and is dog-friendly too (bonus!). There are BBQs scattered throughout the reserve, so we’ll let you decide on the best place to spend the day (see meatinapark.com.au for some assistance).

Matilda Bay, Perth

Summer days are made for barbeques and picnics in the park and there’s simply no better spot than Matilda Bay.

Whitfords Nodes Park

Adjacent to an absolute gem of a beach in the northern suburbs (although you don’t necessarily have to be at the beach itself) is Whitfords Nodes Park. This cute little spot comes fully equipped with multiple BBQs for all to enjoy.

How to find a public BBQ near you:

A handy first stop is the website meatinapark.com.au, which has compiled all of the freely available public BBQs across Australia. Just pop in your local suburb or spot you’re heading to, and it’ll give you some stellar options.

Your second-best bet is to peruse your local council website. As most councils provide freely available gas BBQs, they’re usually listed on their website. We’ve linked to local council park and BBQ guides here for convenience.

City of Armadale

City of Bayswater

City of Belmont

Town of Cambridge

City of Canning

Town of Claremont

City of Cockburn

Town of Cottesloe

Town of East Fremantle

City of Fremantle

City of Gosnells

City of Joondalup

City of Kalamunda

City of Kwinana

City of Melville

Town of Mosman Park

Shire of Mundaring

City of Nedlands

Shire of Peppermint Grove

City of Perth

City of Rockingham

Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale

City of South Perth

City of Stirling

City of Subiaco

City of Swan

Town of Victoria Park

City of Vincent

City of Wanneroo

Remember to always practice fire safety, clean up after yourself (and friends/family) and keep our shared spaces clean. Happy BBQing!

Author bio

This post was written for Brighter, a natural gas initiative.

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