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Perth parks and squares

Perth is a city that loves the outdoors. Its maritime history means that getting out and about is in the city’s DNA. As such, Perth parks and squares are among the most beautiful in the entire country and well worth a visit for nature lovers.  Spend an afternoon by the waterfront with your companions, hike the Scarborough-Trigg Heritage Trail, or take a stroll around Herdmans Lake in Churchlands. Below you’ll find a few parks and squares that we feel are unmissable. If your perfect holiday includes relaxing in the great outdoors, make sure you don’t miss these picturesque parks.

Kings Park

Ranked among the largest inner-city parks in the world, Kings Park is filled with both Aboriginal and European history. It's also home to the gorgeous Western Australian Botanic Gardens. There are bushwalking trails and gorgeous views of both the Swan and Canning rivers. Kings Park runs free public events year-round during the day and in the evening.
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Hyde Park

Every city in the world seems to have a Hyde Park! What sets Hyde Park in Perth apart is that it's an inner-city oasis – a place of calm among the bustle of the city. The perfect spot for a break on your walking tour of the city, Hyde Park offers a moment of respite in a busy day. It's simple, beautiful, and perfect.
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Lake Monger

If you're the sort of person who likes to maintain their fitness regimen while on holiday, Lake Monger is somewhere to keep in mind. Home to plenty of local flora, Lake Monger is filled with trails for walking, running, and other exercises. This is the perfect place for an early morning jog or a mid-afternoon stroll on your way to your next destination.
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Matilda Bay Reserve

Bursting with activities from yacht clubs to camping, Perth's Matilda Bay Reserve is the perfect destination if you're looking to take advantage of the great outdoors without going too far from the city. There's no shortage of things to do on site, and it lays only a stone's throw from a number of shops and restaurants should you require any supplies.
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Russell Square

Another simple inner-city oasis, named for West Australian Prime Minister Lord John Russell, Russell Square Perth is a long-standing pillar of the local Italian community. Located in the Little Italy district, it remains a popular meeting spot for locals and saw a major upgrade in 1994 to add more modern lighting, seating, and equipment for visitors of every stripe.
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