Australia’s Best Picnic Spots

September 20, 2012

Grab your friends or family, fill a cooler bag with delicious nibbles and drinks, maybe a lawn game or two, and have a picnic! We’ve found the most picturesque picnic spots in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane for you this spring.

In Melbourne, try…

Treasury Gardens

The Flagstaff Gardens are the perfect spot to spread out a picnic blanket and pop that bottle of champagne. The gardens feature a number of picnic areas with barbeques as well as tennis, netball and volleyball courts, making it the perfect destination for families and city-goers.

Fitzroy Gardens

Positioned amongst Melbourne’s busy cityscape, Fitzroy Gardens is well-located and offers a number of heritage highlights. Explore the parks rich historical monuments or snuggle up against a tree to appreciate its glorious landscape.

In Sydney, we love…

Observatory Hill

Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, Observatory Hill offers remarkable panoramic views of the Rocks and the Harbour Bridge. Though it is situated in the centre of the city, it yields an escape from the hustle and bustle and instead renders a peaceful environment in which you can either admire the observatory or soak up some sunshine by the harbour.

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanical Gardens are an oasis of 30 hectares in the heart of the city, and absolutely teaming with life. As one of Sydney’s prime tourist localities, the gardens boast a myriad of shrubbery, artwork and wildlife. Wrapped around Farm Cove at the edge of Sydney Harbour, the Royal Botanic Garden occupies one of Sydney’s most spectacular positions.

In Brisbane, head to…

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

For those who enjoy a fabulous view, you will not be disappointed with Kangaroo Point Cliffs. The area boasts a number of parks and cafes and also provides rock climbing and cycle ways for those seeking adventure. Head up to the top of the cliffs to revel in the afternoon sun and watch the city buzz below.

Roma Street Parklands

Good things come in small packages- this statement certainly remains true in the case of Roma Street Parklands. The garden features a stunning display of flora and fauna and even provides its own amphitheatre. It’s the perfect place for anyone looking for a hint of romance.

Where is your favourite picnic spot?

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