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10 Scenic Picnic Spots in Australia

There’s no denying that Australia is a place of infinite beauty and variation and, in light of this, our country is home to many superb and very scenic picnic spots. No matter whether you bring a gift basket full of gourmet delicacies or simple sandwiches and your own picnic rug, Australia’s best picnic spots are sure to be enjoyed and appreciated for their beauty, natural features and romantic qualities.

So, where are 10 of the best picnic spots in Australia?

1:  Barossa Valley

The Barossa Valley has deservedly earned the reputation of the ‘wine capital of Australia’ and is renowned for its beautiful views, the finest quality wine and wonderful local produce. The location of the Barossa Valley — just one hour’s drive from Adelaide — makes it the perfect destination for a picnic in a gorgeous location and the perfect way to escape the pace of the city without having to travel too far. Take your own food or collect the most amazing delicacies from local providers.

2:  Adelaide Hills

Bird in Hand winery is located in the stunning Adelaide Hills and, every year, plays host to jazz music concerts. Relaxing on the green lawns of the winery is an ideal way to spend time with your loved one(s), while enjoying great music, food, scenery and ambience.

3:  Fleurieu Peninsula

Still in South Australia, the stunning coastline of the Fleurieu Peninsula provides many idyllic picnic spots. The Fleurieu Peninsula can be easily reached just one hour’s drive south of Adelaide, and is the perfect location in which to relax and drink in the sunshine. This region is popular with holidaymakers, particularly after Christmas, so why not give the gift of a Christmas hamper, get a group together, find one of many stunning picnic spots overlooking or on the beach and enjoy the entire experience!

4:  Como Pleasure Grounds

In Sydney, the Como Pleasure Grounds provide a great location for a picnic. This tranquil and secluded location is positioned beside the Georges River and is rich in native flora and fauna as well as historical significance. Como was given its name because, in 1888, it reminded local James Murphy of Lake Como in Italy. This comparison should give you some indication of the gorgeous scenery and views that can be experienced at this picnic spot.

5:  North Bondi

Close to Sydney, the lawns of North Bondi make an excellent and very scenic spot for a picnic. Of course, views of one of the world’s most famous and loved beaches are available and, on a sunny day, there are few places more idyllic. Enjoy a picnic hamper full of delectable products and make the most of the experience at one of the most spectacular and stunning picnic locations in Australia.

6:  O’Donohue

There are many wonderful picnic spots in Victoria, but for scenery and peacefulness, few places parallel O’Donohue in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. In a tall ash forest, this picnic spot offers tables and free barbecues — and you can, of course, bring your own selection of delicious foods. Relax and be awe-inspired in this amazing and unique location.

7:  National Rhododendron Gardens

In Olinda, the National Rhododendron Gardens are across 40 hectares of land and include some of the most beautiful flowers in Australia, such as azaleas, camellias, cherries, daffodils and (as you would expect) rhododendrons. Expansive areas of green lawn provide great spots for a picnic and sweeping views of the Yarra Valley.

8:  Kangaroo Point Cliffs

Located opposite Brisbane city on the Brisbane River, the Kangaroo Point Cliffs have incredible views and are renowned as a special and romantic location. However, this location is also a great picnic spot for families, groups and even individuals wanting a beautiful spot in which to relax.

9:  Roma Street Parkland

The formal gardens of Roma Street Parkland are ideal for a picnic of any size. Well-located near the Brisbane CBD, it’s easy to reach Roma Street Parkland and it’s well worth spending some time viewing the beautiful flowers of the Spectacle Garden, as well as the public art found throughout the parkland.

10:  John Forrest National Park

Western Australia’s John Forrest National Park is a great spot for a family picnic. The scenery is magnificent and features quiet pools and gentle waterfalls. Many of the picnic spots, and the park more generally, are home to unique Australian animals and stunning native plants.

There is no shortage of wonderfully scenic and superb picnic spots in Australia.