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Brisbane’s Best Picnic Spots

17 Sep 2017

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Sick of spending your weekends inside? Why not make the most of Queensland’s beautiful weather with a picnic in one of Brisbane’s best picnic spots?

Whether you’re heading out with the family, a special someone or your favourite book, these picnic destinations will have you enjoying some fresh air and beautiful views in no time.

City Botanic Gardens – Alice St, Brisbane

One of the city’s most stunning attractions, the City Botanic Gardens is the perfect spot to get back to nature and have a bite to eat. This leafy sanctuary offers an escape from busy city life while only being minutes from the CBD.

Covering over 18 hectares, you’ll have no trouble finding a private spot to enjoy a picnic. Spread a blanket on the grass or make use of their secluded park benches, and keep an eye out for the beautiful birdlife.

New Farm Park - Brunswick St, New Farm

Boasting towering Jacaranda trees and manicured lawns as far as the eye can see, New Farm Park is a popular spot for picnic-goers of all varieties.

Whether you’re making use of the barbecue facilities with river views, or you need space for a family game of frisbee, New Farm Park has everything you need for a fun day out.

Highgate Hill Park – Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill

Looking for the best views of Brisbane city? Perched 62m above sea level, Highgate Hill Park is a hidden gem gaining popularity for its impressive panoramic views, from Mt Coot-tha to Kangaroo Point.

This is a great spot to visit if the weather is looking a little grey; you can stay dry thanks to the undercover patio.

Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park – 461 Main St, Kangaroo Point

With gas barbecues, walking tracks and riverside views, it’s no wonder the Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park is widely known as one of the best spots for picnics in Brisbane.

Set up your picnic blanket at the top of the cliffs for a backdrop of the river, CBD and mountains, or head to the bottom of the Kangaroo Point Cliffs for a riverside close-up of the city. Don’t feel like packing a picnic? Grab something from one of the cafés to enjoy on your blanket or at a table.

South Bank Parklands – South Brisbane

For the ultimate outdoor experience in Brisbane, you can’t go past the South Bank Parklands. There’s a reason locals and visitors alike flock to this beautiful area, with its wide-open spaces, grassy knoll, and riverside views.
Open 5am to midnight every day of the week, you can enjoy a picnic at any time of day.

Stuck for ideas for your picnic basket? Fill it with some of our yummy quiche – just follow our simple recipe!

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