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Where to Picnic in Melbourne

17 Sep 2017

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While Melbourne may not be as sunny as some other Aussie cities, it still offers some great weekend ideas for getting out of the house!

Pull out your picnic blanket and get your finger food ready – we’re giving you our list of the best picnic spots in Melbourne.

Edinburgh Gardens – Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy North

Boasting 24 hectares of shady trees and lush green grass, the Edinburgh Gardens offer everything you need to enjoy a bite to eat in the great outdoors.

Take advantage of the picnic and barbecue areas, and feel free to take your furry friend along; about half of the park is designated to off-leash dogs.

Ardrie Park – Malvern East

Enjoy stunning views over the city at this leafy gem. Ardrie Park features a wealth of trees as well as beautiful Japanese gardens to discover while enjoying your picnic.

You won’t have to put up with any passing traffic, either; Ardrie Park is set back from the road for a private and quiet atmosphere. The playground makes it perfect for the whole family.

Hanging Rock – Macedon Ranges

Drive 45 minutes north of the CBD and you’ll find Hanging Rock, a unique volcanic formation that creates a striking backdrop for a romantic or family picnic.

It features shady picnic areas, walking trails, and generous open lawn space for that game of cricket! If you forget your picnic basket, don’t worry – the café offers delicious sit-down meals and coffee.

Yarra Bend Park – Fairfield

The largest area of natural bushland near the city, you’re sure to find the perfect private picnic spot at Yarra Bend Park.
Fire up the barbecue while the kids play on the playground, or enjoy some quiet alone time with a book by the river. Yarra Bend Park has something for everyone.

Jells Park – Wheelers Hill

With 127 hectares of open spaces, it’s no wonder Jells Park is one of the most loved spots for a picnic in Melbourne.
Take a seat at the jetty to take in sweeping views of the river, or enjoy a walk or bike ride after your picnic. Jells Park is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Take your picnic spread to the next level with this delicious recipe for banana bread!

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