Picnic Perfect: Our Favourite Picnic Spots Revealed
by Robert Hing on Nov 22, 2023
As a beach accessories brand, we really are into all things outdoors - and picnics are no exception. From beach days with friends and family, to romantic sunset views or secluded picnic spots to get away from the crowds – eating al fresco really is an easy (and budget friendly) way to celebrate every occasion.
Whether you’re looking for a new spot, secluded or with views or waves, here’s our guide to some of the best picnic spots around Australia for you to enjoy.
New South Wales
The narrow peninsula is surrounded by water on three sides: Pittwater, the Pacific Ocean, and Broken Bay, making it perfect for surfing, swimming and of course, picnicking! Make sure you bring your Blem Surf Poncho with you ;)
It has three urban parks within – Centennial Park, Moore Park and Queens Park. Its massive - almost 31 million people visit the parks annually. But don’t let that scare you, the parklands are so big that there’s always plenty of room for a secret picnic for visitors to admire and enjoy the surroundings.
Australian Capital Territory
If you want to feel like you are in a movie - look no further than Gibraltar Falls. From a plunging waterfall that pools into a magical stream to a free-to-use picnic area with gas barbecue amenities, this place has it all. Make sure you bring your reusable water bottle to make the most out of that gorgeous waterfall.
Black Mountain Peninsula
An ideal location for the outdoor lovers: you can enjoy some paddling, boating or just strolling along the beach or the water’s edge. This 22.2 hectares of foreshore parkland includes picnic areas and all-ability-access playgrounds.
Loch Ard Gorge
A few minutes down the Great Ocean Road from the world (and insta) famous Twelve Apostles, discover another mighty rock stack and a stunning sandy beach enclosed by sheer yellow coloured limestone cliffs.
The National Heritage listed precinct is rich with history, architectural sites, eateries and beautiful vistas. Super family friendly, it’s the perfect place to warm yourself with the sunshine and abundance of greenery - perfect for a family sized towel / picnic blanket.
With plenty to do and see, this historical site features tree-lined gardens, picnic tables, toilets, walking tracks, barbeque amenities and, for the furry friend lovers, a on- and off-leash area for dogs. Grab your Blem Bottle, snacks and your weekend is complete!
If Japan is on your bucket list, this is your perfect spot! This garden includes various features that carry symbolic and religious significance to Japan. Despite being walking distance from the CBD, it’s incredibly calm and serene – perfect for picnickers looking for a break from the busy city bustle.
White sands, clear waters and breathtaking sunsets: Glenelg Beach has it all. There are also numerous eateries nearby for the unprepared or those looking for a more spontaneous picnic adventure.
Araluen Botanic Park
Kickstart your weekend right at Araluen Botanic Park, an internationally-acclaimed oasis of greenery and flowers that’ll make your picnic experience one to remember. And for the cooks out there, there are also free barbecues and firewood facilities located throughout the park.
Burleigh Heads Beach
One of Gold Coast’s hidden gems, its sand and parkland offer prime spots from where you can look across the pristine ocean stretch, with the backdrop of a high-rise city line.
Point Perry has everything required for a successful picnic. Although often busy with sightseers, they move on quickly and there is always space for a grassy picnic with a view.
Have you been to these picnic spots? If you haven’t, hope you love them as much as we do. Find your willow baskets and favourite Blem products, pull up your best antipasto board, text your picnic buddy and head to one of one of these spots this weekend if you can. And if you are missing any essentials, remember to use the code DryYourself for 15% off website wide