Being from NSW, I love it when I get to visit Victoria as there are s many cool pockets to explore, especially around Melbourne, where there are endless number of places to enjoy a picnic with friends and family.
I think the thing I enjoy the most about Melbourne, being from a coastal area, is the amount of amazing parks and gardens which make a nice change from the beach picnic that I am accustomed to.
Below are a list of must see picnic spots in and around Melbourne that are definitely worth a visit. I have ranked them in postcodes to make it easier to plan a visit around your greater plans and when the family and I hit the road fr out big picnic lap next year, I will be sure to review as many of these picnic spots and update this blog to add my thoughts on each.
If I have not listed your favourite spot in Melbourne and its surrounds, be sure to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and share your secret spot.
Treasury Gardens - East Melbourne VIC 3002
Fitzroy Gardens - East Melbourne VIC 3002
Flagstaff Gardens - West Melbourne VIC 3003
Royal Botanic Melbourne Gardens - Melbourne VIC 3004
Queen Victoria Gardens - Melbourne VIC 3004
Footscray Park - Footscray VIC 3011
Yarraville Gardens - Yarraville VIC 3013
Newport Lakes Reserve - Newport VIC 3015
Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve - Williamstown VIC 3016
Organ Pipes National Park - Keilor North VIC 3036
Queens Park - Moonee Ponds VIC 3039
Royal Park - Parkville VIC 3052
Carlton Gardens - Carlton VIC 3053
Abbotsford Convent - Abbotsford VIC 3067
Edinburgh Gardens - Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Fairfield Park Boathouse & Tea Gardens - Fairfield VIC 3078
Studley Park Boathouse - Kew VIC 3101
Box Hill Gardens - Box Hill VIC 3128
Ringwood Lake Park - Ringwood VIC 3134
Fawkner Park - South Yarra VIC 3141
Ardrie Park - Malvern East VIC 3145
Hedgeley Dene Gardens - Malvern East VIC 3145
Lysterfield Park - Lysterfield VIC 3156
Victoria Gardens - Prahran VIC 3181
St Kilda Botanical Gardens - St Kilda VIC 3182
Rippon Lea Estate - Elsternwick VIC 3185
Yarra Bend Park - Fairfield VIC 3078