7 Top Spots For A Picnic In Melbourne This Long Weekend

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The Easter Long Weekend is almost upon us and while many of us will be devouring glorious feasts with family and friends, or eating as much chocolate as we can, the rest of us might want to get out and about to make the most of the time we have!

Sound like you?

Well! Why not whip out your picnic rug, gather a great feast, and drive on over to one of the top picnic spots in Melbourne, so you can enjoy the sunshine with your family and friends!

 

Royal Botanic Gardens 

Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra

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 You’ll be treated to so many unique picnic spots in the beautiful 36 acre Royal Botanic Gardens. 

Sitting just on the outskirts of the CBD in Melbourne, you can relax in the shade, jog around the park, try some outdoor yoga, or sip nothing but fine wine as you take in the scenery.

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 If you’re not too keen to take your own picnic, you can head to the Green Cup (593 Chapel Street)!

Frozen by A Thousand Blessings (670 Chapel Street) is also the perfect place to head to if you’re craving some ice cream!

 

Hanging Rock 

139 S Rock Rd, Woodend VIC (in the Macedon Ranges)

You can’t have a true picnic in Victoria without venturing to Hanging Rock, right?

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If you’re up for a drive why not take your packed feast to the Macedon Ranges to this beautiful landmark. 

It’s played host to music concerts for Ed Sheeran, Bruce Springsteen and even more, so take your guitar or speakers and play your jam while you soak up the atmosphere.

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 Pet dogs are welcome, but they must be on a leash at all times!

 

One Tree Hill 

Lyrebird Track, Tremont, VIC, 3785

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No, not the show - the picnic ground, obviously. 

This little treasure sits above the Kokoda Track Memorial Park in Ferntree Gully, where climbers ofter like to stop and admire the view. 

There is WAY more than just ‘one tree’, but it’s named this from when the forest was cleared in the 1860’s, leaving only one tree standing. 

The picnic ground has large picnic tables, free electric barbecues, shelters, lots of car parking, toilets and areas for you to throw down your picnic rug!

 

 

Queen Victoria Gardens

St Kilda Road, Melbourne

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The gardens are well known for their Floral Clock, but you’ll also find some ornate ponds and monuments scattered all around, as you take in the blooming flowers!

 

Fairfield Historic Boathouse 

Fairfield Park Drive, Fairfield, VIC, 3078

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Relax and unwind with some Devonshire tea at this gorgeous place. 

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The inner-city bush setting is perfect to escape the bustle without going too far. 

It usually gets pretty busy during a public holiday, so leave lots of time to park and walk to their venues. 

 

 

Edinburgh Gardens

Alfred Crescent, Fitzroy North

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At 24 hectares, this is one of Yarra’s biggest parks and you can find it in the heart of North Fitzroy. 

There’s a tonne of open grassy areas for you to set up your picnic, as well as sheltered spots, and interconnected paths for you to venture down to admire all the gardens and trees!

It’s definitely not lacking in the fun department, being home to tennis courts, lawn bowls, a basketball court, skate park, table tennis tables, sports fields and playgrounds!

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You can bring your dog (half of the park is for dogs off-leash), and there’s also barbecue areas!


Fitzroy Gardens 

230-298 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne, VIC, 3002

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Fitzroy Gardens is one of the most beloved and historic in Melbourne. 

It’s beyond beautiful and has a Victorian-era feel, which you’ll love to take in as you wander around the grounds and adore the flowers, trees and landscape, before settling down for a yummy lunch or afternoon tea!

Kerekere cafe is also on site if you’re wanting to forego the packed picnic!

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Where will YOU be heading this long weekend?

Let us know in the Facebook comments and maybe share your fave picnic place with us!

 

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