Stunning Picnic Spots in NSW

Round up your favourite snacks, bevvies and mates, and chill under the warm Aussie sun! Whether you’re looking to play a game of volley, or plan a romantic afternoon watching the sunset, we’ve put together a list of gorgeous picnic locations all over NSW.

Life is a picnic – so it’s time to roll up your mats and relax!

Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside


This tranquil reserve is the perfect spot for a family picnic, with plenty of shaded areas and wood-fired barbecues scattered throughout. After nibbling on your sandwiches and cheese crackers, you can take a stroll through the Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens featuring a stunning gateway, Seven Arch Stone Bridge, Light Mountain Pavilion and Waterfall Gazebo! There are also plenty of playgrounds and water parks for the kids to enjoy, as well as open areas where you can fly a kite or play a game of tag!

Apple Tree Picnic Area, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park


With the sun creeping in, the Apple Tree Picnic area is the best place to settle in with friends. Pack your picnic basket and make use of the shaded tables and barbecues, or visit the cafe and purchase food to enjoy on top of your cosy rug. The national park offers several walking trails, waterways and lookouts for those looking for a bit of an adventure.  What better way to spend your day than basking in sunny goodness and eating yummy food?

Illoura Picnic Area, Lane Cove National Park


This family friendly picnic spot offers picnic, walking and paddling activities for you and your crew to enjoy! After having a leisurely lunch, explore the beautiful bushland by setting on a range of walks, or you can cycle along the Pennant Hills West Pymble trail. Rent a rowboat and embark on a peaceful paddle down the river or bring your binoculars and go birdwatching! You might see spoon bills, ergets or even an eastern water dragon resting along the riverbank.

Bradleys Head Amphitheatre, Sydney Harbour National Park


Gaze upon the glorious and expansive views of the Harbour Bridge as you picnic by the water. This much loved picnic area is also a widely popular fishing and lookout spot offering panoramic glimpses across the city skyline and the Opera House. Wander out to the old stone jetty to catch some fish, or set off on one of Bradley Head’s exciting bushwalks!

Davidson Park Picnic Area, Garigal National Park


Only a short drive from the Sydney CBD is the stunning Davidson Park Picnic area, offering free BBQ facilities, lush grassy areas and a wonderful waterside. Decked out with boat ramps, you can bring out your own boat or hire a canoe and race your family. The Middle Harbour backdrop makes it the perfect place to unwind and enjoy munching on your favourite Aussie snacks!

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