The Ultimate Spring Picnic Guide

The weather is finally starting to warm up meaning it’s the perfect time for Picnics! Whether you are planning to take a picnic to the races or are hosting one at home, we’ve got you covered this spring.

Planning The Menu

The most crucial component of a picnic is the menu. The important thing here is to pick items that will keep well, especially if you need to travel to get to your picnic spot. Things like sandwiches, appetiser plates, and breadsticks are a great way to start. You can pack deli meats, crackers, olives and pickles, grapes all in food containers to keep the contents fresh and prevent the food from rolling around the basket. A cheese board is also guaranteed to make any picnic stand out. Just try to stay away from melting cheese if you will be directly in the sun.

Maxwell & Williams Artisan Acacia Board

If you need some menu inspiration, Delicious, Gourmet Traveler, Epicurious, Taste and Donna Hay all have great recipe guides for some inspiration.

Water, Ice tea and fruit juices are the perfect drink choice to cool to down. If you want something boozy rose will go down a treat. Alternatively, you could make a batch from our favourite spring cocktails.

Find a good location
There are so many destinations options, beaches, mountains, national parks to your very own backyard. The possibilities are endless.

Luckily for us, Australia has an incredible range of Picnic spots. From national parks, beaches and picnic grounds, there is sure to be a place nearby you. Here is a few suggestions from Australia’s larger cities.
Sydney: Barangaroo Reserve, Blackwattle Bay Park, Bradfield Park, Como Pleasure Grounds, Lane Cove National Park, Wattamolla Picnic Area, Royal Botanical Garden
Melbourne: Edinburgh gardens, Rippon Lea Gardens, Royal Botanical Gardens, One Tree Hill Picnic Ground, Carlton Gardens, Werribee Park
Adelaide: Rymill Park, Elder Park, Carrick Hill, Heywood Park, Thalassa Park, Willunga Recreation Reserve, Port Willunga Beach, Jubilee Park and Adventure Playground
Brisbane: Kangaroo Points Cliffs, City Botanic Gardens, The South Bank Grassy Knoll, Orleigh Park, Roma Street Parklands, Highgate Hill Park,
Perth: Herdsman Lakes, Matilda Bay, Walyunda Pool, Point Water, Sepentine Falls, Noble Falls, Chidley Point Reserve

Essentials to Pack

+ Clean up items: Plastic Bags, paper towels, napkins etc,
+ Miscellaneous: Portable radio or speaker, bug repellent spray, sunscreen

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