Australia’s Top Picnic Spots

Here at Glorious Difference headquarters we love a good picnic. So we’ve done a bit of research and found some of Australia’s top picnic spots across our five capital cities for you.

Sydney – Wendy’s Secret Garden

Sydney - Wendy's Secret Garden

Inspired by her husbands life, Brett Whiteley’s widow Wendy set out to create this beautiful garden for all to enjoy as a way of coping with the grief of the great painters death in 1992. A magic space with a majestic view of the beautiful city and its harbour.
Address: Clark Park, Lavender Street, Lavender Bay, 2060.
Admission: Free.
Melbourne – Rippon Lea House and Gardens
Melbourne - Rippon Lea House and Gardens
The last of Australia’s grand suburban estates Rippon Lea House sit just out of the city. Under the care of the National Trust of Australia, the property is surrounded by beautiful and romanic 19th century gardens and a man-made lake. It’s a great spot to take someone special.
Address: 192 Hotham Street, Elsternwick , 3185.
Admission: Free (for the gardens but tickets required for the various exhibitions held)
Brisbane – City Botanical Gardens
Brisbane - City Botanical Gardens
With a gorgeous array of plant life set across 45 acres of beautiful gardens the Brisbane City Botanical Gardens were established in 1855 and survived three major floods. Lots of room to play and picnic! Accessible by foot, bus and river cats it’s very easy to get to.
Address: Alice Street, Brisbane, 4000.
Admission: Free.
Adelaide – Glenelg Beach
Adelaide - Glenelg-Beach
A short tram ride from Adelaide sits Glenelg Beach, a lively, sandy beach with an amusement park and golf course and regular dolphin spotting tours. Soak up the atmosphere and enjoy people watching while you catch up with loved ones over a picnic.Address: Jetty Rd, Glenelg, 5045.
Admission: Free.

Perth – Swan River Foreshore
Perth - Swan River
The Swan River in Perth is scared to local Aboriginals as it is believed to have been created by the rainbow serpent “Waugal”. The river is protected by a trust and has great views over the city of Perth and lots of picnic spots along the river it’s a wonderful place to lay down your picnic blanket. Sit back and take in the amazing view and scared river.
Address: Swan River, Soutyhwest Perth.
Admission: Free.