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Best Brisbane Parks for Picnics

The article is written by Nina Sudnitsin

What better way to spend an afternoon with friends than to picnic at one of Brisbane’s best parks? There is none! Although winter has finally arrived in sunny Brisbane, a blanket will shield you from chilly breezes and keep you cosy until dark. Grab some mates, head to woollies to assemble a delicious spread of food, and finally enjoy one of the myriad spectacular views Brisbane has to offer.


Mt Coo-tha Botanic gardens

The botanic gardens are perhaps the most scenic and picturesque gardens in Brisbane! The gardens are arranged in different themes, featuring a Japanese garden and a tropical dome. At only 7 kilometres from the city centre, it’s perfect for gathering your friends from all the corners of Brisbane and spreading out on a grassy knoll to enjoy nature in a spectacular urban oasis.

Address: Mount Coot Tha Rd, Toowong QLD 4066


Mt Gravatt lookout

Mt Gravatt lookout is a stunning setting for a cosy picnic. A small but impressive lookout, arrange your picnic at one of the tables or on the grass. At sunset, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the city basked in sunlight, and the sky lit up in all hues of orange, pink and yellow so it’s a guarantee your time will be well spent in good company and even better scenery.

Address: 185 Shire Rd, Mt Gravatt


Minnippi Parklands

A hidden gem in the suburbs of East Brisbane, this beautiful lagoon is a peaceful refuge for locals and residing fauna. The beautiful lagoon is covered in lotus flowers and is home to ducks, swans and sometimes even pelicans. Take a short stroll across the boardwalk or promenade around the lake on the circular path which surrounds it. The angled grassy knoll is the perfect spot to settle down to overlook the lake and its beautiful wetland surrounds.

Address: Stanton road W, Tingalpa QLD 4173


Raby Bay

Raby Bay forms the coastline of the suburbs of Cleveland and Ormiston in the City of Redland, only 30 minutes from the city centre. The foreshore park is home to picnic tables and plenty of space to enjoy the sea breeze and relax, making this space worth a midday getaway.


Newstead Park

Arguably one of the best riverside parks in Brisbane, Newstead Park is the perfect location to relax and rest after a busy day. It is also home to the oldest surviving home in the area, Newstead house, which dates back to 1846 warrants a visit. Enjoy a casual picnic on the lawn and do some people watching as Brisbane’s bustling city life continues around this small retreat.

Address: Cnr Breakfast Creek Rd & Newstead Ave, Breakfast Creek Rd, Brisbane City QLD 4006

Images by Nina Sudnitsin and Toa Heftiba on Unsplash


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