Melbourne’s favourite picnic spots

We asked our guests to spill the beans and let us know where their favourite picnic spot is located around Melbourne. Here we share some of the fantastic responses that we received – We hope that they inspire you to get out and about:

Beckett Park, Balwyn

I love taking our kiddies to Beckett Park in Balwyn Vic. There is plants of gorgeous shady spots in the Maranoa gardens to eat and admire the flowers, the kids love the huge playground, and we all love climbing the tower. I always feel like I am on top of the world. Plus… is very close to the Ferguson Plarre Bakehouses store in Balwyn where we get all of our picnic treats!!

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Melbourne University

The grounds of Melbourne University are stunning! I first found them when we had our wedding photos there and I fell in love! So beautiful, tranquil and we’ve created so many wonderful memories there!

Royal Botanical Gardens

Melbourne’s Royal Botanical Gardens has so much to offer and explore. The kids also like to end the day by dropping into the Art Gallery, before heading home on the train.

Mt Dandenong National Park

It’s my family’s favourite spot to have a picnic as it’s not too much of a drive, but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of the city and suburbs that we really appreciate the stillness, sunshine and fresh forest air! My two little girls love sitting under a shady tree seeing how many kookaburras they can spot

Find out more about Mt Dandenong National Park

Trentham Falls

It’s hard to find waterfall, especially one like this, its big and beautiful! and very easily accessible, makes it well worth visit!! Most of all its in a beautiful part of Victoria (and beautiful part of the country too). After having a look from the top of the view point we took a walking track all the way to the bottom of the waterfall were the view was even better.

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Murrindindi is such a beautiful forest there’s toilets, barbecues, great walks and lots of yabbies to be caught if your lucky

Lysterfield Lake

Lysterfield Lake is a favourite of ours – lush bushland, great walking tracks, and the tranquil lake!

Sorrento Beach

Down by Sorrento beach. Love the atmosphere, the gorgeous scenery and all the tall trees for shade. Beautiful on a Summers night when you see the sunset, all the boats in the water and catch the cool breeze

Lake Pertobe, Warnambool

Lake Pertobe in Warrnambool is absolutely amazing and so many activities for the whole family.

Of course, a picnic isn’t the same unless you have lots of delicious treats for yourself and the family. Your local Ferguson Plarre will have lots of pies and cakes to offer, but why not take the stress out of your picnic and look at a party catering pack, packed with sweet slices, yummy pies and freshly made wraps & rolls.