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Outside The City Of Melbourne
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The selection of picnic places here should help you to put together that picnic that the whole family will thoroughly enjoy.

The outer Melbourne suburbs are full of beautiful parks and gardens and Melbourne beaches provide the perfect backdrop for memorable family outings.

Quite a few parks and beaches are now equipt with free electric BBQ's and modern playground equipment.

Family Getaways Melbourne has selected some unique picnic places on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Some of these are short distances from the central business district of the city while others are a little further out into the Victorian countryside.

Google Map To Selected Melbourne Picnic Places

The Google Map below will help you define which region that you may want to plan a picnic visit.

Just click onto the either the link below the map for a larger more detailed map or onto a picnic table icon for the description on the picnic spot itself.

View Top Melbourne Picnic Places in a larger map

Plan A Picnic In The Outer Melbourne Regions

Werribee Park Mansion

The Historic Werribeee Mansion

Werribee Mansion Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/d-l-j-h/5412686755/

Werribee Park is the estate of a historical building in Werribee, Victoria, Australia.

It includes...

  • Werribee Park Mansion
  • The Victoria State Rose Garden formal gardens
  • The Werribee Park National Equestrian Centre
  • The Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • A contemporary sculpture walk
  • A natural river side area which is being grown with the plants of the Kurung Jang Balluk clan who lived on Werribee River.

320 K Road

Werribee South

  Plan a Picnic at Cardinia Reservoir Park 

Kangaroos are the parks natural inhabitants with many not afraid to join in on your picnic.

Cardinia Reservoir Park Kangaroo On The Hop

Kangaroo at Cardinia Reservoir Park Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissamuel/5366854530/

The surrounds of the reservoir are landscaped to create a recreational area including picnic areas and BBQ's, playgrounds, carparks and walking tracks.

Duffys Road

Narre Warren East

Emarald Lake Park

Emerald Lake Park In Autumn

Emerald Lake Park Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/dockev/3690553274/

Emerald is known for its Emerald Lake (Lake Treganowan).

The lake offers...

  • barbecue facilities
  • children's playgrounds
  • a pool
  • paddle boats
  • walking tracks
  • fishing
  • Environment Centre
  • model railway
  • café
  • a railway station for Puffing Billy.

Emerald Lake Road

  Jells Park  

Moon Rising Over The Jells Park Lake

Jells Park Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/imageo/2278391902/

Jells Park is a public park in Wheelers Hill, a suburb to the south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The park is in excess of 127 hectares and contains 9 kilometres of bike paths and a fitness station area.

Jells Park has many barbecue and picnic areas scattered throughout the parkland.

Waverly Rd

Wheelers Hill

  Macedon Regional Park - Hanging Rock  

The Eerie Victoria Countryside's Hanging Rock

View from the top of Hanging Rock in the Macedon Ranges, Melbourne Australia compliments of Steve Curle

Mount Macedon is a small town 64 kilometres north-west of Melbourne in the Australian state of Victoria.

Hanging Rock in central Victoria is a distinctive geological formation situated on the flat plain between the two small townships of Newham and Hesket.

Approximately 70 km north-west of Melbourne and a few kilometres north of Mount Macedon (a former volcano) .

Enjoy a leisurely picnic at Sanatorium Picnic Area and Days Picnic Area - several of the six picnic grounds spread along the ridge of the range.

There are picnic tables, fireplaces and a handy information board.

Mt Macedon Rd

Mount Macedon

  Organ Pipes National Park  

The Intriguing Organ Pipes Rocy Outcrop Just North Of Melbourne

Organ Pipes National Park Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/76384935@N00/401794123/

The park is also a popular tourist destination and picnic spot. Some of the interesting attractions found there include...

  • The Organ Pipes
  • The Tessellated Pavement
  • The Rosette Rock

There is a Visitors Center and picnic area next to the car park and short walking tracks down a rather steep hill to Jacksons Creek and the rock features.

Calder Hwy

Keilor North

  Woodlands Historic Park  

Historic Woodlands Park On Teh Outskirts Of Melbourne

Woodlands Historical park Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/kabl1992/5400695520/

A recreational path for cyclists and walkers connects many reserves, parks and sporting grounds along the Moonee Ponds Creek starting at Melbourne Docklands and continuing to Woodlands Homestead within Woodlands Historic Park.

Somerton Road Picnic Area is nested under magnificent River Red Gums where there are electric barbecues, tables and toilets are provided.

Somerton Rd


Plane lands Over Woodland Historic Park

Plane landing over Woodlands Historic Park Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/flying_cloud/2208223111/

  Lysterfield Lake Park  

Eastern Region Lysterfield Lake Park

Lysterfield Lake Park Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/irrational_cat/2293714068/

Relax and plan a picnic in the native grounds under the shade of the spotted gums.

There are two picnic areas along the lake shore and both have toilets, picnic tables and free electric barbecues.

Lysterfield Lake Park


  Plan A Picnic At Badger Weir  

Badgers Weir Healesville - Yarra Valley Region

Badgers Weir in Melbourne Australia compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/mystic-venus/2761026249/

Badger Weir Picnic Area is the perfect place to enjoy a picnic or barbecue.

Forest walks take you under Mountain Ash, ancient fern gullies and across fresh mountain streams.

Fossick in the shallows and perhaps find a small emerald, garnet or sapphire.

Check out the Badger Weir facilities at this beautiful picnic spot.

Badger Weir Rd

Badger Creek

These are just a small selection of picnic spots that you can enjoy when you plan a picnic out into the countryside surrounding Melbourne.

Continue onto Part 3 for Family Getaways Melbourne's selection of excellent picnic spots at Melbourne's superb Beaches both locally and along the salt water foreshores.

Want some easy salad ideas?

Melbourne City Picnic Spots - Part 1

Melbourne's Picnic on the Beach - Part 3

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