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.
The Google Map below will help you define which region that you may want to plan to 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.
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.
Werribee Park and Mansion
Werribee Park is the estate of a historical building in Werribee, Victoria, Australia.
320 K Road
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
The surrounds of the reservoir are landscaped to create a recreational area including picnic areas and BBQ's, playgrounds, carparks and walking tracks.
Narre Warren East
Emerald Lake Park
Emerald is known for its Emerald Lake (Lake Treganowan).
The lake offers...
Emerald Lake Road
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.
Macedon Regional Park - Hanging Rock
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
Organ Pipes National Park
The park is also a popular tourist destination and picnic spot. Some of the interesting attractions found there include...
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.
Woodlands Historic Park
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.
Plane lands Over Woodland Historic Park
Lysterfield Lake Park
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
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
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.
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