One of the great ways that you can appreciate Sydney and all its beauty is with a relaxing picnic in one of the many parks and nature spots. With stunning scenery and beautiful weather, settling down for a picnic in this bustling city should surely be on any visitor’s bucket list. We’ve picked just five of the best picnic places in and around Sydney so that when you decide to go to Australia you’ll know exactly where to head.


Clifton Gardens

Situated in the stunning Sydney Harbour National Park found a short distance from the Sydney metro zone, Clifton Gardens is not only home to a number of beautiful beaches and wharves but is also a perfect spot for fishing. As well as the beaches, there are also grassy areas and bushlands for those who are undecided about where exactly to set up camp for their picnic. Walking tracks surround the gardens and luckily there are electric barbecues conveniently located throughout.


Cremorne Point Reserve

Located on the outskirts of the city, Cremorne Point Reserve offers up truly unrivalled views of the harbour and the city, making this one of the best picnic spots in Sydney. Extending nearly 3 km around the Cremorne Point Peninsula, this is the perfect spot to settle down for the day. If you aren’t up for a long day of soaking in the sun you can always take a dip in the free saltwater pool, or head to the walking track and wander all around the reserve.


view of sydney from Cremorne Point Reserve


Mrs Macquarie’s Chair

A perfect city hideaway with brilliant views of the harbour, bridge, city skyline and the flowers of the botanical gardens, Mrs Macquarie’s Chair is one of the top picnic spots in Sydney. It is also conveniently located close to the city centre, making for a good picnic stop in the midst of enjoying all that Sydney has to offer.


Wendy’s Secret Garden

Tucked away in the shadows of North Sydney, this beautiful garden is a visual delight for picnickers. Featuring a variety of native and exotic plants, towering fig trees along with white parrots, kookaburras and other birds frolicking throughout, this is no doubt a top romantic picnic spot in Sydney. Nestled in the Lavender Bay Parklands, Wendy’s Secret Garden also offers up stunning views of both Sydney Harbour and the iconic Harbour Bridge.


Wendy's secret garden sydney


Hyde Park

Easily accessible by public transport, this park is the heart and soul of the city as well as the oldest in Australia. It offers up stretches of greenery and blue skies in the midst of the bustling CBD, and is also home to the famous ANZAC Memorial. If you fancy settling down for a picnic in Sydney, this park is an easy stop off for any visitor. However, if you’d prefer to taste the finer foods this city has to offer, then why not stroll around Hyde Park and then head to one of the many restaurants with a view in Sydney.


Hyde Park sydney australia


With such beautiful parks and gardens on offer in this Aussie city, we think you’ll be spoilt for choice when deciding where to set up camp for the day. No need to worry, if a day of picnicking is not quite up your street then there are endless other things to do in Sydney, from surfing at Bondi beach to seeing a show at the iconic Sydney Opera House.

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