Fancy a picnic but don’t know where to go to get an all in one experience? Well we’ve done the hard work for you. Melbourne is a great place to sit, enjoy the view and eat good food, so pick one of these locations to ensure you make the most of your day.
The Fairfield Park Boathouse & Tea Gardens
With grassed areas to lay out your own picnic rug, to communal BBQ areas surrounded by tables and chairs, a homey little café and the option to go rowing. Check out this location for anything from adventure to romance.
The Abbotsford Convent
Just four kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD and spread over 16 acres, the Abbotsford Convent – with its 11 historic buildings and gardens – is Australia’s largest multi-arts precinct. The former Convent of the Good Shepherd, this ex-monastic site is now owned by the Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) – a not-for-profit organisation that operates the Abbotsford Convent on behalf of the public.
Today, the Convent is home to over 100 studios, two galleries, cafes, a radio station, a school, and an abundance of green open space. Each year the Convent welcomes a diverse range of art projects, rehearsals, workshops, exhibitions, markets, events and festivals. Grab your picnic basket once you’re done and then move across to Collingwood Children’s farm to check out the farm life!
Kokoda Track Memorial Park
Located in the Dandenong Ranges, this location is for those looking for a more active component to their picnic. Start off with a trek up the thousand steps surrounded by beautiful bushland that is likely to send you off into mindful relaxation. Once you’re done admiring your surroundings make your way back down to the BBQ and picnic area to refuel. There are also cafés around the area that you can buy food from and take to the park for more convenience.
Team TBM xx