places to picnic

So… you’ve got your Picnic Box sorted and you need some inspiration for picnic locations in Melbourne. Here are our top spots.

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Rippon Lea Estate

Rippon Lea Estate is a heritage-listed historic house and gardens located in Elsternwick, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is in the care of the National Trust of Australia. 

192 Hotham St, Elsternwick VIC 3185 Phone: (03) 9523 6095
Open 10AM ⋅ Closes 5PM   


Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria - Melbourne Gardens

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria are botanic gardens across two sites - Melbourne and Cranbourne. Melbourne Gardens was founded in 1846 when land was reserved on the south side of the Yarra River for a new botanic garden. It extends across 36 hectares that slope to the river with trees, garden beds, lakes and lawns. 

Birdwood Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141  Phone: (03) 9252 2300
Hours  7.30AM to sunset every day of the year. 


Fitzroy Gardens


The Fitzroy Gardens are 26 hectares located on the south-eastern edge of the Melbourne Central Business District in East Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The gardens are bounded by Clarendon Street, Albert Street, Lansdowne Street, and Wellington Parade with the Treasury Gardens across Lansdowne street to the west.

Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002 Phone: (03) 3658 9658
Open 24 hours 

Moonlight Cinema Melbourne

New releases, plus cult and classic films, screened outdoors on summer evenings in a botanic garden.

Central Lawn Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne, Birdwood Ave, Melbourne VIC 3141


Edinburgh Gardens

Edinburgh Gardens is a large park located in North Fitzroy. It is bounded by Brunswick Street and St Georges Road to the west, the curve of Alfred Crescent to the north and east, and Freeman Street to the south. 

Alfred Cres, Fitzroy North VIC 3068 Phone: (03) 9205 5555
Open 24 hours 


Melbourne Zoo

The Royal Melbourne Zoological Gardens, commonly referred as the Melbourne Zoo and simply as the Zoo among locals, is a zoological park in Melbourne, Australia. It is located within Royal Park in Parkville, approximately 4 kilometres north of the centre of Melbourne. It is the primary zoo serving Melbourne. 

Elliott Ave, Parkville VIC 3052
Hours Open 8AM ⋅ Closes 5PM


Carlton Gardens

The Carlton Gardens is a World Heritage Site located on the northeastern edge of the Central Business District in the suburb of Carlton, in Melbourne, Australia. The 26-hectare site contains the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne Museum and Imax Cinema, tennis courts and an award-winning children's playground.

1-111 Carlton St, Carlton VIC 3053 Phone: (03) 9658 9658 

Como Estate

Como House is a historical house, with associated gardens in the City of Stonnington, Victoria, Australia. It was constructed in 1847 for Sir Edward Eyre Williams, and now serves as a tourist attraction under the custodianship of the National Trust of Australia.

Williams Rd & Lechlade Ave, South Yarra VIC 3141 Phone: (03) 9656 9889  Hours: Open 9AM⋅ Closes 5PM 

Catani Gardens


Historic boulevards of Canary Island palms trees line the walking paths and visually define the gardens. Events are common in the gardens and weekend pony rides are popular with families.


St Kilda West VIC 3182 Phone: (03) 9209 6777
 Open 24 hours 


Dandenong Ranges National Park

The Dandenong Ranges National Park is a national park located in the Greater Melbourne region of Victoria, Australia. 

Sassafras VIC 3787 Phone: 13 19 63 

Albert Park

Sprawling park & sports center with open green space, a scenic lake, 5-km. track & skyline views.

Albert Park VIC 3206 Phone: 13 19 63
Open 24 hours


Jells Park

Jells Park is a public park in Wheelers Hill, a suburb to the south-east of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Opening on 30 April 1976, the park attracts in excess of 700,000 visitors a year. The park is in excess of 127 hectares and contains 9 kilometres of bike paths and a fitness station area. 

Waverly Road, Wheelers Hill VIC 3150 Phone: 13 19 63 


Studley Park Boathouse

Yarra Bend Park is a 260 hectare park in Kew.  It is the largest area of natural bushland left in inner Melbourne. The most notable feature of the park is the Yarra River which flows for 12 km through it. The park hosts two golf courses, two historic boathouses, sheds and a number of cycle and walking trails.
1 Boathouse Rd, Kew VIC 3101 Open 24 hours


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