The sun is shining brightly, my friends! With the COVID-19 rules slightly relaxing as of midnight Friday, picnics will no doubt abound! However, keep in mind that it isn’t free! We can’t regroup with the flock entirely to maintain our corona success and keep on moving towards the light. Nonetheless, grab your housemates or family and head outdoors for a picnic that will top teddy bears! Keep in mind the social distance limits and make sure you’re not breaking any traffic laws.
After all, there’s no better way to spend a summer day than with your closest loved ones, and these amazing locations in and around Brisbane are perfect
CHARLISH PARK | REDCLIFFE
If you’re craving a weekend off in the CBD but can’t quite commit to making the trek to the Silver or Gold Coasts, Redcliffe has a location for you: Charlish Park is located just 45 minutes from Brisbane. The park, which is adjacent to Settlement Cove Lagoon and Settlemere Country Village, offers plenty of grassy areas with barbecues and shelters available for public usage — as well as panoramic views of Moreton Bay!
DAISY HILL CONSERVATION PARK | DAISY HILL
This conservation park, which contains the Daisy Hill Picnic Area and the Daisy Hill Trail Hub, is a great site for a weekend excursion. There are lots of picnic areas and barbecue facilities, as well as pathways to walk or ride along the eucalyptus forest. If you’re lucky, you might see a snoozing koala in one of the trees while visiting the park and surrounding area home to one of Australia’s largest regional koala populations!
HIGHGATE HILL PARK | HIGHGATE HILL
Highgate Hill Park is the peaceful place we’ve been looking for, with plenty of free parking on the surrounding streets, picnic tables spread out over the hill in both the sun and shade and a gorgeous gazebo at the peak. The lovely gazebo stands at 62 meters above sea level where you may relax while taking in the view of the hill and watching city lights glitter against the night sky. There are no barbecuing facilities available, so bring a cheese platter and meet us!
J.C SLAUGHTER FALLS | MT COOT-THA RESERVE
Although it doesn’t have the most beautiful name, Slaughter Falls is a must-see spot within Mt Coot-tha Reserve. With facilities such as barbecues, picnic tables, vehicle parks, restrooms, taps, and shelters, you can relax in peace. While you’re there, check out the bushy walk trail carpeted with grassy creek banks or take the Summit Track for a solid trekking challenge. J.C Slaughter Falls is an excellent example of our South-East Queensland environment with rainforest, vegetation, and serenity abound.
JOLLYS LOOKOUT | MOUNT NEBO
Jollys Lookout at Mount Nebo is the place to go if you’re looking for a breathtaking perspective. Jollys is a well-known spot for a relaxing afternoon picnic with a spacious grass area with barbecues, toilets, and views of the mountain. If you want to exercise while you lunch, go to Jollys Lookout via the Thylogale track, which is 4 kilometres each way through pockets of lovely rainforest.
KANGAROO POINT CLIFFS | KANGAROO POINT
We all enjoy the comfort of an antique classic book, so why stop appreciating the comfort of a classic picnic location? Kangaroo Point Cliffs isn’t a new hot spot, but it’s definitely a timeless treasure! Set up your rug at the top of the cliffs for a panoramic view of Sydney or by the water for an afternoon of soothing relaxation by the river. Although parking is limited at this popular destination, a few laps around the block are well worth it for the ideal picnic spot!