Explore these perfect Sydney picnic spots
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With so many lush green spaces, scenic parks, beaches and nature reserves, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when searching for the perfect picnic in Sydney. To help narrow the search, we have traversed the city from North Sydney to Surry Hills to find Sydney's best picnic spots.
Prince Alfred ParkCredit to: Destination NSW
Prince Alfred Park is an inner-city suburb escape perfect for after-work picnics. The sprawling 7.5-hectare park in Surry Hills offers plenty of picnic spots with large shady trees and scenic city views to set the mood. The park also features a heated pool, affectionately known as 'Redfern Beach', with both tennis and basketball courts, providing an ideal location for an afternoon of fun, followed by a lazy picnic lunch.
Bradfield ParkFor picnics with epic Sydney Harbour Bridge views, it doesn't get much better than Bradfield Park. Located over the bridge in Kirribilli, Bradfield Park is known as one of the best New Year's Eve vantage points on the North Shore. Whether a New Year's Eve picnic with friends or a romantic weekend picnic, Bradfield Park is one of the prime picnic spots in sydney to take in the city's awe-inspiring views.
Eddie Ward ParkLocated in the heart of Surry Hills, Eddie Ward Park offers a lush suburban sanctuary to enjoy a peaceful picnic with the family. With a skate bowl and playground to keep the kids entertained, lush green grass and an area to fire up the barbeque for a Saturday sausage sizzle. Eddie Ward Park is one of the top picnic spots Sydney has to offer to picnic and relax away in the afternoon.
Clifton GardensClifton Gardens in Mosman offers the best of both worlds, with a grassy reserve and a small sandy beach hidden within beautiful bush-covered headlands. Clifton Gardens provides a prime location for a morning or afternoon of family fun with a long jetty for fishing, a shaded playground, a netted swimming enclosure, and ample Sydney picnic spots.
Blackwattle Bay ParkCredit to: James Horan; Destination NSW
Blackwattle Bay Park is found on the Glebe Foreshore Walk, nestled between Rozelle Bay and Blackwattle Bay. The tranquil park features picturesque views of ANZAC Bridge and Sydney Harbour, providing the ideal setting to whip out the picnic hamper for a long, leisurely afternoon lunch. Blackwattle Bay Park has a playground, barbeque facilities and an off-leash dog policy so four-legged friends can join in the fun.
Berry Island ReserveBerry Island Reserve, located in Wollstonecraft in North Sydney, is a historic site with idyllic harbourside views. This dog-friendly park features a custom-designed playground, picnic tables and barbeques, perfect for a lunchtime picnic with friends or family. The small harbour island also offers a 20-minute bush walk called Gadyan Bush Track, with Aboriginal artefacts dotted along the way.
Belmore ParkSandwiched between Haymarket and Surry Hills, next to Central Station, is charming Belmore Park. This small green space with shady tree-lined paths offers a tranquil place to read on a park bench or relax with a picnic platter to help escape the busyness of city life.
Barangaroo ReserveCredit to: Destination NSW
Another top spot for an epic Sydney Harbour sunset picnic, Barangaroo Reserve is a stunning headland space with unbridled views of Sydney Harbour Bridge and Darling Harbour. The park features sandstone blocks and manicured lawns with more than 75,000 native trees and shrubs, so you can connect with nature while soaking in the stunning views.