Top Getaway Picnic Places for Families In Brisbane

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Top Getaway Picnic Places for Families In Brisbane

Everyone needs a little getaway now and then, but when you’re a family it can be a challenge to organise and pull off, and weekly or even an overnight trip. That’s why we are big, big fans of the humble picnic. Not only are picnics a wonderful way to spend a day outside in one of Brisbane’s many beautiful natural areas, they can be a delightful, easy to organise, little getaway for families.

If you don’t consider yourself a picnic person, now is the time to try it out. Pack a simple picnic lunch, your sunscreen, and a good picnic rug and head out with your kids and whoever else feels like tagging along for a day out. Looking for places to go? These ones are all worth visiting!

City Botanic Gardens

Brisbane’s botanic gardens, located on Alice Street, are probably the most gorgeous place for a picnic within the confines of the CBD. There’s not much parking, but you can get there easily on public transport. Inside families will find enormous expanses of green lawns, with lots of space to spread your picnic rug out. There’s even a café, now called The Garden’s Club, with food and drinks available.

Brisbane city botanic gardens
Source: Brisbane City Council

Kangaroo Point Cliffs

For those looking for a view with their picnic, there are few places that eclipse the sights from the Kangaroo Point Cliffs. This is a favourite with visitors and locals alike, and you’ll want to arrive early on those sunny days (and at sunset) because the crowds will come flocking. As well as the view, there’s seats, tables, shelters, a number of BBQs and more than enough grass to find the perfect spot to sit.

kangaroo point cliffs
Source: Eat, Drink + Be Kerry

Captain Burke Park

Hidden away under the Story Bridge on Holman Street at Kangaroo Point, Captain Burke Park is probably one of the least known picnic spots in Brisbane. Here families will find a playground for the kids to run wild on, as well as BBQs, toilets and lots of nice little spots to pop down your picnic rug. Oh, and did we mention the views of the city? They’re worth seeing!

captain burke park picnic brisbane
Source: Flickr

Enoggera Reservoir, The Gap

When you want to really commit to your picnic and make it a full day of enjoyment, Enoggera Reservoir at the Gap is the place to go. It’s the perfect mix of stunning green space and placid water, and you can have a picnic on the sandy stretch or along the grass. Kids can swim, or even bring a kayak or paddle board!

enoggera reservoir
Source: Weekend Notes

Roma Street Parklands

Roma Street Parklands is rare in Brisbane in that it is one of only a small number of licensed parks, so mums and dads can enjoy a wine or beer with their lazy afternoon picnic if they choose this spot. While the parklands are small, there are lots to discover inside including waterfalls, walkways and even lagoons.

Roma street parklands picnic brisbane
Source: thingdoer

Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens

Picnickers wanting to explore the natural world in all its many shades and hues will find a wealth of that and more at Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens. The gardens are located at the base of Mt Coot-tha, and include a number of themed sectional garden areas, including a purpose built biosphere. Perfect for a day of picnicking and exploring!

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mount Coot tha
Source: Visit Brisbane

Bulimba Memorial Park

Located on Oxford Street, a popular cruising area for fans of Brisbane’s weekend café culture, Bulimba Memorial Park is perfect for families wanting to enjoy a picnic in the sunshine. There are loads of shady trees, and enough space for ball games and running about, or simply to sit and relax. Plus, those cafes mean coffee is only a short stroll away!

Bulimba Memoria Park
Source: BrisParks

Charlish Park, Redcliffe

Charlish Park in Redcliffe is a fantastic spot for families on the hunt for picnic places. The park offers a number of playgrounds to keep the kids busy, and the lookout onto Moreton Island is simply stunning. It’s important to get in early as there’s limited parking, but Charlish Park gets our vote for sure.

charlish park
Source: Moreton Bay Regional Council

Rocks Riverside Park

The ultimate day out for families, Rocks Riverside Park is packed full of entertainment options for kids, and those embracing their inner child. Families will find playgrounds, a flying fox, a water play area, lots of open grassed space, and pathways for scootering or biking. Bring a picnic rug, and make a true day of it!

rocks riverside park
Source: BrisParks

So, now you know our favourite picnic areas, we want to know yours! Where do you take your families if you’re wanting a mini picnic getaway?


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Katie is the Managing Director and Editor of Mums of Brisbane. Most days will find her drinking copious amounts of coffee, cuddling her kids and trying not to step barefoot on lego. Katie lives in Beautiful Brisbane with her husband and four gorgeous children.

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