Picturesque picnic spots around Victoria

Picturesque picnic spots around Victoria

When was the last time you had a picnic? The spring and summer months are the perfect time to enjoy a family outing surrounded by fresh air and sunshine.

Pack a hamper, roll up the rug, grab the grandkids and make some memories in the great outdoors. These picnic spots have been chosen with fun, accessibility and comfort in mind. Choose your own adventure!

The Old Cheese Factory, Homestead Road, Berwick

Step back in time and explore the majestic buildings and picturesque gardens of The Old Cheese Factory on the historic Springfield Estate, in Berwick.

Wander away the afternoon through the winding paths of the Secret Garden. Your active little dairy farmers will love the adventure playground. There are monkey bars, wave slides, climbing walls and a variety of swings to explore.

Cook up a barbeque and enjoy your picnic at one of the many shaded or unshaded tables scattered around the playground, and throughout the gardens. Or, visit the Homestead Café for ice cream and Devonshire tea.

The buildings and café are open from 10am – 4pm, but the playground is accessible always.  

Casey Fields, Cranbourne

Fancy a spot of fishing? Visit the Casey Fields Lake and you might just bring home a fresh Rainbow Trout! The Casey Fields Regional Play Space and Village Green is home to 3 hectares of outdoor fun and adventure.

The playground features a high climbing net and rope bridge, as well as a large pirate ship play structure to keep your active little pirates entertained.

Stroll to the top of Adventure Hill for a beautiful view across Casey Fields before enjoying the barbeque and picnic facilities available throughout the park.  

McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Langwarrin

There are over 100 permanent outdoor sculptures to appreciate on a walk through the ti-tree forests, bracken paths, heathlands, landscaped gardens and lakes of the McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery. You can take a guided tour, or meander at your own pace, through this extraordinary collection of Australian sculpture.

Picnic parties are welcome, but you will need to remember to pack your own chairs and rugs. Alternatively, the McClelland Gallery Café overlooks the lawns, lake and native bush setting and offers a delectable selection of meals and take away treats.  

Werribee Park, Werribee

A visit to Werribee Park is a wonderful way to introduce the grandkids to Australian pastoral history. Explore the stories behind the doors of Werribee Park Mansion. Enjoy a contemporary sculpture walk through the riverine area or stroll through the Werribee Park Heritage Orchard.

Take beautiful photographs in the stunning surrounds of Victoria State Rose Garden and have a picnic in the lush gardens where tables and barbeque facilities are available.

If you have the energy, you can wander over to Werribee Open Range Zoo and complete your day out with an African safari!

Megasaurus Playground, Newington Drive, Cranbourne East

Dinosaur lovers, this is your new favourite place! Designed to cater for the many children who are fascinated with dinosaurs, this spectacular playground is Victoria’s version of Jurassic Park.

Young palaeontologists will love flying on a brontosaurus, swinging on a pterodactyl, climbing a noisy stegosaur and hunting for hidden dinosaur eggs.  

After all that adventuring, a picnic can be enjoyed at one of the sheltered tables. There is a barbeque and a lovely grassy area for stretching out beside the playground.

Lysterfield Park, Narre Warren North

A range of recreational activities can be enjoyed at Lysterfield Park. There are easy family walking and riding trails around the lake and through the stunning bush parkland. Canoeing, sailing and paddle boating are also possibilities for the more adventurous.

No need to rush your visit, the park is open from 8am until 7pm during daylight savings. There are picnic tables, barbeques and toilet blocks located throughout the extensive park grounds.

Royal Botantic Gardens, Cranbourne

Meander along the gentle walking tracks that wind through woodlands, and wetlands, in the picturesque Royal Botantic Gardens, Cranbourne. Explore the renown Australian Garden, stop for a play in the children’s area and settle down for a barbeque or picnic at one of the many sheltered tables found throughout the gardens.  

Take a seat on the Garden Explorer, an open-air motorised people mover, as it circulates around the Australian Garden every 20 minutes.

The Boon Wurrung Café boasts enticing views over the Australian Garden and offers delicious meals and light snacks featuring native Australian ingredients. There is also a kiosk providing ice creams and snacks.

Point Cook Coastal Park, Point Cook

A popular picnic place for bird watchers, nature lovers and family groups, the Point Cook Coastal Park features abundant bird life and a historic bluestone homestead to admire.

Mowed grass walking tracks provide an easy way to explore the area and, as the RAAF airfield is still operational, watching planes is a popular visitor attraction.

The fascinating range of sea life makes the Point Cook Marine Sanctuary an inviting place to enjoy snorkeling, swimming and diving.

There are barbeque facilities and picnic tables throughout the park so you can enjoy your picnic in comfort.  

Be like Yogi Bear. Pack your pic-a-nic basket and make the most of the warm weather and long days this spring and summer.

Where is your favourite picnic spot?

Make a day of it and arrange a tour of an RCA Village close by!

Our villages are conveniently located in easy reach of everything you could possibly need, including great picnic spots.

To find an RCA Village in a location that suits you, go to RCA Villages and our village locations.

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Casey Grange Village, Cranbourne – Stage 4 now open

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