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Best picnic spots in Melbourne

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Picnic season is back!! As Melbourne navigates yet another year of lockdowns, we find ourselves longing for a picnic in the park with our friends. We are dusting off last year’s picnic blankets and we are ready to have a sip and snack. Don’t forget to come pick up your Left Bank Melbourne picnic pack filled with cocktails and charcuterie to take your picnic to the next level! These are our top picks for parks/gardens for the ultimate picnic date!

Royal Botanical Gardens

Just 1.5km from Left Bank Melbourne, this 94-acre garden is the ultimate spot for your next picnic. With so many botanical backdrops to choose from you’re bound to be spoilt for choice– there are natives, cacti, ferns, water lilies or even shadowed and sunlit seats by the lakes.

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Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park located in Kew thrives with space for picnics and social distancing outdoor games. Here you will find woodlands, parklands, sports fields, plenty of grassy knolls and riverbanks, plus communal barbeques and tables. Turn your picnic into a fun filled day and head to the Studley Park Boathouse and hire a rowboat – how romantic

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Edinburgh Gardens

Located in the heart of North Fitzroy, this garden is known for three things: its large amount of luscious green grass, its solid presence on every Melbournians Instagram story and of course, its title as one of the only ‘legal’ public places to consume alcohol. Edinburgh offers playgrounds, barbeques, picnic tables, a skate park, free table tennis (BYO bats and balls), tennis courts, basketball half court, grounds for ball sports, bike paths, a rotunda and most of all it offers the perfection location for you next boozy picnic. If that’s not enough, the park even has an off-leash area for dogs so it’s the perfect place to bring your pooch.

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Southbank Boulevard

Enjoy an inner-city picnic sitting on the grassy bank of the Yarra in the heart of the city, you’ll get the best of both worlds with a cracking view of the beautiful river and the city backdrop. A bonus to this picnic spot is that it is directly infront of Left Bank Melbourne, why not grab a picnic pack or takeaway!

View takeaway menu here

 

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Catani Gardens

For those picnickers who prefer that gorgeous St Kilda Sea breeze then Catani Gardens is the perfect spot for you. Located on the foreshore but in close proximity to some of St Kilda’s best cafes and restaurants. For your picnic, you'll have the option of setting up in the shade under one of the garden's many tall palms, or soaking in the sun on the manicured lawns.

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