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Best picnic spots in the Eastern Suburbs, Sydney

Updated: Mar 18, 2022

You’ve got your Picnic Kit, now to find the perfect location to set it up!

As everyone knows, there’s nothing better than to have laughs, enjoy beautiful views and eat delicious food in a bohemian setting.

At Picnic Kit, we provide beautiful pop-up picnics that enable you to have portable picnics with the best views. We offer pop-up picnic equipment hire and styled set ups where you want, when you want. From the best places to propose to the best spots to enjoy your picnic with a swim, we’ve made a definite list to help create your next picnic. Does anything say covid safe gatherings like alfresco dining?

Here are our top locations for your next Picnic Kit set-up:

Centennial Parklands

The best all-round picnic spot for any guest or any occasion

Centennial Park is one of the largest parks in central Sydney. This Park has something for everyone with more than 189 hectares of open space, gardens, cycle paths, walking paths and ponds. An ideal park for bird watching, it’s a great crowd pleaser where you and your loved ones can roam around, and the kids can run and play games. Set up your picnic under the shade of paperbark groves or lay pond-side next to the willows, sit back and relax. Make sure you contact their website online to reserve your spot if required and make sure you send the correct coordinates to guests to prevent people missing out on your sandwiches.

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McKell Park

One of Sydney’s lesser-known secrets.

Sweeping vistas welcome you at this stunning, little known park along Darling Point. Guests can choose sun or shade as you nibble breadsticks and share laughs next to the iconic Sydney harbour. After you’ve lived, laughed and laughed at your picnic, amble on down to the water for a splash in the shallows or a spot of fishing. Guests can also arrive by ferry to Darling Point Reserve, making the journey to the picnic itself an adventure. A perfect first date spot or maybe even propose.

Nielsen Park

The best all-rounder park

Set your picnic up under historic fig trees while overlooking the azure blue waters of Nielsen Bay. Find where you’re sitting from your personalised name tags before sampling your picnic fare. A heritage listed site, Nielsen Park is the perfect place to wine, dine then gambol in the still waters for a dip. Located in the Sydney Harbour National Park, explore the beautiful trails and find hidden beaches while we clean up so you don’t have to.

Rose Bay Beach

Checkout Rose Bay with your latest bae

Another hidden gem, this stretch of white sand hugs Sydney’s shoreline like a friend who hasn’t seen you for a long time. This is the perfect place for a romantic rendezvous and a great location to bring your dogs and let them have a scamper, or puppy watch if you don’t own one. Watch out for the school kids and the seagulls and you’ll have the time of your life.

Rushcutters Bay.

Best for spotting fitness freaks while you go to town on a cheeseboard

Set you your picnic at Rushcutters Bay with your Rushcutters bae (or multiple baes, we don’t judge). Watch the boats bob up and down in counter-point to the fit people running around. This park is also a popular place for dog walking so you’ll get to pat many furry creatures (and some dogs as well). A stone’s throw from the city, it’s a great location to walk, sit and unwind after a hard day’s work.

Observatory Park

Not quite the Eastern Suburbs but the views make up for it

Located next to Australia’s first observatory open to the public, amble on down here post-work and watch the sunset over the city. This is the best location for a picnic with spectacular panoramic views minus the crowds. Whether its Moreton Bay fig trees to the left or iconic Sydney Harbour to your right, you can feast your eyes while you feast at your picnic.

That’s it for the best picnic kit set ups for the Eastern Suburbs and a little bit around.

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