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16 Pretty Places To Have A Picnic In Sydney

Sunshine, shade, surf, and green, green grass galore.

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1. Wendy's Secret Garden, Lavender Bay

Wendy Whitely spent over 20 years working on this public garden in front of her Lavender Bay home. Filled with flowers and ornaments this is the perfect spot to experience some real ~magic~.
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Wendy Whitely spent over 20 years working on this public garden in front of her Lavender Bay home. Filled with flowers and ornaments this is the perfect spot to experience some real ~magic~.

2. Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney CBD

Whether you want harbour views, pretty flowers, tall cacti, or shady trees to nap under, these gardens will win you over after one visit.
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Whether you want harbour views, pretty flowers, tall cacti, or shady trees to nap under, these gardens will win you over after one visit.

3. Camperdown Park, Camperdown

With cute dogs aplenty, this Camperdown park is an ideal spot for you to set up camp for a few hours.
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With cute dogs aplenty, this Camperdown park is an ideal spot for you to set up camp for a few hours.

4. Beare Park, Elizabeth Bay

This sweet park is only a 12 minute walk from Kings Cross station. Pack a lunch or grab something from Bird and Bear cafe and spend the afternoon lazing on the lawn.
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This sweet park is only a 12 minute walk from Kings Cross station. Pack a lunch or grab something from Bird and Bear cafe and spend the afternoon lazing on the lawn.

5. Cremorne Reserve, Cremorne Point

If you're looking for a North Sydney spot to host a picnic, Cremorne Point has the perfect combination of water, grass, and amazing Sydney views.
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If you're looking for a North Sydney spot to host a picnic, Cremorne Point has the perfect combination of water, grass, and amazing Sydney views.

6. Centennial Parklands, Eastern Suburbs

Rent a bike, feed some ducks, or set yourself up under a tree. Centennial Parklands is huge, so rest assured you'll be able to find a space to call your own in between the huge gardens and grassed areas.
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Rent a bike, feed some ducks, or set yourself up under a tree. Centennial Parklands is huge, so rest assured you'll be able to find a space to call your own in between the huge gardens and grassed areas.

7. Manly Dam, Manly

Turn your picnic into a day trip and pack your bike or walking shoes along with your lunch. There's heaps to see around the dam, so leave the house early and spend the next few hours enjoying your adventure.
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Turn your picnic into a day trip and pack your bike or walking shoes along with your lunch. There's heaps to see around the dam, so leave the house early and spend the next few hours enjoying your adventure.

8. Auburn Botanical Gardens, Auburn

Pay a visit to the Japanese Garden and the Scented Garden to experience the best colours and smells of this special place.
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Pay a visit to the Japanese Garden and the Scented Garden to experience the best colours and smells of this special place.

9. Clifton Gardens, Mosman

If you miss out on one of the coveted picnic tables, a patch of grass in the shade will be a perfect substitute. If you want to do some exploring after you eat and swim, take the bushwalking track to Rawson Oval.
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If you miss out on one of the coveted picnic tables, a patch of grass in the shade will be a perfect substitute. If you want to do some exploring after you eat and swim, take the bushwalking track to Rawson Oval.

10. Davidson Park, Garigal National Park

A 33 minute drive from the CBD, this park is a great place to head with a canoe and an esky filled with sausages to throw on one of the free barbeques.
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A 33 minute drive from the CBD, this park is a great place to head with a canoe and an esky filled with sausages to throw on one of the free barbeques.

11. Bradfield Park, Milsons Point

With arguably the best view in Sydney, this park is located right under the Harbour Bridge. Get there early in the day to secure a good spot, and make sure your phone is charged as you're going to be taking a lot of photos.
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With arguably the best view in Sydney, this park is located right under the Harbour Bridge. Get there early in the day to secure a good spot, and make sure your phone is charged as you're going to be taking a lot of photos.

12. McKell Park, Darling Point

A popular spot for pretty garden weddings, this park is covered in soft green grass, perfect for sitting on all afternoon long.
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A popular spot for pretty garden weddings, this park is covered in soft green grass, perfect for sitting on all afternoon long.

13. Shark Island, Sydney Harbour

Jump on a cruise from Circular Quay or Watson's Bay and spend the day swimming and picnicking on this small harbour island.
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Jump on a cruise from Circular Quay or Watson's Bay and spend the day swimming and picnicking on this small harbour island.

14. Nielsen Park, Vaucluse

Get there mid-morning and snag one of three large picnic areas or grab a spot under one of the shady fig trees.
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Get there mid-morning and snag one of three large picnic areas or grab a spot under one of the shady fig trees.

15. Blackburn Gardens, Double Bay

Located at the foot of the Woollahra Library, looking over Murray Rose Pool, this shady garden is equal parts pretty and peaceful.
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Located at the foot of the Woollahra Library, looking over Murray Rose Pool, this shady garden is equal parts pretty and peaceful.

16. Bronte Beach, Bronte

Sit on the grassy hill and watch the surf roll in or grab a sheltered picnic table if you want to set up a really good spread.
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Sit on the grassy hill and watch the surf roll in or grab a sheltered picnic table if you want to set up a really good spread.