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Brisbane's Top 5 picnic spots

Brisbane’s Top 5 picnic spots

| On 13, Oct 2013

Planning a picnic? Creative Drinks has compiled a list of some of the best spots across our luscious city!

As the weather heats up and the festive season springs into action, it seems that every man and his dog has a picnic.

And why wouldn’t they? Picnics are the best kind of get together!

The casual vibe means shorts and thongs are totally acceptable, you only have to invite your close friends, it’s equally okay to nap as it is to play cricket, and best of all, everyone brings their specialty dish.

So without further adieu, here is Creative Drinks’ top 5 picnic locations in Brisbane:

5. Captain Burke Park, Kangaroo Point.

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Nestled underneath the Story Bridge, this park provides a unique view with great facilities. Shaded barbeque areas, plenty of leafy trees and a pathway along the river make Captain Burke Park a sophisticated place to roll out that tartan picnic blanket and crack open the camembert. The view from underneath the bridge is unlike any other and will ensure your picnic is a great success!

4. Minnippi Parklands, Tingalpa.

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This Eastside park is fantastic for families and outdoor enthusiasts. Home to a skate bowl, an epic playground, extensive bike tracks, the biggest off-leash dog area on the Eastside, BBQs and even a canoe launching point, it is easy to lose a whole day just exploring. So pack those sandwiches, load those bikes and set of for an adventurous day in the park!

3. Orleigh Park, West End.

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A hop and a skip away from the West End ferry, Orleigh Park takes you out of the hustle and bustle of Boundary St to greener pastures. A great place for a larger picnic, there’s plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the riverfront views.  However I would recommend coming very prepared to Orleigh park. There is a small playground for children and bathroom facilities, but it is a bit out of the way of shops, so if you forget anything you could be in trouble.

2. Kangaroo Point Cliffs, Kangaroo Point.

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An iconic picnic destination, the Kangaroo Point cliffs have all the necessary features for a successful picnic including shady knolls, BBQs, bathroom facilities and being dog-friendly. However, the key selling point is the view. Perfectly situated to look out across the river to the Brisbane skyline, a sunset picnic here will have you feeling a little romantic about our city.

1. New Farm Park, New Farm.

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Sorry to be typical, but New Farm park is the park to end all parks when it comes to Brisbane. Situated along the river in a trendy suburb, anything goes at this beautiful park. There’s plenty of room, shady trees, BBQs, an awesome playground, it’s dog-friendly and it seems that everyone turns a blind eye to drinking in public. Just be sure to get there early on weekends if you want a prime position, it’s seriously busy.