Being Lady Brisbane, and now running my business Lady Brisbane Picnics, I know one or two great locations for you to enjoy your next picnic and I thought I would share these with you. So pack your picnic blanket and fill your picnic basket with delicious food, here are my 5 favourite Brisbane picnic locations.
Located on the banks of the Brisbane River at West End, this shady, peaceful strip of parkland is the perfect spot to enjoy a relaxing picnic with family and friends. If you set up your picnic near one of the two playgrounds, the kids can tire themselves out enjoying the climbing equipment while you prepare your picnic. Located at one end of the park is a CityCat stop and with street parking, bbq facilities, kids playground and toilets, Orleigh Park has something for everyone.
This heritage listed park situated on Lytton Road, East Brisbane fronts the Brisbane River and has possibly one of Brisbane’s most stunning vistas. Pack a picnic basket and enjoy watching the CityCat’s come and go from the Mowbray Park ferry terminal. Park amenities include a car park, bbq facilities, picnic tables and playground.
Iconic New Farm Park, situated at the river end of Brunswick Street, New Farm, is without doubt one of Brisbane’s most popular parks for a picnic. Choose from a riverside location, park location or a rose arbour location, you’re definitely spoilt for choice when it comes to locations. If you want to make your picnic extra special, then look at hiring the New Farm Park Rotunda, you can book the rotunda (and three other New Farm Park locations) through the Brisbane City Council website here. Just a tip, perhaps arrive a little earlier than your picnic start time so that you’ve got plenty of time to find a car park!
Roma Street Parkland is perhaps my favourite spot to have a picnic as there are so many wonderful locations to throw down your picnic blanket and enjoy the beautiful Brisbane sunshine. From sprawling lawns to designer gardens to hidden pockets, there is 16 hectares of parkland to enjoy at Roma Street Parkland, located only 5 minutes walk from the Brisbane CBD. With onsite parking, plenty of bbq facilities, walking tracks, miniature train service and toilets, you’ll soon discover why I’ve included RSP in my top 5.
Situated on Lancaster Road, Ascot and opened in 2019, Ascot Park was once a car park for members of the Brisbane Racing Club. Handed over to and revitalised by the Brisbane City Council the park now includes a fully fenced children’s playground, dog off-leash area, shady picnic shelters, bbq facilities and toilets plus a dreamy 1930’s bandstand (no need to book with the Brisbane City Council to use the bandstand).
How many of my favourite picnic locations have you visited?