This little park is across the street from popular ice cream joint, Messina, and situated in the vintage shopping hub of Crown St – so you might have to fight for bench space. There is plenty of grass to go around though, a children’s play set and a relaxed inner city vibe perfect for a quick lunch.
Australia’s oldest public parkland, Hyde Park is a large and well-loved park smack bang in the middle of Sydney CBD. A popular lunch-spot for city workers and sunbathers, there is fountains, a war memorial and plenty of trees and lush space for picnicking.
It’s worth spending an afternoon, or even a whole day wandering this beautiful botanical garden. Open since 1816, the gardens feature large fountains, fish ponds, rose gardens, native birds and mammals and more. There are plenty of nooks to explore and seating to take in your surroundings – why not pack a picnic rug and bring along some friends?
Where: 427 Reservoir Road, Prospect, Sydney, NSW
Phone: 13 33 86
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Where: Pier Street, Darling Harbor, NSW, 2000
Phone: +61 2 9240 8888
Where: 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point, NSW, 2061
Phone: +61 2 9033 7676
Where: Major Street, Coogee
Image: Gary Brewer