Discover Canberra’s Top Picnic Spots for Canberra Day Celebrations


The Canberra Day long weekend is here (10-13th March) and what better way to celebrate than at one of Canberra’s most popular picnic spots?

Google searches for “picnic near me” spiked by more than 5000 per cent in the last 30 days while searches for “picnic places near me” also jumped 170 per cent, new data shows.

In response, food box delivery company EveryPlate compiled a list of Australia’s Most Popular Picnic Locations and three Canberra spots made the top 20. The rankings were compiled by analysed tagged locations on Instagram.

Australia’s Most Popular Picnic Locations

  1. Centennial Park, Sydney

  2. Burleigh Beach, Queensland

  3. Glenelg Beach, Adelaide

  4. Araluen Botanic Park, Perth

  5. Observatory Hill Park, Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales

  6. Wendy Whiteley’s Secret Garden, Sydney, New South Wales

  7. Shelly Beach, Manly, Sydney, New South Wales

  8. Squeaky Beach, Victoria

  9. Himeji Garden, Adelaide

  10. Corin Forest, Canberra

  11. Gibraltar Falls, Canberra

  12. Sydney Park, St Peters

  13. Woolamai Surf Beach, Phillip Island

  14. The Mount Annan Botanic Garden, Mount Annan

  15. Ballast Point Park, Birchgrove

  16. Hyde Park, Sydney

  17. Wombat Hill, Daylseford, Canberra

  18. Thompsons Beach, Cobram

  19. Ringwood Lake Park, Ringwood, Victoria

  20. Blackwattle Bay Park, Glebe

Unsurprisingly Corin Forest made the top 10 list of picnic spots with 11,900 Instagram posts, shortly followed by Gibraltar Falls in the ACT which amassed more than 11,200 posts. Wombat Hill, Daylesford came in at 17, with over 1,000 posts.

Why not celebrate Canberra’s 110th birthday with a picnic with family and friends at one of the most popular picnic spots in Australia? Create your favourite summer meals, whether that be delicious salads, your go-to picky bits, mouth-watering fruits or delicious treats. Why not try EveryPlate’s Speedy Tomato & Feta Penne, Halloumi & Sweet Potato Salad or Chicken & Root Veggie Salad.

/Public Release.