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Scenic Picnic Spots near Brisbane

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Pack the picnic basket, head out the door and turn on the ignition, we’ve sussed out the most scenic picnic spots near Brisbane.

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Jolly’s Lookout

Hidden among the hiking trails of Mount Nebo, Jolly’s Lookout is an ideal scenic picnic spot near Brisbane. Take the Thylogale 8km return walking track through pockets of dry rainforest until you reach the large picnic area with barbeques and toilets. Sit down, relax, have a bite to eat and enjoy the view that spans out across Enoggera Forest Reserve toward Brisbane city.



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Bullocky Rest

With the picturesque Lake Samsonvale in the foreground, there’s no doubt that Bullocky Rest in Petrie is one of the best scenic picnic spots near Brisbane, particularly for families. Boasting a large kid’s playground, picnic tables and shelters, barbeques, ample parking and a toilet block, you and your family could spend hours on the waterfront. If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, you can take to the water for some kayaking (with the relevant permits) and fishing!



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Bongaree Beach

There’s nothing more classic than a picnic on the beach. For the best beach picnic spot near Brisbane, head to Bongaree Beach on Bribie Island where you can enjoy cool breezes, gentle waters and a great view of the bay from the waterfront shelters. Bring along your meat and salad to cook up a great meal on the beachside barbeques and take a swim in the shallow waters or bomb dive off the jetty!

Don’t feel like pulling together that picnic basket of goodies? That’s ok, Bongaree has some fabulous fish and chip takeaway options. Just sit on the beach and savour the scrumptious local catch.



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The Gantry Day Use Area

Not just a significant historical site in the Moreton Bay Region, the Gantry Day Use Area makes a great scenic picnic spot near Brisbane. Set in the D’Aguilar National Park, the Gantry is easily accessible by two-wheel drives and features picnic shelters, barbeques, toilets and plenty of parking. The best part? You’re in a national park so you can take a hike and walk off the massive picnic lunch you’ve packed and enjoy the sights and sounds of local wildlife.



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Maiala Day Use Area

Branch out, pop on your hiking boots and set off for an adventure in the rainforest. With truly beautiful and enchanting scenes Maiala Day Use Area is perfect if you are after a picnic high in the hinterland. Picnic under the towering pines before testing your endurance on a 10km hike accessible via this day use area.



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Margate Beach

One of the longest stretching beaches in Redcliffe, Margate Beach has a few picnic shelters and barbeques placed along the 2km timber boardwalk. If you’re looking to stop by for a picnic with the family, you can either bring along your own ingredients or stop by one of the many local cafes and fish and chip shops along the esplanade. Overlooking Moreton Bay, there’s no denying that Margate Beach is a scenic picnic spot near Brisbane.



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Dohles Rocks

Hidden in the quiet riverbank area of Griffin, Dohles Rocks is a riverside picnic spot near Brisbane, just down the road from Osprey House Environmental Centre. With plenty of curbside parking and trailer bays for boat and kayak launching, you can bring your family along for a day out on the North Pine River. When you get back to shore, the little ones can run around on the small playground while the parents cook lunch on the supplied barbeques.

Get out and explore the Moreton Bay Region today and uncover the best scenic picnic spots near Brisbane!

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Rochelle Lyons

With a background in content writing, social media management and marketing, Rochelle is an avid lover of all things food, book and dog-related, and thinks she's much better at sports than she really is. At only 5'3", she's usually always the shortest among a group of people but will make a point to tell you she's the tallest of all her family members.


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