April 16, 2019

Host your classic Aussie Easter picnic or barbecue at one of these beautiful spots close to you!

Blackbutt Reserve
  • Amenities: Public toilets, picnic tables, wood-fire barbecues
  • Features: Animal shows and encounters, playground, walking trails
  • Accessibility: Easy
  • Pet friendly: No

Blackbutt Reserve is perfect for nature-loving couples and families. There are animals galore, and opportunities to get up-close and personal with some of Australia’s wildlife. Not to mention, there are a ton of picnic areas and barbecue facilities on-site, great for hosting an Easter lunch with the extended family.

Heaton Picnic Area
  • Amenities: Public toilets, picnic tables, wood-fire barbecues
  • Features: Walking trails and lookout
  • Accessibility: Hard
  • Pet friendly: Yes

Perfect for adventurous couples who love a good hike and breathtaking views. The picnic area is located in a prime spot—Heaton Lookout, which means you’ll be treated to a gorgeous scenic backdrop as you enjoy your Easter feast.

Speers Point Park
  • Amenities: Public toilets, covered picnic tables, park benches, barbecues
  • Features: Playground, cycling and walking trail, exercise station, dog exercise area
  • Accessibility: Easy
  • Pet friendly: Yes

Speers Point Park has everything couples and families could need for their Easter celebrations. The kids can spend hours on the giant playground while parents cook up a barbecue. You can also stroll around the beautiful lake, kick things up a gear with a cycle or take advantage of the exercise station.

For more stories on living, creating and exploring the local neighbourhood, read the Watagan Park Wanderer Magazine here.

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