Cool Barbecue Spots in Sydney

6 September 2017

There’s almost no better way to spend a sunny day than by relaxing outside with a barbecue. Sydney is full of natural splendour, from stunning beaches to vibrant parklands, which makes it an amazing place to enjoy a barbecue breakfast, lunch or dinner. So pack an esky, grab some friends, and discover one of Sydney’s best barbecue spots.

Centennial Parklands, Moore Park

Centennial Parklands, Sydney things to do and attractions

Centennial Parklands, Sydney

Located just 5km from the CBD, this huge public park is ideal for long, lazy picnics. With eight electric barbecues scattered throughout the park, there’ll be no issue finding a spot to sizzle some skewers. Grab a seat near one of the lakes to enjoy a relaxed barbecue lunch with a waterfront view.

Shelly Beach, Manly

Shelly Beach, Manly. Sydney things to do and attractions

Shelly Beach, Manly

Shelly Beach is famous for its quiet atmosphere and family-friendly style. Work up an appetite by hiking, snorkelling or scuba diving in Manly’s picturesque surrounds, then take advantage of Shelly Beach’s free barbecue areas to serve up a well-deserved lunch.

Collaroy Beach, Northern Beaches

Collaroy Beach, Northern Beaches. Sydney things to do and attractions

Collaroy Beach from above, Northern Beaches

Known for its excellent swimming conditions and surfing history, Collaroy Beach is one of the best spots on the Northern Beaches to while away a day in the sun. Its appeal has only increased thanks to the recently renovated park just off the beach, which now has sheltered barbecue areas and picnic tables available. There is also a barbecue inside the children’s playground area, which is perfect for a family day out.

Tamarama Beach, Bondi

Tamarama Beach, Bondi. Sydney things to do and attractions

Tamarama Beach, Bondi

Nestled along the Bondi to Coogee walk, Tamarama Beach is a quieter beach with fantastic surf. The barbecue area at the top end of the beach has sheltered picnic tables as well as free electric hot plates next to a children’s play area. Surrounded by gorgeous hills and the sound of crashing waves, Tamarama Beach is a fantastic place to unwind on a summer’s day.

The Basin, Sydney North

The Basin, Sydney North. Sydney things to do and attractions

The Basin, Sydney North

The Basin picnic area offers a natural escape from urban life within the beautiful surrounds of Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. Found on the eastern shores of West Head, this grassy, well-maintained barbecue area enjoys an enviable mix of lush greenery and waterside views. Those looking to extend their time off can also spend the night at the popular Basin Campground.  

Blackwattle Bay Park, Glebe

Foreshore walk at Blackwattle Bay Park, Glebe. Sydney Life, Things to do & Attractions

Foreshore walk at Blackwattle Bay Park, Glebe

Head to Blackwattle Bay Park for a great barbecue experience in the Inner West. Spend the afternoon walking or cycling along the Glebe Foreshore before stopping for lunch at one of the many public barbecues overlooking Rozelle Bay. With uninterrupted views of the city and Anzac Bridge, this is a great spot to relax with friends and family.

Prince Alfred Park, Surry Hills

Situated right next to Central Station, Prince Alfred Park is the perfect inner-city barbecue spot. The park has recently had a major update, with brand new barbecue areas, basketball courts and picnic areas added to this sanctuary in the heart of the city. Head towards the basketball courts to cook your barbecue lunch, then find a bench or lounge on the grass to enjoy the fruits of your labour.