Western Sydney Picnic Spots

Searching for your next favourite picnic spot in Western Sydney? Pack your picnic basket and discover some great parks, reserves and scenic spots that are perfect for your next day out. Whether you’re planning to catch up with friends, enjoy a day with the family or are simply looking for somewhere new to soak up the sunshine, you’ll find it all with Western Sydney’s best picnic spots!

The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, Mount Annan

Couple enjoying their visit to The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan in Camden

Located just off the M7, The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is a lovely place for a picnic. Throughout the gardens, you’ll find an assortment of themed areas and wide, open spaces to explore, as well as countless places to settle in for a picnic with a view. Head to the Lakeside Lawn for water views or stop by Mount Annan Summit to enjoy sweeping panoramas of the park.

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What’s the parking like? Parking is available within the gardens.

Is there shade? Yes

Are BBQ facilities available? Yes

Is there a playground? Yes

What's my view? Views within the gardens vary from rolling hills and landscaped gardens to water views.

Are public toilets located onsite? Yes
 

Bungarribee Park, Bungarribee

One of Western Sydney’s largest outdoor recreational spaces, Bungarribee Park spans across an impressive 200 hectares. With plenty of space to explore, there’s no shortage of lovely picnic spots to choose from within the park. Kids will be delighted by the park’s exciting playgrounds, while your four-legged friends will be thrilled by one of Sydney’s largest off-leash dog exercise areas.

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What’s the parking like? There are two large car parks outside the park, with some time restrictions applying.

Is there shade? Yes

Are BBQ facilities available? Yes

Is there a playground? Yes

What's my view? Covering such an expansive area, views vary from wide, open green spaces to landscaped picnic areas.

Are public toilets located onsite? Yes
 

Nurragingy Reserve, Doonside

Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens - Doonside - Sydney's West

Covering a whopping 63 hectares, Nurragingy Reserve is located just a short drive from Blacktown. Across the reserve, there are plenty of great grassy areas to set up a picnic, as well as five large sheltered picnic shelters. Within the reserve, you’ll also find several playgrounds and landscaped gardens to explore, including the exquisite Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens.

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What’s the parking like? Off street parking is available.

Is there shade? Yes

Are BBQ facilities available? Yes

Is there a playground? Yes

What's my view? Views within Nurragingy Reserve span from landscaped gardens to natural bushland.

Are public toilets located onsite? Yes
 

Maluga Passive Park, Birrong

Despite sitting in the midst of a residential area, Birrong’s Maluga Passive Park is a lovely escape from day-to-day life. Featuring a freshwater pond, walking paths, an abundance of birdlife and plenty of shady areas perfect for placing your picnic blanket, the park is a great place to head for an al fresco meal with family or friends.

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What’s the parking like? On-street parking is available around Maluga Passive Park.

Is there shade? Yes

Are BBQ facilities available? Yes

Is there a playground? Yes

What's my view? Within Maluga Passive Park, you’ll enjoy views of the freshwater pond as well as plenty of green spaces.

Are public toilets located onsite? Yes
 

Parramatta Park, Parramatta

Couple enjoying a walk through Parramatta Park in Parramatta, Sydney West

Loved by locals for over 150 years, there are plenty of great places to roll out your picnic blanket across Parramatta Park. Featuring a number of areas to explore, including a landscaped heritage rose garden, playgrounds, fascinating historic sites, several monuments and more, there are countless ways to spend the day.

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What’s the parking like? Parking is available within the park. Parking fees may apply.

Is there shade? Yes

Are BBQ facilities available? Yes

Is there a playground? Yes

What's my view? Views within Parramatta Park vary, featuring everything from open green spaces to historic precincts and landscaped gardens.

Are public toilets located onsite? Yes

 

Auburn Botanic Gardens, Auburn

Cherry Blossom Festival - Auburn Botanic Gardens

Situated between Auburn and South Granville, Auburn Botanic Gardens is a green oasis in the heart of Western Sydney. The gardens are perhaps best known for the Ryoan-ji style Japanese garden that sits within its grounds, but there’s also a sunken rose garden, a fauna reserve and a bird aviary to discover. The garden’s community picnic area provides ample room to layout your picnic blanket, with BBQ facilities also available.

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What’s the parking like? Ample parking is available around the gardens.

Is there shade? Yes

Are BBQ facilities available? Yes

Is there a playground? Yes

What's my view? Featuring a variety of landscaped spaces, views within Auburn Botanic Gardens encompass grassy spaces, bushland, Japanese-style gardens and more.

Are public toilets located onsite? Yes

 

Weir Reserve, Nepean River

A family enjoys a picnic on the Nepean river, Penrith

Throughout Weir Reserve, situated on the banks of Penrith’s Nepean River, you’ll find plenty of open grassy spaces perfect for a picnic with family and friends. Overlooking the Nepean Weir, not only does the reserve offer some great views, but it is also home to a number of sheltered picnic tables, making it easy to enjoy a lovely al fresco meal.

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What’s the parking like? Onsite parking is available.

Is there shade? Yes

Are BBQ facilities available? No

Is there a playground? No

What's my view? The Nepean Weir is visible from the reserve.

Are public toilets located onsite? Yes