Adelaide’s Best Picnic Spots

One fantastic thing about Adelaide is there are an abundance of beautiful places to explore. Once you’ve travelled outside our “humble” little state you realise it’s anything but. With a gorgeous coast line, vineyards to the south and north, and a number of preserved homesteads you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to beautiful places to lay down a rug and indulge in food and wonderful surrounds. Our beautiful platters, scrumptious sandwiches, and hearty breakfast spreads are sure to impress our guests in corporate catering.

Carrick Hill

Carrick Hill is a publicly accessible historic property located at the foot of the Adelaide Hills. One of Adelaide’s oldest standing period homes, with most of its original contents intact. Gifted as a wedding present to Sir Edward Hayward and his wife Lady Ursula, the pair filled it with beautiful antiques and works of art from all around the world, being great art lovers themselves.

The grounds overlook Adelaide, and the ocean can be seen from the correct vantage point. Beautiful gardens including rose collections, statues, and archways create a picturesque spot to have a picnic. While the house does have a cover fee (all going back into restoration), the gardens are free. Keep in mind alcohol is not permitted on the grounds (due to the existence of a licensed restaurant), visitors are more than welcome to bring along a picnic basket and enjoy the gardens.

Wittunga Botanic Garden’s

The Wittunga Botanic Gardens are one of three existing Botanic Gardens in Adelaide. Located in Blackwood along Shepherd’s Hill Road, it has an abundance of native flora and fauna to view.

What started as an English garden at the home of Edwin Ashby in 1901 evolved over the years with the efforts of Edwin’s son, Arthur Keith Ashby, to include South African and native Australian plants.

Entry to the grounds are free, with plenty of space to set up a rug in a shady space, and enjoy the beauty of the garden.

Adelaide Himeji Gardens

The Himeji Gardens were gifted to Adelaide by its sister city, Hemeji in Japan. The beautiful and tranquil space allows you to enjoy traditional Japanese gardens without leaving the state, certainly a gorgeous space to visit if you haven’t before.

The garden revolves around a koi pond, where the colourful fish play under the surface. If you are lucky, you might even spot the more elusive turtles hiding around the pond. The garden is split into two, the sansui “mountain and lake garden” and a karesansui “dry rock garden”, allowing for an appreciation of Japanese aesthetics.

A calm and peaceful area, best visited by those who don’t have rowdy children in tow as there is no playground. Bring a picnic to share and take in the peace and tranquility of this beautiful gem on the outskirts of the bustling CBD.

Jubilee Park Adventure Playground

The most kid friendly spot of the bunch, the Jubilee Park Adventure Playground is a fantastic location to picnic if you’ve got some rambunctious kids with have a tonne of energy to expel.

Located down South at Port Noarlunga, you can expect a 40 minute car ride if you’re coming from the city. The park contains shaded picnic benches (although these can get snapped up fast if you’re not early!), and a few BBQ spots.

The fun to be had within this park will be endless, there is a castle fortress inside a moored ship surrounded by paths, ladders, steps, slide, poles and swings. There’s a smaller second junior playground for the tots who need a careful eye kept upon them. Click here to reserve a date for your company catering.