Enjoy a BBQ in a park
Many of our parks have free bbq facilities with picnic tables and open grass areas to spread out, relax and play games. Make sure to check which parks have the BBQ facilities to suit you, on the individual park site pages or download the park’s Visitor Guide. When using BBQ facilities, please be respectful and clean the BBQ hotplate after use. And remember our precious native wildlife and environment by taking your rubbish home with you.
A fantastic destination for a picnic is the historic Studley Park Boathouse at Yarra Bend Park, only 10 minutes’ drive from Melbourne city centre. Built in 1863 the original two-storey building is now a café with outdoor seating, upstairs restaurant and kiosk with boat hire facilities. Close by to the historic building are multiple electric BBQ’s, picnic tables and a picnic shelter. There’s also plenty of space to play games or relax on the grass. Enjoy a refreshing drink or long lunch and take in the sweeping views of the Yarra River and natural bushland. You can also hire classic row boats, canoes and kayaks from the oldest operating boathouse in Australia.