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Pack Your Basket: Australia’s Top 25 Picnic Spots Unveiled

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Victoria hosts 9 of Australia's favourite 25 picnic spots, with New South Wales and Queensland joint runners-up with 7 each.

Food Box Mate's In-Depth Analysis Reveals Australia's Most Loved Picnic Spots. Fagan Park in Greater Sydney Secures Top Spot.


In a nation boasting over 30,000 enchanting picnic locations, Food Box Mate has curated a list of Australia's top 25 picnic spots based on an in-depth analysis of over 12,500 crowd-sourced reviews from the past two years.


The research has delved beyond the most obvious picnic locations, revealing hidden gems and cherished spots that Australians love to enjoy.


New South Wales’ Fagan Park Secures The #1 Spot


Fagan Park in Galston (New South Wales) secured the coveted #1 position, impressing picnickers with its serene ambiance, picturesque international themed gardens, playgrounds, and numerous picnic spots with electric barbecues. This scenic Hornsby Shire parkland is truly deserving of being recognized as Australia's favorite picnic spot.


Two Victorian parks secured their positions on the winner’s podium: Maroondah Reservoir Park in 2nd, with Yan Yean Reservoir Park rounding out the top 3. Boasting numerous shaded picnic spots and inviting walking trails along serene reservoirs, both locations promise a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration for picnickers.


Victoria Claims ‘Best Picnic Spots’ With 9 of the Top 25


Victoria leads the pack with nine locations in the top 25, closely followed by New South Wales and Queensland with seven each, and Western Australia with two.


While parks in Northern Territory, South Australia, or Tasmania didn’t make it into the top 25, they weren’t overlooked in Food Box Mate’s research. Darwin Waterfront Precinct in the Northern Territory, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in South Australia, and Deloraine Train Park in Tasmania emerged as the top picnic spots in their respective states.


Methodology: A Deeper Dive into Australians' Picnic Preferences


Food Box Mate's unique approach involved filtering 30,646 potential locations to those with more than 100 reviews, eliminating outliers. The in-depth analysis focused on 3,187 places, scrutinizing 12,564 reviews from the past two years containing the keyword "picnic."


Factors considered included overall popularity, popularity specifically for picnics, the ratio of picnic reviews to total reviews, and the average rating of picnic reviews.


David Bruce, the creator of, who carried out the independent research, said: “Australians are looking for picnic spots equipped with modern barbecue facilities, ample shaded seating, and clean public restrooms, all nestled within a tranquil natural setting.


As the Australian summer heats up this December, we're fortunate to have an abundance of remarkable locations to enjoy with friends and family. This research found the top 25 picnic spots, but there are thousands of incredible places dotted around the country.


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Key Facts:

Fagan Park (NSW) secures title of Australia's most loved picnic spot, followed by Maroondah Reservoir Park (VIC), and Yan Yean Reservoir Park (VIC).

Australia boasts 30,646 picnic locations, one for every 838 Australians.

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About Food Box Mate


Food Box Mate is an independent blog that focuses on the meal delivery industry in Australia. It was inspired after founder, David Bruce, found it difficult to get any objective information about meal kits to make choosing the right one easier. Very few reviews showed the true experiences of Australian customers.


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