Escape into nature this Spring
There’s no better way to escape the stress of daily life than by immersing yourself in nature. Daylight savings brings with it more opportunities to make the most of the great outdoors. Take a picnic against a stunning backdrop, wander botanic gardens and capture nature in all its beauty.
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When the sun is shining, there's no better way to enjoy nature than on a picnic with friends. Before you go, stock up on delicious local produce by visiting Click for Vic. Picnic with stunning coastal views, near cascading waterfalls, among tall forests or on beautifully manicured gardens. Make a day of it and explore the beautiful nature that surrounds you. How ever you enjoy nature, there's a picnic spot for you.
Visit our picnics page to plan your perfect day.
Popular picnic spots:
Picnic areas in Albert Park
Walk and picnic at Organ Pipes National Park
Grants Picnic Ground
Picnic Areas in Mornington Peninsula National Park
Don’t forget your camera when visiting a park in spring, this time of year is when nature springs to life. Whether you’re a serious photographer, or just looking for some great snaps for your Instagram, nature has plenty of gorgeous scenery to offer. Head to lookouts or waterfalls and you’ll be sure to capture a stunning shot. Try to spot some native wildlife, or capture spring wildflowers in bloom.
Read our tips for getting the best wildflower shot.
Spots to capture Victoria's natural wonders:
Port Campbell National Park
Murray-Sunset National Park
Buchan Caves Reserve
Great Otway National Park
Mount Buffalo National Park
Bay of Islands Coastal Park
Flower lovers, spring is the perfect time to visit botanic gardens. Some of Melbourne’s oldest urban parks are home to wondrous floral displays. Wander rows of flowers beds and sculptures in manicured gardens. See Australia's largest collection of rhododendrons at Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden or delight in the colour of more than 5,000 roses in bloom at Victoria State Rose Garden.
Find more gardens on our botanic gardens page