Get social in autumn
Looking for the perfect place to gather with friends and family? With free barbecues and gorgeous picnic spots, parks are a great place to bring people together. There’s also plenty of opportunities to meet new people! So, get the gang together and head to the park this autumn.
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Keep an eye on the weather, because sunny days are perfect for a barbecue in the park. RJ Hamer Arboretum and Seawinds Gardens in Arthurs Seat State Park are both great choices for Autumn, as they come alive with gorgeous changing colours. Bring the whole family, even the dog, to Jells Park or Brimbank Park and enjoy the incredible playscapes while you’re there. Make a day of it and head to regional Victoria, enjoying a barbecue at You Yangs Regional Park or Kinglake National Park.
Find out more on our BBQ spots page.
Popular parks for a barbecue:
Arthurs Seat State Park
You Yangs Regional Park
Kinglake National Park
Yarra Bend Park
Buchan Caves Reserve
Lake Eildon National Park
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
Guided park walks
Meet new people on a free Parks Victoria volunteer-led Park Walk! These weekly group walks allow you to relax and enjoy the serenity of the bush whilst our knowledgeable and friendly park walk leaders guide the group along the trail. Join a walk as a once-off to explore somewhere new or include one as a regular part of your wellbeing or fitness routine.
Find out more at our guided park walks