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“There is nothing quite so delightfully mysterious, as a secret in your own backyard”

– Patrick Rothfuss

Spring is here and it couldn’t be more welcome as we straddle the peak of Melbourne’s second-longest lockdown. Mother Nature has returned in her floral splendour to remind us that there is always hope.  With restrictions easing it’s likely our local parks might be packed to the rafters. What a great time to explore so here’s a list of our favourite 20 ‘not so secret’ picnic spots in Melbourne in a bit to avoid peak park traffic

Don’t forget to pack your Picnic hamper

 

1. Edgar Creek Wetlands – Reservoir

 

2. Edgars Creek Parklands – Coburg

 

3. KP Hardiman Reserve- Reservoir- Preston

 

4. Greswell Forrest Wildlife Reserve – Mont Albert

 

5. Rosanna Flats Reserve – Heidelberg

 

6.Fez’s Wetlands – Thornbury

7. Ivanhoe Public Golf Course

 

8. Wattle Park – Burwood

 

9.History of the land Discovery Trail – Maribyrnong

History of the Land Discovery Trail (Maribyrnong)

 

10. Caulfeild Park and Caulfeild lake – Caulfeild

 

11. Westgate Park Wetlands and Pink Salt lake – Port Melbourne

 

12. Aberfeldie Park -Aberfeldie

 

13. Womens Peace Park – Kensington

 

14. Newells Paddock Urban Nature Park – Footscray

 

15. Newport Lakes Reserve – Newport

 

16. Bellbird Park – Kew – home to the fruitbat Colony

 

17. Fawkner Memorial Park

 

19. Darebin Creek Forrest Park

 

20. Yarra Bend Park – Clifton hill – Fairfeild – image featured Merri Creek Labyrinth