Picnic Spots


Purves Rd, Arthurs Seat

Here you’ll find two grassy picnic area. The larger area has a picnic shelter that contains a single electric BBQ. A highlight of a visit to Seawinds is the Bay Lookout with its spectacular views of the southern end of Port Phillip Bay to the The Heads.

Cape Schank

420 Cape Schanck Rd, Cape Schanck

Why not combine a visit to the famous Cape Schanck Lighthouse with a picnic. Bring a rug or sit at one of the four picnic tables available. There are also toilets beside the car park with baby change facilities. There is a fee to enter the Lighthouse grounds.

Sorrento Park

Pt Nepean Rd, Sorrento

With magnificent views over the coastline, Sorrento Park is also home to a large playground, BBQs, tables and toilets.

Mt Eliza Regional Park

Cnr Moorooduc Hwy & Two Bays Rd, Mt Eliza

A wonderful surprise after parking your car and walking through the clearing. Home to the Mt Eliza Express train playground, shelters, BBQs, tables, toilets. Also a large lake with ducks and many surrounding walks. Great to combine with a ride on the neighbouring Mornington Railway.

Civic Reserve

Dunns Rd, Mornington

The reserve is home to picnic facilities (BBQs, tables, toilets), playground, skate ramp and a dog off-leash area. There are two lakes, with a large duck and goose population (beware, they can get cranky!) Close by is the Mornington Botanical Rose Garden, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery and the Oak Hill Gallery.

Safety Beach Foreshore

Marine Drive, Safety Beach

Enjoy the beach or picnic on the foreshore with numerous facilities, such as BBQs, tables, shelters, park, playground, toilets, drinking water, change rooms and showers. A Tourist Information Centre is located on Marine Drive just west of the pier

The Briars

Nepean Hwy, Mt Martha

Situated at Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula, is a beautiful, rural property known as “The Briars,” a delightful old Homestead on 230 hectares, which is steeped in local history, flora and fauna. Along with many other features it is home to, there are picnic areas and facilities.

George Pentland Botanic Gardens

Williams Street, Frankston

Enjoy the large open spaces, relax on the lawns or at the water’s edge, use the network of paths connecting the main features of the gardens or have a picnic or barbecue with family and friends while children venture to the playspace.

Devilbend Natural Features Reserve

Graydens Rd, Tuerong

The reserve includes the largest inland water body on the Mornington Peninsula, which provides valuable habitat for waterbirds and shorebirds. A 5 hectare picnic area allows you to enjoy this habitat further.

Bushrangers Bay

Bushrangers Bay Walking Track, Cape Schanck 

Bushrangers Bay can be accessed along Main Creek from the Boneo Road car park and picnic area (2.5km). This section of the Two Bays Walking Track provides fine views and passes through shady Banksia groves.

Schnapper Point

Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington

For some of the most gorgeous views of the Mornington Peninsula, a family picnic at Schnapper Point is a must. Facilities include playground, BBQs, tables, drinking water and toilets. Shade is provided by all the big trees. Car park is free, but does get busy in summer.

Coolart Homestead

Lord Somers Rd, Somers

The Homestead lawns are the perfect location for a leisurely picnic or if you prefer, free electric barbeques are available in the picnic area. Recreational facilities include toilets, picnic tables, bird hide, park information and bird hide. There are a series of walking tracks, including a family walk.

Woodlands Picnic Area

Cnr Ballarto Rd & Botanic Drv, Cranbourne

This fantastic space at the Cranbourne Gardens is perfect for a picnic, especially in a group. It has free gas barbecues, picnic tables, a huge children’s playground and large open spaces for ball games. Entry is free and can be accessed from the car park.