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With spring in full swing the weather is perfect for a picnic. The flowers are blooming, the sun is
shining and the kids are eager to get out! With winter over its now the perfect time to head out
and find the best spot for a picnic. We’ve put together a list of great places all over the Fraser
Coast that are great to have a picnic. Now all you have to do is get the picnic basket out, grab the
picnic rug, make some great sandwiches, bring some refreshing drinks, grab t favourite outdoor
family activity and don’t forget the sunscreen!

1. The seashore, of course this isn’t hidden or unknown but if you take a picnic rug, some
beach towels and a picnic basket full of food and walk along the beach a few hundred
metres from the main spots you’ll be sure to find yourself a lovely spot for yourself and

2. Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens are a beautiful place for a spring picnic. You can choose
from a sunny spot next to the duck ponds, the Chinese gardens or a spot in the grass by
the trees.

3. Dayman Park has a large area of spots for you to put a rug or even use a picnic table and
BBQ. Dayman Park is a great spot for the family with a park for the kids, a beautiful view
of the water and Fraser Island and even a beach for your dog to join you on an after
lunch walk.

4. Hervey Bay all abilities park is a lovely spot that has BBQ’s picnic benches, a wide
variety of play equipment for all children of all ages and even has access to a dog
friendly beach. If you put a picnic rug down in the all abilities park you’re bound to have
a great spring day.

5. Burrum Heads has a range of great spots along the foreshore and beach to lay a picnic
rug down. There are great views of the river and if you go at low tide you can walk out
along the sandbanks, just don’t get caught when the tide comes in! There are also BBQ’s
and picnic tables available for a great barbeque lunch.

6. Queens Park is a great place in Maryborough to have a picnic. Queens Park is one of
Australia’s first botanical gardens and right in the heart of Maryborough. It has great
views of the Mary river, green lawns, a water fall, grand flower beds and on the last
Sunday of each month the Mary Ann runs and miniature steam engines give both
children and adults rides around the park.

7. The Rose Gardens of Maryborough are a lovely place full of history. The rose garden was
once a cemetery but was closed in 1873. Now it is beautifully decorated with blooming
roses. There is a picnic table, rotunda shelter and toilets.

8. Mungomery Vine Forest Reserve located in Dundowran beach is a great spot for a picnic
as it is rich in numerous cultural and natural values. It is the last vine forest remaining in
the fraser coast region and is a great self-sustaining ecosystem which relies on natural
relationships. A great place for bird watching and taking a walk in nature.

9. Oleander Park in Hervey Bay is a large area within the Kawungan which has a
playground for children, picnic table, shelter and grass area for a picnic rug or for the
kids to kick a football around.

10. Oxley Court Park in Granville is a lovely place to take children and a football to through a
football around or bring a rug and have a picnic in the grass under a shady tree.

11. River heads community Park has a playground, great picnic tables with shelter,
barbeque facilities, toilets and grassy areas for a picnic rug in the great area of river

12. Petrie Park is the only access point for the Mary River in the Tiaro area. The park has
barbeque facilities, picnic tables with shelter, boat ramp, camping and fishing spots
making a great spot for all the family.

13. Rainbow gully community garden is a friendly local community garden which includes
picnic tables, shelter and barque facilities located on McLiver Street Pialba.

14. River Heads Reserve is an ongoing community project that runs off the support of local
volunteers and the Fraser Coast Regional Council. The reserve is mainly a large oval
with paths and gardens at the front and a conservation area and creek at the back. It is
also a great spot to bird watch with over 60 bird species identified.

15. Ululah Park located in Maryborough features great facilities for a barbeque, a picnic by
the lagoon, large grass areas to kick a football around and a great place for children to
play on the playground.


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