Proud pet-parents and picnic-aficionados, this one’s for you. We’ve located the best spots around Brisbane where you can indulge in a good ol’ picnic and tuck into a sanga or two (maybe a Pimms?) with the added input of your fave furry friend. Covering everything from Brisbane’s best parks to designated doggy beaches, there’s a new favourite picnic location here just waiting to be discovered.
Here’s 5 dog-friendly picnic spot in Brisbane. Weekend, sorted!
#1 Victoria Park
Victoria Park, in Spring Hill, boasts rolling green hills and a generous off-leash area, all tucked behind the heritage-listed Centenary Pool complex. This park, rumoured to be one of the most beautiful spot in Brisbane, also offers shaded picnic tables so you can munch on your favourite snacks while your fur-child runs riot.
#2 Green Hill Reservoir Dog Park
Fancy a picnic with breathtaking views of our beloved city? Green Hill Reservoir Dog Park, in Chapel Hill, offers this and more with an unfenced reserve dominated by the castle-like presence of the reservoir. Your beloved dog is free to roam the three sides of the water tower—which also serves as an off-leash dog park—while you sit back and drink in the city skyline from the top of the reservoir staircase.
#3 Kedron Brook Floodway Dog Park
You know the opening scenes of The Sound of Music when Maria sings the praises of the beautiful nature around her? Kedron Brook Floodway Dog Park, in Gordon Park, is just like that, but for your furry better half. This park features an expanse of interconnected off-leash parks that follow Kedron Brook for a couple of kilometres. That’s right, kilometres. Ah, we can picture those doggy smiles now.
#4 Powerhouse Park
Powerhouse Park is an urban pet-owners paradise, boasting a large oval of space framed by blooming jacaranda trees and the iconic Powerhouse. Great for those picnic-goers who don’t want to venture too far into the wilderness, visitors to the Powerhouse Park can easily hop on over to Watts Bar for a takeaway coffee or freshly-baked snack. After this, you can settle on the lush grass or set up camp under a jacaranda tree while your dog embraces its new-found freedom.
#5 Nudgee Off-Leash Dog Beach Park
What do you get when you combine a dedicated dog swimming area, a lush picnic ground and a beach that fronts the mouth of the Kedron Brook waterway? Why the Nudgee Off-Leash Dog Beach Park, located in the tiny hamlet of Nudgee Beach, of course. This water-rich park is the perfect spot for a weekend day-trip, allowing your fur-baby to splash through the sea to their heart’s content while you set up a feast in the adjacent picnic area.
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