July 14, 2020

Top 5 Brisbane Picnic Spots

Time to enjoy the sunny Brisbane weather and head outdoors. Take a look at our guide on the best picnic spots that Brisbane City has to offer. Grab your basket of goodness, a platter of cheese and a bottle of wine because it is picnic time! If you're a guest staying at the Mercure Brisbane Hotel, allow their friendly team to look after your picnic essentials by ordering from their in-room dining menu by MRepublic Restaurant and have it delivered to your room!

South Bank Parklands
Just a short stroll over the Victoria Bridge from Mercure Brisbane, you will appreciate the views of the Brisbane River and South Bank on the way. With green space and river views, it makes it the perfect spot to lay a blanket and soak in the sunshine while taking in stunning views of Brisbane River with the city as a backdrop.

  • Approximately a 15 minute walk from Mercure Brisbane
  • Location: Stanley Street Plaza, South Brisbane


Kangaroo Point Cliffs Park
This spot is sure to capture a few insta-worthy shots! Providing panoramic views from the Story Bridge to Southbank, this is the go-to date spot! Whether you visit during the day or night, you can enjoy unmatched river and city views 24/7.

  • Approximately a 35 minute walk from Mercure Brisbane
  • Location: 29 River Terrace, Kangaroo Point

Roma Street Parkland
This is a perfect option for the family. Situated right next to Brisbane city is a haven of Flora & Fauna sprawling across 16 hectares of stunning parklands. If you are in the mood for a relaxing picnic by the lake, spotting local wildlife in world-class gardens, Roma Street parkland is the spot.

  • Approximately a 10 minute walk from Mercure Brisbane
  • Location: 1 Parkland Blvd, Brisbane City

Howard Smith Wharves
Brisbane’s newest entertainment hub situated right under the iconic Story Bridge is the Howard Smith Wharves, providing the perfect setting for an afternoon picnic. Surrounded by the cliffs, heritage-listed buildings and riverfront location, relax and unwind within the refreshing oasis just moments from the bustling city.

  • Approximately a 25 minute walk from Mercure Brisbane
  • Location: 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City


Brisbane City Botanic Gardens
Brisbane City's heritage-listed botanic garden situated on the edge of the city overlooking the riverside. It's another perfect spot for a relaxing picnic surrounded by nature itself. With immaculately presented gardens and exotic trees, it creates the perfect atmosphere to immerse yourself into relaxation. An added bonus is the location gives you front seats to the old and new vibrant Brisbane City with the old government house right on the door step.

  • Approximately a 20 minute walk from Mercure Brisbane
  • Location: 147 Alice Street, Brisbane City