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South Australia’s Top 3 Picnic Spots Revealed

Our best picnic spots have been ranked, and our top 3 locations have been revealed.

A recent survey by Food Box Mate, which analyzed over 12,500 reviews to determine Australia’s favourite picnic locations, saw Victoria take out the top spot, with the most locations in the top 25 (9).

They were followed by New South Wales and Queensland with 7 locations, and Western Australia with 2.

While our great State didn’t make the top 25 list, South Australia still boasts some of the most breathtaking and serene picnic destinations. Our best picnic spots have been ranked, and our top 3 locations have been revealed.

  1. Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Crafers
    Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in Crafers is a haven for nature lovers and a perfect spot for a tranquil picnic. Spanning over 97 hectares, this garden is a tapestry of colourful flora and diverse landscapes. Visitors can enjoy the stunning views of the Piccadilly Valley, explore the rich collection of plants from around the world, and find a quiet spot to relax and dine amidst nature. The garden’s seasonal changes bring about a kaleidoscope of colours, making every visit unique. Whether it’s the vibrant autumn hues or the lush greenery of spring, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden offers a picturesque backdrop for a memorable picnic.
  2. Thorndon Park Reserve, Paradise
    Thorndon Park Reserve in Paradise is a true gem for those seeking a blend of recreational activities and scenic beauty. This park, known for its historical significance and natural charm, features a large reservoir that adds to its allure. It’s an ideal spot for families and friends to gather, with ample space for picnics, barbecues, and leisurely strolls. The reserve also includes playgrounds for children, making it a family-friendly destination. The lush green lawns, shaded areas, and the tranquil setting near the water make Thorndon Park Reserve a delightful spot for a relaxing day out.
  3. Wittunga Botanic Garden, Blackwood
    Wittunga Botanic Garden, located in Blackwood, is a celebration of South Australian and South African flora. This garden is renowned for its extensive collection of plants from these regions, creating a unique and educational experience for visitors. The well-maintained paths and labeled plants make it an enjoyable and informative visit for botany enthusiasts and casual visitors alike. The garden’s peaceful ambiance, coupled with its diverse plant life, provides a serene setting for picnicking. Visitors can enjoy the sights and sounds of native birds and the beauty of the seasonal blooms, making Wittunga Botanic Garden a picturesque and tranquil picnic destination.

South Australia, with its diverse and stunning landscapes, arguably offers some of the best picnic spots in the country. From the botanical wonders of Mount Lofty and Wittunga to the recreational charm of Thorndon Park Reserve, these locations provide an ideal setting for those looking to enjoy the great outdoors.

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