[This post has been updated since its first publication. Click here for Part 2, with another round-up of locals' favourite picnic spots.]
One of the questions I get asked A LOT as a private tour guide is "What's your favourite spot in Sydney for a romantic picnic, or a picnic with friends?"
The thing is, it's like having to choose between one's children - there are so many fantastic picnic spots in Sydney, we're really spoiled for choice!
One of the places I often take clients to is Shark Island, in the middle of the Sydney Harbour. Gorgeous island with a beautiful rotunda, million-dollar views over the Harbour Bridge and Opera House and shaded picnic spots with tables and benches. Just perfect. Besides, Shark Island is usually very quiet, because few people are aware of access rules and regulations, so it's almost like renting your own private island. Bring on the Moët and feel like a VIP for next to nothing!
Gourmet picnic on Shark Island by Mytinerary. With some of Sydney's best artisan food, including fresh baguette from Brasserie Bread, dukkah, Bitton olive tapenade, charcuterie from Leichhardt, french Champagne, berries, cupcakes from Sparkle Cupcakery, fruit marshmallows from Sweetness the Patisserie and chocolate tarts from Bourke St Bakery in Surry Hills.
Other spots I really like for secluded or romantic picnics include Bradley's Head amphitheatre, Collins Beach in Manly, McKell Park on Darling Point, the gorgeous Arthur McElhone Reserve in Elizabeth Bay, the Wendy Whiteley garden in Lavender Bay and the Manns Point Park in Greenwich.
What about you? What are some of your favourite picnic spots in Australia?
Mytinerary organises gourmet picnics for private clients and corporates, taking care of everything for you, from the location and picnic basket to a bottle of Champagne and private water taxi transfers. Email us at email@example.com for enquiries and quotes.
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