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Great list Myriam!
Thanks for sharing!


One of our favourite Sydney Picnic adventure is taking a 20' Arvor half cabin cruiser from Rose Bay (seaside of Pier restaurant) you can book it without a boating licence as they are not high-powered and for either 4 or 8 hours. We take 8 hours as that allows for a lovely swim at Camp Cove, followed by a leisurely trip into the Fish Markets for lunch then the afternoon anchored off one of the Sun-drenched beaches on the north of the harbour. These vessels accommodate 8 persons; or as we find 6 very comfortable adults and costs around $100/person for the day. http://www.sydneyharbourescapes.com.au/boat.asp?bID=54


Nielsen Park in Vaucluse, with views across Sydney Harbour.

Centennial Park in Sydney's east. Take the road behind Centennial Park Cafe and find a spot amongst the beautiful gardens. Rabbits come out in the late afternoon!

North Bondi: opposite Speedo's Cafe on Ramsgate Avenue. Beautiful view across the bay. Great coffee at Speedos!

Botanical Gardens, city.

Lady Macquarie's Chair, city.


Thank you Sally, my dear ;-)


Wow, thank you for the tip Simon! I didn't know you could rent one of these without a boat permit, this is awesome... I have close friends visiting us form France for Xmas, I'm definitely putting your day-trip on our to-do list, I'm sure they'll love it ;-)


Thanks Tony, if anyone knows of good picnic spots in Sydney, it's you!

Of course, how could I forget Centennial Park... Classic picnic destination in Sydney. And yes, I love that spot in North Bondi near Speedo's Cafe, that's a really good one too ;-)


Good to hear Centennial Park wasn't forgotten!!


Craig @ Centennial Park.

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Sydney is a great place to visit. I like Australia as a whole, thanks for sharing this wonderful pictures with us. Regards from Hilton Hotel Charles de Gaulle

Anna Johnston

Its ages since I've been picnicing in Sydney but I hope to spend time there in January, some of your tips are a great place to start, so thanks heaps ;) Would love to see Wendy Whitelys secret garden, some awesome with those views.

Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

This is wonderful, Myriam! What a great list. When I am up in Sydney next I will definitely look for one of these and have a nice little picnic :)
Heidi xo

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

I adore picnics! My favourite way to spend a weekend :) And Lavender Bay is gorgeous-that's where we got married!

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The world is your oyster, you just need the right shell cracker. I don't know if i can survive a 20 hours flight from Utah to Sydney, but these pictures look awesome and make me want to go.

Christie @ Fig and Cherry

Excellent post Myriam! Now that I have a little one, we are always on the look out for nice places for a picnic :)

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I bet you guys truly had an excellent picnic with all those foods, street walks, garden sights and many more stuffs you had bee through. Your photos showed that you all out spent the day at Sydney worth it!

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