Wondering where to spend your weekends, public holidays and summer days? Here are the best options if you are looking for where to relax in Brisbane.
Roma Street Parklands is a beautiful picnic area that is just perfect for a brunch on the rug on a sunny morning. You can always prepare your own BBQ for a lovely time with your loved ones. If you prefer to have your meals at an eatery, then Melange Café has you covered. Plus there’s ample parking on location, and the park can be accessed with ease by pedestrians too.
The City Botanic Gardens is an excellent alternative to Roma Park. The gardens are located on Roma Street, and are a popular spot for those looking forward to stealing away from the city’s frenetic pace. Here, you can read a good book, relax with friends, nap away or simply sit and reflect.
There is a café at the garden, so you can always snack away. Parking is limited at The City Botanic Gardens especially on weekends and public holidays. For this reason, you could either choose to drive in early, or opt to use public transport.
Captain Burke Park is located under the stunning Story Bridge that offers you panoramic views of the city. Let the kids let off some steam at the playground area as the adults prepare a BBQ that is befitting for a picnic. There are washrooms facilities on location, so you got everything that you need for a perfect Sunday afternoon. Parking is available at the park, but if you can, show up early especially on weekends and public holidays.
Bulimba Memorial Park gives you the opportunity to unwind in the midst of a rich cultural heritage. The park has an adequate number of picnic tables, complete with a BBQ area. There is ample flat space at the park, so on weekends it is not unusual to come across visitors playing football. If you’d like to get your daily caffeine fix, feel free to walk over to The Park Bench Espresso Bar across the Road.
Ricks Riverside Park is a beautiful destination for visitors who just want to catch their breath after a long day. Located on 5 Counihan Road, the park has shaded shelters for you to unwind in, flat lawns for a game or two and a BBQ area to deal with the hunger pangs. The flying fox on location will keep the kids occupied, thus giving you some much-needed rest.
Other places that you can relax in include the Colmslie Reserve which has excellent picnic grounds, the Highgate Hill Park which allows you to get scenic view of the surrounding area as well as Davies Park. If you want to enjoy a host of outdoor activities such as bike-riding or walking, the Wynnum/Manly Foreshore is the place to be.
As a general rule, it is best to consider the weather particularly if you are travelling with the kids since most of the locations are found in the outdoors. Ultimately, you should aim to have fun and leave any of the parks feeling rejuvenated.