It’s sunny, picnics are on, and Melbourne’s parks and gardens are calling. Enjoy this local selection of picnic hampers you can order for pick-up or home delivery.

Earl Canteen ultimate picnic packs

Celebrate the season with an all-inclusive picnic hamper from Earl. The classic share platter pack features mini chicken sandwiches, veggie tarts, oozey brie and antipasto. Finish on fudgy choc brownies and kick back in a sun-soaked foodie coma. You can also build your own custom ploughman's board, or opt for a single-serve picnic pack. Now delivering to nearly 100 postcodes.

Picnic in the park with KereKere Green

KereKere Green is just where you want to be, in Fitzroy Gardens. The deluxe picnic is $75 for two, and is packed with all your picnic requirements. That means Yarra Valley cheeses, chicken sandwiches and chocolate brownies. Along with salad, crackers, homemade lemonade and choc-top ice creams. Just book with minimum 24-hours notice and picnic perfection will be yours.

A picnic basket with food in it on a bench
KereKere Green hampers. Photo by Indie Lane.

Ripe Cheese spring picnic packs for two

Keep the cheese-loaded fun coming with picnic packs from Ripe. Start with a crusty Turkish roll filled with Fior Di Latte, basil pesto and fresh tomatoes. Then graze away the day with double cream brie, aged cheddar, blue cheese, juicy strawbs, crackers and pickles. Pre-order for pick-up only.

Spring Street Grocer cheese packs

Nothing says spring like an al fresco cheese platter from this iconic local deli. Nosh on a selection of soft cheeses, choose 100 per cent Aussie produce or let the in-house cheesemonger seal your fromage fate. Gourmet deli faves like muscatels, bush honey and cornichons can be sourced here too. They even have gluten-free crackers and vegan cheese.

King & Godfree antipasti in a box

Deli legends King & Godfree have got the cheesy, carb-loaded goods. Their antipasto range covers dips, marinated veg, lush pesto and epic olive selections. Pick your faves or grab a premade cheese box. They come loaded with baguette, biscuits, pickled veg, European cheeses and more. Don't skip the curated Italian bottle-o section, either.

Three boxes filled with cheese, fruit, crackers and meat.
King & Godfree antipasto

Picnic gadgets and accessories

The important part (food) is done. Make it the most extra picnic ever with these perfect outdoor dining essentials.

Personal picnicware

Not keen on sharing cutlery? Probably for the best. Monsterthreads stock cute, eco-friendly reusable cutlery sets that are perfect for picnics. Try this terrazzo set, or opt for bamboo. They both pack down into a tiny bundle for picnic-goers on the move.

Chic glass lunch box

Keep your spread fresh with Melbourne’s own BeetBox lunch boxes. This Good Design Award winner is made from tempered glass, with a neoprene sleeve that insulates and protects.

Lunchboxes and snacks on a picnic blanket in a park.
Build your picnic with BeetBox

Cottagecore picnic rug

Find a comfy seat at your outdoor feast from Gorman. The Tulip Time picnic rug is made from 100 per cent recycled materials, with a moisture-proof backing to protect against spills and dew. Plus it rolls up into a velcro secured carry case, for easy transport.

Spill-proof wine holder table

There’s nothing worse than spilling your glass on the grass. So stabilise your flute of bubbly on a pop-up picnic table from Spoilt. Two wine glass sized nooks are carved into each board, with plenty of room for your cheese spread.

A small wooden table with a cheeseboard and wine glasses on it
The picnic mate table from Spoilt

The best picnic spots in Melbourne

Carlton Gardens

A World Heritage Site known for its Victorian fountain and tree-lined avenues.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

A picturesque haven for recreation and a key botanical resource for research and conservation.

Queen Victoria Gardens

These landscaped gardens on St Kilda Road are home to the Floral Clock.

Parliament Gardens Reserve

This small triangular park is a pleasant respite at the Spring Street end of town.

Last updated on Tue 4 Jan 2022

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