SA's Best Picnic Spots

SA's Best Picnic Spots

South Australia is a foodie’s paradise, it offers an array of beautiful cuisine not to mention some of the finest wine regions in the world. As well as the food there’s places to explore and an abundance of activities to experience. Whether you live here or its your first visit there is always something new to do and something delicious to try. Today we’re showcasing to you a range of picnics - a great way to get together and enjoy a fabulous picnic in the great outdoors…. It could be a family gathering, grab a bunch of girlfriends for a birthday, girls’ day out, work party or even celebrate the mum-to-be or bride-to-be.

So, consider this our South Australian picnic list and enjoy a great day out with your friends and family in a beautiful backdrop making the best memories.

Remember to book ahead in the busier months and for larger groups, then sit back, relax and enjoy the picnic, stunning views and maybe a wine or two….

Premium Picnic at Tipsy Hill
Bec Hardy Wines in the stunning McLaren Vale offers a unique Premium Picnic experience that anyone would love. The package includes a full picnic setup, including wooden picnic tables, picnic rugs, cushions, and cutlery + crockery. The whole day is taken care of so you can sit back, relax and celebrate the bride-to-be, a birthday, or any other special occasions with a one-of-a-kind premium picnic experience in a stunning location….

You’ll get a 3-hour drinks package and shared grazing platters. This bespoke premium picnic experience is at the spectacular Tipsy Hill estate in Blewitt Springs. Tipsy Hill was designed and planted 20 years ago and offers one of the most breathtaking locations in South Australia. The garden is set on a sandhill with sweeping 360 degree views across McLaren Vale and the Mount Lofty Ranges.

The garden is known as one of South Australia’s most famous private gardens surrounded by vineyards on all sides and is exclusively yours to explore for the duration of your picnic. The stunning design means the garden looks beautiful all year around and is the perfect venue for any function – especially a premium garden picnic.

Barossa Boho
Barossa Boho specialize in styling picnic type events from an intimate setting for two to large events such as parties and weddings. They help you to create a beautiful picnic space so you can simply show up with your guests, enjoy the relaxed picnic atmosphere, then leave at the end. They will work with you to ensure you get the look you want; food can be catered or BYO food and drinks for a more relaxed vibe. They also offer grazing platters to suit something for everyone.

Sunset Kayaking Tour with Picnic
Spend a beautiful evening kayaking in the Coorong National Park and enjoy a relaxing picnic overlooking the Murray Mouth, you can watch the sun go down from the sand dunes. Explore the Coorong National Park from the water! You'll stop to stroll in the sand dunes and enjoy a delicious cheese and fruit platter with beverages as you indulge in spectacular views of the region as the sun sets. Take in the views as you kayak back to Hindmarsh Island as dusk settles in - the perfect end to your evening!

Golding Wines Picnics
Golding Wines have created a garden setting just perfect for enjoying a gourmet picnic. Enjoy a delicious spread on their expansive lawns surrounded by award winning gardens and nestled in the valley of our Western Branch Vineyard. They have two picnic experiences to choose from…. The Pallet Picnic is a group picnic style lunch, enjoyed in a fully styled bohemian setting with full table service. It is designed for larger groups and it is just perfect for celebrations. Or the Hamper in the Hills picnic experience is a self-guided picnic, with a bespoke Golding hamper designed for groups of 2-4 people this experience is perfect for a casual catch up.

Winery Tour with Tasting and Secluded Gourmet Picnic
Head to Gemtree Wines and discover their spectacular 306 acres of vineyards that are certified organic and biodynamic, overlooking McLaren Vale and the ocean beyond. Your visit begins with a guided tour. The tour concludes in the Tasting Room with a wine tasting from both the foundation and fine wine collections. Then, explore the surrounding wetlands with a leisurely stroll along the 1km Gemtree Eco Trail before being ushered to your own private dining experience under the majestic gum trees. In your secluded Eco Hut, you will be treated to an array of fresh produce sourced from local artisan producers, paired with a lovely bottle of estate-made wine. You will also leave with a bottle of wine to take home as a parting gift. Exclusively brought to you by Red Balloon.

2 Hour BBQ Boat Rental
Discover Adelaide's Riverbank on a self-drive cruise aboard a comfortable donut-shaped BBQ boat. Have a floating BBQ or enjoy a grazing platter with a glass of local wine. Explore the picturesque River Torrens aboard a boat that holds up to six people, cruise along the tranquil waterway while enjoying a classic Aussie barbecue or some nibbles. With drinks available for purchase, all you need to bring is your food. Make your day as adventurous or private as you like. Perfect for a family day out, catch up with friends or sightseeing expedition! Note - BYO is not allowed.

Picnics at The Lane Vineyard
Make the most of the open spaces at The Lane in the Adelaide Hills. Follow the walking map and find your private picnic table at one of seven picturesque locations. Enjoy a seasonal chef-made picnic hamper nestled amongst the ancient gum trees and rolling vineyards of our estate. There are various picnic options with dietaries catered for and several different picnic locations. Wines and other beverages can be pre-purchased online when booking.

St Hallett Deluxe Picnic with Wine & Hamper
Enjoy a perfect afternoon in the sun with your friends, family or special someone with this St Hallett Deluxe Picnic Hamper Experience and experience the beauty of the Barossa Valley. Meet your host at the St Hallett Cellar Door, who will then escort you to the picnic setting complete with rugs, grazing platter, hamper and wine glasses all set up for you to enjoy. Indulge in the tasty cheese board and sip on your chosen wine - Rose or Garden of Eden Shiraz. Once finished, you get to take home the St Hallett Cooler Hamper as well as the Etched Glassware valued at over $110 - a perfect token to remember the wonderful afternoon with your partner, friends, or family.

Banrock Station Wetlands Picnic with Wine
Enjoy a magical picnic around the Banrock Station wetlands at Kingston on Murray or up on the vista deck and indulge in a mouth-watering array of local produce paired with your favourite bottle of Banrock Station Wine. Explore one of the famous trails and experience the beauty of nature amongst your surroundings. Located in the beautiful Riverland region, Banrock Station is one of South Australia's premier eco-tourism destinations, boasting endless wetlands, conservation, and world-famous wine. Admire the peacefulness and tranquillity of the setting around you as you indulge in an array of regional produce. Then take some time after to wander freely through one of the many boardwalks and spot diverse wildlife on your way.