BBQ spots

Enjoy a barbecue in nature with family and friends at one of our parks. Most parks have free barbecue facilities, picnic tables, and open grass areas for relaxation and games. There's likely a park nearby that's perfect for your barbecue outing. Having a barbecue in the park is a great way to spend time with loved ones on a sunny day or evening.

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Some parks allow visitors to bring their barbecue, but it is recommended to check the park's specific barbecue policies.

If you're looking for inspiration, consider visiting one of these recommended spots.

Melbourne parks with barbecue facilities

Studley Park Boathouse at Yarra Bend Park is a popular barbecue location, with electric barbecues, picnic tables, and a picnic shelter available. The area also offers ample space for activities and relaxation on the grass.

RJ Hamer Arboretum is a great spot for a barbecue with a view, offering barbecue and toilet facilities along with plenty of space for picnics. Another option with stunning views is Seawinds Gardens in Arthurs Seat State Park, where you can enjoy views stretching to the city skyline on a clear day. Picnic facilities at both locations include barbecues, picnic tables, and toilets.

Herring Island on the Yarra River is a unique barbecue spot that can be accessed by catching the punt across from Como Landing on weekends and public holidays. The picnic area on Herring Island offers free barbecues and picnic areas for visitors to enjoy.

Lysterfield Park and Karkarook Park offer opportunities for outdoor activities such as canoeing, kayaking, walking, running, and cycling. Visitors can also enjoy picnics with free barbecue facilities at both parks.

Jells Park and Brimbank Park offer free electric barbecues, spacious surroundings, walking trails, and inclusive playscapes for children of all abilities, making them ideal locations for a family barbecue.

Regional Victoria parks offer BBQ facilities

There are multiple picnic grounds in You Yangs Regional Park with gas barbecues, picnic tables, and toilets. Visitors have a variety of barbecue spots to choose from in the natural bushland setting. The park also offers opportunities for adventure activities like mountain biking, horse riding, rock climbing, and hiking.

Visitors to Kinglake National Park can enjoy a variety of picnic areas for a barbecue. Don't forget to explore the beautiful cascading waterfalls, like Mason Falls and Wombelano Falls.

Buchan Caves offers various amenities for families, including picnic tables, shelters, barbecue options, playgrounds, and guided cave tours.

Enjoy a barbecue by the lake at Lake Eildon National Park. The Herb Fitzroy and Forsyth Flat Day Visitor Areas offer free gas barbecues and easy access to the water. If you prefer swimming, head to St Georges Lake Picnic Area in Creswick Regional Park. This spot is a popular summer destination with free gas barbecues and restroom facilities.

BBQ etiquette

Some parks may not allow BYO barbecues, so check beforehand. Electric BBQs are available for communal use. Remember to clean up after yourself when using them.

Please remember to clean the hotplate after using the barbecue facilities to ensure it remains in good condition for the next user.

It is important to remember to properly dispose of your rubbish after a BBQ to avoid attracting pests and causing harm to the environment and wildlife.

Feeding wildlife can have negative effects, such as causing animal sickness, disrupting natural food chains, and harming ecosystems.

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When enjoying a BBQ in parks to appreciate nature and the outdoors, please properly dispose of your waste when you leave to help preserve these unique places.

If you enjoy the state of Victoria, we recommend the Yarra Valley winery tours, where you will enjoy the beauty of our region and appreciate fine wines and delicious locally sourced food.