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Where's the Best Picnic Spot in Melbourne's West?

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Published September 23rd 2015
There are few things better than packing a picnic of your favourite foods and heading out for a day in the outdoors. In Melbourne's West you're spoiled for choice but which is the best spot? Here are a few suggestions.

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For a sea view to go with your sandwich it's hard to go past Commonwealth Reserve in Williamstown and Williamstown and Altona Beaches. Werribee South Beach is another good option.

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Altona Beach on a quiet day


Parks with a playground for the kids attached range from Footscray Park through Newport Lakes (you also get a lake), Cherry Lake (ditto), Commonwealth Reserve in Williamstown and Buckingham Reserve in Sunshine.

If a river is on your wish list then Footscray has the Maribyrnong River, Willows Historical Park in Melton is on Toolern Creek, the Organ Pipes National Park has Jacksons Creek and Werribee Mansion and Park has beautiful landscaped gardens and an historical home nestled alongside the Werribee River as well as the beautiful State Rose Garden next door.

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Victoria State Rose Garden


For wide open spaces, Truganina Park is 25 hectares and Brimbank Park, the You Yangs and Werribee Gorge State Park all offer plenty of room for picnics and play.

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Lookout at Newport Lakes Park


Should you want some exercise to burn up some of those picnic kilojoules or prefer to pack a picnic on your bike, the western suburbs councils have local walking and cycling maps to help you choose where to spend your energy before or after you tuck into those picnic goodies.

Choose an area to find local maps:

Hobsons Bay
Wyndham
Brimbank
Maribyrnong
Moonee Valley
Melton


Do you have a favourite picnic spot in Melbourne's West? If you do, please leave a comment - we would love to hear from you.

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Not a comment but a question
A while ago , I read of a "hidden" or little know beach or at least a stretch of sand in Footscray , somewhere near the port area.
Would anyone out there know where this maybe
Thanks
by twbla (score: 1|17) 738 days ago

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