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Ready to picnic? We’ve got you sorted!

If you’re capable of being able to get out and about and enjoy a picnic with some of your loved ones under the new NSW Health guidelines, we’ve got you covered to have the best day out. From the best pre-made picnic hampers, grazing boards, and takeaway goods, to all the best picnic spots that can be enjoyed across Newcastle and Lake Macquarie, to even some of our local retailers that sell the best picnicware to be used for your social day out! 

PICNIC HAMPERS & GRAZING PLATTERS

A Good Day
This Cardiff cafe is offering a breakfast grazing box with free delivery to your door if you are in the Lake Macquarie LGA. 
Delivery: Lake Macquarie [more info here]
More info: Click here

Cranky Chef Catering
Antipasto, cheese, sweets, desserts, and more! Get it delivered from the incredible crew at Cranky Chef Catering to take to your next picnic.
Order online here 

French Faves
Filled with cafe and patisserie treats, choose from the delicious boxed options - French Breakfast for 2, Picnic, Brunch, Croissants, or a selection of Tartelettes.
Delivery: Door Dash [more info here]
Order online here

Gamble & Brown 
The Kotara venue has been pulling together a bunch of foodie boxes over the lockdown, but their Sunset Delight Pack is absolutely ticking all of the boxes when it comes to getting your food together for a picnic!
Order online here

Graze & Laze
The perfect goodie box for any picnic, Graze & Laze fills their boxes with a selection of premium cheeses, cured meats, and all the delicious trimmings.
Delivery: Free Newcastle Delivery | $35 outside 25km radius
Order online here

Hampers of the Hunter
Experience hand-selected gourmet food and wine from some of the best producers in the Hunter Valley. Choose a pre-packaged hamper or shop the full range of goods available.
Order online here

Milford Espresso
This absolute favourite cafe located inside the Wool Sheds has just started offering their 2-3 people picnic boxes! Pre-order essential.
To order, slide on into their Instagram DM's

Miss Mays Picnic
Is this Newcastle's no.1 when it comes to luxury picnics and grazing tables? Well, there's no doubt they've made the list with the awe-inspiring designs and Instagram worthy set-ups! You can get yours booked in from the 18th October! 
More info: click here

Newcastle Food & Flower Markets
These guys don’t miss a beat! Alongside their fruit & veg boxes as well as their brunch boxes, they also offer their Grazing Box.
Pickup: 1 Rural Dr, Sandgate
Order online here

Pork Ewe Deli
Our favourite Mayfield goodness store offers one-of-a-kind platter boxes for you to enjoy at your next picnic catch-up!
Delivery: Newcastle [more info here]
Order online here

Sea Salt & Sage Catering
Order one of their curated boxes and head to your local park to enjoy the sunshine! Choose the Antipasto Grazing Box or the Picnic Box. Order today for next day delivery. 
Delivery: 5km Radius
Order online here

Sharp + Co
These girls have got you sorted with a range of picnic boxes including pastry boxes, fruit platters, cheese platters, savoury platters, and more!
Delivery: Newcastle, Port Stephens, Hunter Valley | Fees & Minimum order may apply
Order online here

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Spodeli
Breakfast, morning tea, afternoon tea, brunch, charcuterie, fruit; you name it, Spodeli has done it!
Delivery: 12km Radius [more info here]
Order online here 

The Autumn Rooms
Order ahead and get a high tea box or a delicious brunch box from this Darby St favourite before heading to the local park to enjoy!
Pick-up: 127 Darby St, Cooks Hill
Order online here 

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The Gift Box Co.
These guys are taking a short break but will be back open for orders from the 6th of October with their range of cheese, chocolate, and sweet focussed grazing boxes.
Delivery: Newcastle [more info here]
Order online here 

The Goods Catering
With every kind of picnic box you would ever want, the team behind The Goods Catering has it all! Being mighty popular, their grazing boxes are selling out fast so get in quick to avoid disappointment!
Delivery: 5km radius of Kotara
Order online here 

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The Valley Experience
Experience all the best that the Hunter Valley has to offer with a unique goodie box delivered to your door by the exquisite minds behind The Valley Experience! Choose from a range of pre-packed options to suit your budget.
Delivery: 50km radius of Newcastle
Order online here 

The Wilderness Chef X Newy Event Collective
These two local businesses have collaborated to bring you the ultimate picnic and grazing experience! Get together with your four friends and experience a special set-up by Newy Event Collective with delicious goods catered by The Wilderness Chef.
More info: click here 

PICNIC SPOTS – NEWCASTLE

We’ve picked our top ten favourite spots around Newcastle for a picnic! Whether it’s a local park perfect for the kids to run wild, has lush open spaces or boasts some beautiful coastal views, these are our top picks!

Blackbutt Reserve
Where: Carnley Ave, Kotara

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Centennial Park
Where: Bruce St, Cooks Hill

Dixon Park
Where: Ocean St, Merewether 

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Foreshore Park
Where: Wharf Rd, Newcastle

Griffith Park
Where: Stockton

Islington Park
Where: Maitland Rd, Islington

King Edward Park
Where: Reserve Rd, Newcastle

Lambton Park
Where: Elder St, Lambton

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Nesca Park
Where: Greenlope St, Bar Beach

Wallsend Park
Where: Cowper St, Wallsend

PICNIC SPOTS – LAKE MACQUARIE 

We’ve picked our top ten favourite spots around Lake Macquarie for a picnic! Whether it’s a local park perfect for the kids to run wild, has lush open spaces or boasts some beautiful lakeside views, these are our top picks!

Coon Island / Pirrita Island
Where: Swansea

Croudace Bay Park
Where: Bareki Rd, Eleebana

Dobell Park
Where: Dobell Dr, Wangi Wangi

Green Point Reserve
Where: The Shores Way, Green Point

Naru Beach
Where: Naru St, Marks Pt

Pelican Foreshore
Where: Lakeview Pde, Pelican

Rathmines Park
Where: Dorrington Rd, Rathmines

Speers Point Park
Where: Park Rd, Speers Point 

The Pines Picnic Area
Where: Martinsville

Warners Bay Foreshore
Where: Warners Bay

PICNICWARE

Whether you need a new picnic mat, picnic basket, or even your essential cups, plates, and cutlery, we’ve put a list of our local retailers that sell the goods so you can really keep your picnic as locally focussed as possible!

Common Circus
With plenty of picnic rug options as well as delightful picnic baskets, the crew at Common Circus are basically your go-to for all things picnicware!
Shop online here

Marmalade
Whilst they might not necessarily have you sorted in the picnic rug department, if you’re headed to the beach for a seaside picnic, get your hands on one of their to-die-for linen umbrellas!
Shop online here

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Pappa Sven
This iconic store in Cooks Hill has made your picnic planning easy with a  whole page dedicated to upping your picnic game!
Shop online here 

The Timberline
This local business crafts a whole bunch of genius products including the Sling-back Chair and Folding Picnic Tables perfect for your next picnic!
Shop online here

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