TOP SPOTS FOR A BBQ IN SYDNEY
We’re blessed in Sydney; we have it all. The buzzing metropolis,the everything-goes nightlife, and some of the most splendid vistas in the world. When the sun graces us with its golden presence and amplifies the beauty of our rich city you know it’s time to get outdoors into the great beyond and have a barbecue with friends and family.
Luckily,we are blessed with a wealth of fine BBQ spots, each one with its own unique setting and view. In this post, we take a look at some of Sydney’s precious picnic areas, best BBQ spots, and great gathering points for you to enjoy this summer and make the most of the great outdoors.
LADY ROBINSON BEACH
It’s the perfect spot to bust out the Weber and have a cook up whilst sippingon a cold beverage. As the food is cooking you can enjoy a game of beach cricket to the backdrop of the ocean and the city. There are amenities such as bike paths and walking tracks. If you feel like going on a tour the option is there or if you’d prefer to go for a swim, the ocean is calm and friendly. It’s also not a bad spot to wet a line. That’s another way to say ‘go fishing’ by the way!
Bradfield Park is situated on the bank at the foot of the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge. It’s an expanse of lush green grass which makes it the perfect spot for a BBQ or sprawling out in the sun with a nice book – or both. There is access to toilets and a fenced playground to keep the kids entertained while the adults get down to the serious business of relaxing in the sun. Even the hound can join in on the action as the park is dog-friendly. The view of the bridge is spectacular and when the sun falls over the horizon the bridge becomes a spectacular silhouette with esoteric lights, emanating the essence of grandiose. It’s a sight to see for locals and tourist alike.
Clifton Gardens has something for everyone. Bushland, lush grass, and beautiful beaches – not to mention sparkling blue water that shimmers in the sun. It’s great for a family gathering and has plenty of things to keep the kids occupied. There is a playground, skate path, pool, and walking tracks. If that doesn’t stop them from complaining, you can also bring Fido who can happily run around without a leash and play fetch. Meanwhile, the adults can fire up the barbie, pop a cork and enjoy the harbour views. After the feast is finished and the overindulgence drowsiness kicks in there is soft grass that is great for a makeshift bed.
WENDY’S SECRET PARK
The serene and sheltered surrounds of Wendy’s Secret Park will have you delighting in the floral aromas, beautiful colours of nature’s finest. The park is surrounded by trees and flowers and can be enjoyed to its fullest in springtime. There are plenty of seating areas and places to set up camp for the afternoon – and what park would be complete without a view of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Nielson Park is situated in one of the nicest parts of Sydney and when I say nicest, I mean the trendiest. But don’t let that stop you from soaking up some sun and enjoying a swim in one of the netted pools. It has plenty of cafes, walking tracks, and big shady trees so there is no shorted of things to do. It’s the perfect spot for a fancy BBQ as the sun goes down. Unfortunately, you will have to leave the pooch at home. Poor puppy. In a perfect world dogs would be allowed to mingle freely everywhere but until then give him a treat and close the gate as you leave.
McKell Park is one of the lesser known barbecue spots but is definitely worth a mention. This underrated gem has impeccably manicured gardens and sandstone sculptures. After you’re done sweating over the Weber, you can dive right into the harbour for a refreshing swim. There is also a playground for the kiddies and some of the best views on offer. Make sure you get in quick because there is limited parking.
Sydney is not just a big concrete jungle city. It has a plethora of places to enjoy the sunshine and some outdoor cooking. Most places are children friendly (and adult friendly for that matter!) sporting amazing landscapes with beautiful views and somewhere to take a dip. Of course, Sydney has many more amazing spots to offer – you just need to get out there and find them. So load up the car and the barbeque and enjoy the summer while it lasts.