Welcome to 2024! A New Year is upon us and to kick things off, we've teamed up with the fantastic crew over at Merry People to bring you some fresh inspiration for getting out and about. Together, we've curated a collection of lesser-known picnic spots around Australia, adding a dash of adventure to your list of places to explore in the great outdoors this summer!

Our products are your go-to companions for embracing nature while maintaining that effortlessly relaxed and chic vibe. We always have our eyes out for picturesque spots—close to amenities, far from noisy roads—creating the perfect atmosphere for a memorable outing. So, whether you're headed to a sandy beach, a lush park, or a serene riverside retreat, don't forget to pack your Kollab picnic essentials and slip into your Merry People Boots and Clogs for a luxe AND comfortable experience.

We’ve added some tips and tricks as well to help ensure your day out is easy, breezy and beautiful! So, let's dive into some must see picnic spots across Australia!


Centennial Park
Sydney's Ultimate Urban Oasis! Dive into lakes, stroll through gardens, and embrace all the recreational vibes—it's like nature's playground in the heart of the city. This gorgeous spot was chosen by @eloisejaksic to have a picnic with friends!

Nellie’s Glen Picnic Area
Where Waterfalls and Wonderland Collide! Nestled in the Southern Highlands, this hidden gem is your ticket to a secluded paradise. Picture lush landscapes, the soothing sound of waterfalls, and the perfect spot for your dream picnic.

Uriarra Crossing
Dive into riverside picnics and discover hidden swimming gems along the scenic Murrumbidgee River. Nature's playground in the heart of the ACT!

Cotter Dam Reserve
Surround yourself with picnicking delights, water adventures, and nature trails in this gem near Canberra.

Litchfield National Park
Spectacular park featuring waterfalls, swimming holes, and magnetic termite mounds near Darwin.

Robin Falls
Hidden gem offering waterfalls, rock pools, and bushwalking opportunities in the Northern Territory.

Bunya Mountains National Park
Majestic parkland with ancient bunya pines, walking trails, and wildlife in the South Burnett region. 

Cape Hillsborough
Known for its sunrise kangaroo encounters, this beach in Mackay offers unique opportunities for picnics while watching kangaroos and wallabies on the shore at dawn or dusk.

Cleland Conservation Park
Natural parkland showcasing native wildlife, bushwalking trails, and panoramic views in the Adelaide Hills.

Onkaparinga River Recreation Park
Riverside park perfect for picnics, kayaking, and bushwalks along the Onkaparinga River.

Turpins Falls Reserve
Picturesque reserve featuring cascading waterfalls and swimming holes in Central Victoria.

Cape Conran
Situated in East Gippsland, Cape Conran Coastal Park has beautiful, unspoiled beaches such as Pearl Point and East Cape that are ideal for a peaceful seaside picnic. Fun Fact – This is where Dani, Merry People’s Founder is from! Pictured below :)


Hartz Mountains National Park
Mountainous park with scenic vistas, alpine lakes, and hiking trails in southern Tasmania.

Trowunna Wildlife Sanctuary
Wildlife sanctuary providing encounters with native Tasmanian animals in a natural setting.

John Forrest National Park
Historical parkland with waterfalls, walking trails, and heritage sites near Perth.

Penguin Island
Pristine island reserve famed for penguins, sea lions, and stunning coastal scenery near Perth.


Kollab's Ultimate Picnicking Tips For The Every Outdoor Adventure

1. You Can't go Wrong With Water Resistant Everything
Our Picnic Mats are water resistant so make for the perfect base if the ground is damp, and Merry People Boots and Clogs ensure your toes stay dry when perusing lakes or waterfalls.

2. Pick & Pack Your Bags With Purpose
Our Mini Cooler is the ideal size for a platter for two plus drinks. The Picnic Bag is supersized for a day out, accommodating full-sized bottles (insert champagne here). The classic Cooler Bag is the OG for toting everything and anything, perfect for low-key park dates or taking goods to a friend’s backyard. Throw in a Lunch Box each for the kids with some pre-prepared snacks to avoid little hands in the perfect platter!


3. Gourmet Feast Ideas On-the-Go For All The Family
Make sure you’re packing snacks galore for the kids! For the adults, indulge in a cheese or charcuterie board perfect for sharing. A cold pasta salad is our go-to crowd-pleaser—filling and mess-free. Don't forget utensils! Spoons for serving, knives for chopping, and, of course, a bottle opener - all neatly packed in our Clutch or Wet Bag along with an extra bag for rubbish. We keep this in our bag year-round for those occasions when you just need to grab and go!


4. Choose Your Outfits Wisely
Merry People Clogs make for the perfect footwear choice for a beach or riverside Picnic Spot. Easy to slip-on, slip-off, and dip your toes in! And, always pop in a sweatshirt and pack a cozy blanket!


5. Make It A Little Luxe With Accessories
Pop some fancy napkins in your Picnic Bag, some cute plates or bring some flowers or citrus because even picnics deserve a touch of elegance. Head over to Merry People’s blog to discover their themed set up ideas and see more ways Kollab and Merry People work to elevate your outdoor adventures!


We are thrilled to be teaming up with our friends at Merry People to share these ‘off the beaten track’ spots, but anywhere with family, friends, good food, music, and drinks is going to be a good time. Throw in a coastal view for extra points!

Kollab and Merry people are the perfect partners to get you out and about and enjoying the great outdoors. 

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