Unpack your picnic basket and lay out your blanket – spring is here and it’s time to perfect your next picnic party! 

Spring is in full swing, and what better time for a picnic!

We love getting outdoors and heading to our favourite park while we snack on cheeses, dips, and indulge in the occasional mid-afternoon tipple – all whilst supporting local artisan Australian businesses. But what makes an outstanding picnic? How do you pack the perfect picnic?

First off, you need to choose where you want to go. And the best way to decide is with our list of the Best Picnic Spots Around Australia. Now that your picnic spot is sorted, you need to know what to bring. For all of the picnic must-haves, read on through with our list of practical essentials to pack for your next picnic!

<strong>Alex Liddy </strong>Acacia Picnic Table
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Alex Liddy Acacia Picnic Table

Have you ever accidentally bumped your wine glass and sent liquid flying all over the picnic rug? This clever Alex Liddy fold-out picnic table is the perfect addition for your next outdoor occasion. It keeps everything level, with clever slots for glassware and extra space for your cheese board. Plus, keeping things off the ground is also a deterrent for sneaky ants. A must-have item for picnics in 2022!

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<strong>Jacaru Australia </strong>Oilskin Picnic Blanket
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Jacaru Australia Oilskin Picnic Blanket

A picnic blanket is just as important as a picnic basket. Thankfully, this Australian-made picnic blanket is just as luxurious as it is sensible. This water-resistant picnic blanket has an oilskin outer so the bindis can’t get through and, for ultimate picnic vibes, it is topped with a lush flannelette lining. Made in Burleigh Heads, Queensland, after just one use you’ll understand what all the fuss is about with Jacaru Australia’s Oilskin Picnic Blanket.

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<strong>Original Finska</strong> Outdoor Game
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Original Finska Outdoor Game

Finska is still one of our all-time favourite picnic games. The game stems from a log-tossing contest in cold, forested Finland; but these days we’ve exchanged Vikings for happy picnickers, and snowy ice-capped mountains for sunny parks. The game is sure to test your aim and spark some friendly competition. The one item you definitely want to bring for your next spring picnic!

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<strong>Morgan & Finch </strong>Round Wicker Picnic Basket
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Morgan & Finch Round Wicker Picnic Basket

A wicker picnic basket is the epitome of any picnic party. It’s the one essential picnic item you must add to your checklist. Thankfully Morgan & Finch’s Round Wicker Picnic Basket is just as adorable as it is practical. Perfect for the beach or the park, this picnic basket features an in-built lined cooling system so your wine can stay cooler for longer. Plus, you can even use the lid as a little nifty table. This is our favourite picnic basket of the season.

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<strong>RetroKitchen</strong> Wine Glass Holders
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RetroKitchen Wine Glass Holders

If you’re looking for the ultimate must-have item for any picnic, we’ve found it! These nifty little wine holders by RetroKitchen are a great addition to any picnic party that’s accompanied with wine. You won’t accidentally spill your drink and you can keep your nice wine glasses safe with these cool little holders. Order them online and then impress your guests at your next outdoor picnic.

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Looking for something to munch on? Have your picnic food sorted thanks to Australia’s Best Delivered Grazing Boxes. Make your picnic a boozy one with our picks of the Best Australian Made Spring Wines and Beers.

Editor’s Note: Our writers and contributors have independently selected and curated this article, and all opinions are their own. This article does contain affiliate links which allow us to make revenue off some purchases made by our readers.
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This article was first published on October 02 2020. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on September 21 2022.