The Central Coast’s most scenic picnic spotsPublished on 13 May 2020
After months of spending so much time in our homes and only venturing out to source essential items and to exercise, restrictions on outdoor gatherings will be easing slightly to allow up to 10 people at outdoor gatherings just in time for the weekend. What better way to enjoy this new-found freedom than to head out on a picnic with your family or friends but keep in mind it is still essential that you practice social distancing.
Grab some locally sourced seafood or some fresh local produce, jump in your car and head to one of the Central Coast’s most scenic picnic spots and appreciate the long-awaited sense of freedom that nature offers.
Starting at the north end of the coast…
Munmorah State Conservation Area
The Munmorah State Conservation Area has several pristine beaches, breathtaking lookouts and popular fishing spots and is a hidden gem that locals like to keep a secret.
The Palms Picnic Area is a tropical rainforest oasis due to the many surrounding fan palms where you can enjoy the golden streams of sunlight filtering through on a sunny day.
Frazer Beach is a popular surf break and the grassed area between the car park and the beach is just the spot to break out your picnic spread.
Whilst you are there, it is worth your while to check out the expansive scenic views from Wybung Head Lookout and Snapper Point.
For more information, visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Jenny Dixon Reserve – Norah Head
Jenny Dixon Reserve features lush green grass under tall shady trees making it an ideal picnic spot to enjoy with the family. Bring a soccer ball or your cricket set as there is plenty of open space to enjoy some competitive family fun. From the reserve, you can also experience stunning filtered views towards Norah Head Lighthouse
If you are feeling energetic, descend the 132 stairs to Jenny Dixon Beach (affectionately know as J.D’s by locals), the small beach is great for kids to explore amongst the rocks. The only downside is the stair climb back to the top but it is definitely worth it.