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Top 5 Picnic Spots in the Upper Blue Mountains

Epic views and sunshine are best enjoyed from a top notch picnic spot in the heart of the Blue Mountains. Here are our favourites to tempt you up the mountains this Spring.

1. Gordon Falls, Leura

Stock up on gourmet fare from the gorgeous bakeries and delicatessens that line the main street of Leura and head to the Gordon Falls Picnic Area.

With amazing views, great bushwalks and a playground for the kids, it’s a great spot for the whole family.

2. Scenic World

Pick up a sandwich from the Grab n’ Go kiosk at Scenic World and ride the world’s steepest passenger railway down to the floor of the Jamison Valley.

From there take a stroll along the 2.4 kilometre elevated boardwalk, pull up stumps in one of the six picnic shelters (pictured above) and enjoy your picnic lunch among the tall trees of the ancient rainforest.

3. Wentworth Falls Lake

Not only is it the biggest picnic area in the Blue Mountains, but the short bushwalk around the edge of Wentworth Falls Lake is also one of the prettiest.

There’s also a great pirate ship playground, electric barbeques and bathroom facilities.

4. Memorial Park Blackheath

With plenty of shady trees, a duck pond, sheltered picnic tables, barbeques, three playgrounds to choose from and a public swimming pool, Memorial Park in Blackheath ticks all the boxes, and then some.

There are no catering facilities at the park, but head into one of the nearby cafes or bakeries for supplies to make the most of this hidden gem.

5. Old Ford Reserve, Megalong Valley

Nestled along the grassy banks of the Megalong Creek, Old Ford Reserve is sure to satisfy.

As you drive down the tree lined access road from Blackheath, the Megalong Valley opens up before your eyes, and what a beautiful vista it is!

Framed by the escarpment on both sides, the open grasslands of the valley are home to kangaroos and an assortment of native birds, including eagles and black cockatoos.

Facilities at the reserve are basic, but there is a public toilet, open fireplaces and some nice swimming holes for the Summer months.

If your picnic hamper is looking a little bare, The Megalong Valley Tea Rooms has a range of takeaway lunch options available.