Creating the perfect Spring picnic

Is there anything more beautiful than seeing the buds blossom begin to form and flowers starting to bloom, letting us know that Spring is here and better weather is just around the corner? What better way to relish the change of season than by getting outside in the clean, crisp air, and enjoying a good old fashioned Canberra picnic full of Gourmet Food & Drink.

If you’re looking for somewhere picturesque for your Canberra picnic, the National Arboretum Canberra is a great place to go, as is the Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve and the Australian National Botanical Gardens. After a stroll through nature and a bite to eat, why not head to Floriade to celebrate all things Spring? If you’re in luck, you might be able to tie your picnic date in with a visit to our Canberra Market.

To give you a helping hand on what to pack for a stylish picnic, we’ve put together a collection of talented Australian makers, who offer the right combination of things to complete your picnic experience. 

Delicious Picnic Foods:

Wildflour Artisan Bakery Pastries
Wildflour Artisan Bakery are a renowned café and bakery in Canberra, known for their exceptional creations. They specialise in crafting artisanal pastries, bread, and other delectable treats that will not only make your picnic look fantastic, but also taste delicious!
Casjubert Plant Based Ashed Cheese
Casjubert is an Australian cheese maker who doesn’t only care for your taste buds, but places a significant amount of care to help breath health into our guts. They create plant-based signature cheeses, which are second to none and truly amazing, and make the perfect accompaniment to crackers for your picnic.
Curiosity Chocolates Hot Chocolate Set
Curiosity Chocolates create handmade artisan chocolates from Jindabyne, in the beautiful Snowy Mountains. Where possible they use honey from their own hives, as well as local fruits and herbs such as Alpine Pepper to flavour their creations.

Refreshing Picnic Beverages:

Freed Beverages Apple Ginger
Freed Beverages makes certified organic unsweetened tea sodas which come in five different fruit flavours. Using a freshly brewed tea which is both fair trade and certified organic which is a lightly flavoured, subtle yet incredibly refreshing beverage, perfect for picnics!
Darling Juniper Orange Gin
Darling Juniper make 100% all natural drink infusions for adults. Home of the “boutique bottle infusion” their make your own bottles are the perfect picnic drink. Made using their very own blends of fruits, botanicals, flowers, herbs and spices, you simply add a base spirit (gin or vodka) to create a truly delicious adult drink.
Altina Drinks Non Alcoholic Wine in Cans
Celebrating a special occasion on your picnic? Altina Drinks have you covered with their delicious Botanically Built non-alcoholic wines. Featuring native Australian ingredients and no added sugar, their unique drinks are perfect if you’re cutting back or not drinking at all this picnic season.

Stylish Picnic Wares:

Belinda Doyle cheese board what to pack for a picnic
Belinda Doyle creates stunning resin homewares inspired by her love of the ocean. Belinda’s ‘Resin Serving Boards’ are superbly made with each board sporting its own unique signature ‘ocean spray’. A range of resin bowls are available to accompany your grazing platter – your picnic will be beautiful and practical!
A collection of Adele Macer Ceramics, including a mug, bowl and tray.
Specialising in wheel throwing, slip casting and hand building (and sometimes use all three in one piece), Adele Macer Ceramics create beautiful, handmade wares focusing on designs that add ease to your life but will also stand the test of time. The perfect way to display your picnic goodies.
Beeswax Wraps Australia Handmade Wraps
Beeswax Wraps Australia make homemade wraps with love, that come in a range of 20+ beautiful and authentic designs that share captivating stories of our connection to the land and to each other. Serve your picnic sustainably and stylishly!

Looking for more inspiration on what to pack for a picnic? Browse our online directory to find more Australian Made items to take on your next Canberra picnic. Be sure to check the information about visiting our Canberra market, as you may be able to pick up some items for your picnic from one of our newest designers and producers at our next market.