The best barbecue spots in Sydney

Take your 'cue...

Grill, baby, grill. It's our guide to the finest public barbies in town. 

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The Basin

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This much-loved camping destination is great for a day trip and offers well-maintained barbecues in beautiful national park surrounds.
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Blackwattle Bay Park

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The barbies at Blackwattle Bay are brand spanking new. Enjoy views of the ANZAC Bridge while you sizzle.
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Bronte Park

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Beachside barbecuing followed by a large-scale backyard cricket session is a perfect proposition whatever the season.
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Centennial Park

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This is one of the city's most popular barbecue locations, and luckily its 360-hectare expanse means that even the biggest crowd can be accommodated for a relaxing parkland lunch.
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Shelly Beach

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Just past the Manly Beach crowds is a smaller, more scenic beach with six barbecues and a great north-facing view.

Make a day of it

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The best picnic spots in Sydney

What could be more romantic than a picnic packed for two and sweeping harbour views? Where else could you organise a long, lazy lunch for a big group of friends? Or, an impromptu dinner date alfresco? Cancel your restaurant booking and head to one of these top places to enjoy a picnic. We’ve called ahead to find out if there’s parking, toilets and barbecues too. You can thank us later.

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