Whilst there are some great cafes and restaurants around, it’s always nice to eat outside in the fresh air. To save you pulling out the tables and chairs beside the main highway (don’t laugh, it happens), here are some local tips to get you heading to the most picturescue picnic spots we know about.
Westbury Village Green
Some say that Westbury is more English than England. It’s a small town located 15 minutes out of Launceston full of beautifully restored historic buildings and importantly, a lovely Village Green. Don your Sunday best (ladies, don’t forget your parasol) and pack a picnic for the lawns in Westbury and laze under one of the many shady Oak or Elm trees.More on Westbury
Full of spiders? No, but is a great spot for man to hunt fish. This lake is only a few years old, created by the Meander Dam upstream, and stocked with trout for fishermen. The kids will love the expansive grassed area and you’ll enjoy lapping up the solitude and peace with a picnic in the BBQ area.
Huntsman Lake is 20km south of Deloraine via the A5 and C167 through the Meander township.Fishing info
Deloraine parklands on the river
The Meander River flows right through Deloraine and the riverbank is a beautiful place to sit for a picnic. On either side of the bridge there are shady places to sit and relax. The train park is great if you’ve got kids or want to use the BBQ’s with parking right alongside. Alternatively meander(!) along the other side of the bank and find yourself a quiet spot amongst the vibrant sculptures of the Sculpture Trail that line both sides of the bank.More on sculpture trail
A visit to the Great Western Tiers should always include a short walk at Liffey Falls. Make a meal of it and take a packed picnic lunch to have either in the carpark area or at the Falls themselves. Liffey Falls State Reserve is located 40 minutes drive south of Deloraine on the A5.Access info