“This picnic area has everything we need to pull off a memorable barbecue with friends – and did we mention the view?”
A terrific place to settle down and admire the scenic splendour of The Rock is the nearby picnic area. Just off Lockhart -The Rock Road, this is both easy to access and equipped with everything you need to make the most of sunny afternoons. Pack a picnic hamper and a soccer ball to keep the family entertained, or bring along a paperback and take advantage of a shady spot beneath the red gums. However you travel, this is a prime picnicking spot for all types of visitors.
In spring, the area blooms with native wildflowers, though woodland birds provide a soothing soundtrack at any time of year. Bring your binoculars for birdwatching, or perhaps some hiking boots to drum up an appetite on Yerong walking track, which leads you to the top of the rock formation. The Rock picnic area is just one of several great things to do at The Rock Nature Reserve and is a terrific place to begin and end any visit to the reserve.