Ahh, holidays. More daylight hours. More sunshine. More family – and perhaps the greatest gift of all – more BBQ’s!
Whether you’re with family or friends, looking for mountains or beaches, meat-eaters or vegetarians – we’ve listed the best BBQ spots in Victoria, so pack up the car and enjoy one of the oldest Australian weekend rituals.
You Yangs National Park
Located between Melbourne and Geelong, the two rising granite peaks of You Yangs Park are a distinctive feature of the flat volcanic space. Renowned for its panoramic views, You Yangs National Park is also quite the adventure hub. Think rock-climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, bush walks, off-road driving and picnics. However most important of all are the numerous picnic areas complete with gas, electric and wood fired bbq’s provided free of charge. The variety of BBQs alone easily places You Yangs National Park on the list of the best BBQ spots in Victoria.
Yarra Bend Park
By far the largest area of natural bushland close to Melbourne, the proximity of Yarra Bend Park to the city award it with the title of one of the best BBQ spots in Victoria for a Sunday getaway. The park features open woodlands, golf courses and a vast stretch of river. There are also plenty of activities to keep you occupied including boating, fly fishing and numerous walking paths. Enjoy great views of the city in the morning while retreating to the rotundas, picnic areas and public barbecues during the hot heat of the afternoon. The best part? The park is even dog-friendly.
Dandenong Ranges National Park
Well known for it’s spectacular panoramic views, fern gullies and towering Mountain Ash trees the tranquillity of the Dandenong Ranges National Park make it one of the best BBQ spots in Victoria to get away from it all. The mountain is abundant with native fauna including kookaburras, koalas, rosellas and the rare lyrebird and has a large number of mountain trails to lose yourself in during the day. Only a quick drive from Melbourne the park offers many picnic areas complete with electric and gas BBQs.
Ninety Mile Beach
Located 30km south of Sale and in close proximity to Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park, this national park stretches along 5km of rugged coastline. Unless you’re planning on camping at one of the many campsites located along the park, Ninety Nile Beach may be more a great place for a picnic rather than one of the best BBQ spots in Victoria – but its other attractions easily are up for it. Vast plains of sand stretch in every direction and years of natural formation have created sandy shorelines and sand dunes along the water. The park is teaming with marine life with over 860 species to be discovered within 10 square metres. Though less rare, larger animals such as octopuses, crabs, snapper fish and even young great white sharks can be spotted.
So pack up the sauce, picnic rug and value pack of sausages and jump in the car! Remember if you find yourself in any trouble on the way to your next adventure call Marshall Batteries for roadside assistance, a jump-start, a new battery or even a fuel top up! 1300 627 742