Great Picnic Spots

Great Picnic Spots

Picnics are a delight especially when the view is stunning!  There are so many fantastic places to enjoy your picnic on the Rainbow Coast.

Several food stores in town offer to prepare a picnic basket for you based on your personal requirements!


Top Picnic Spots

Looking for a nice picnic spot? Try these favourite picnic locations along the coast. Tap the markers for information about the locations on the Map below.

What's on the map? These are the locations plotted above:

Walpole Town Walpole Town
At the northern edge of the Walpole Inlet, Walpole is one of the few towns on the path of the Bibbulmun Track. Visit Walpole Town
Denmark Town Denmark Town
In the heart of the Rainbow Coast on the north side of the Wilson Inlet, along the beautiful Denmark River. Visit Denmark Town
Greens Pool Greens Pool
Almost completely sheltered from the waves of the Great Southern Ocean, Greens Pool is a paradise. Visit Greens Pool
Mount Frankland Mount Frankland
Starting in the karri trees you wind up and through towards the summit of Mt Frankland way above the tree top canopy. Visit Mount Frankland
Cosy Corner Cosy Corner
White beaches plus camping facilities and lots of picnic benches. Cosy Corner is cosy indeed. Located just east of West Cape National Park between Albany and Denmark. Visit Cosy Corner
Brig Amity Replica Brig Amity Replica
Experience the first settlers arrival in Albany, the first settlement in Western Australia, from onboard a replica of the Amity. Visit Brig Amity Replica
Emu Point Emu Point
The northern end of Middleton Beach, on the shores of Oyster Harbour at the channel to King George Sound. Visit Emu Point
Lowlands Beach Lowlands Beach
Beautiful, secluded beach west of West Cape Howe and east of the Wilson Inlet. Visit Lowlands Beach
Middleton Beach Middleton Beach
The most popular beach in Albany. Swim or relax under the trees. Cafes and amenities. Visit Middleton Beach
Little Beach Little Beach
This gorgeous beach is approximately 25 kilometres north east of Albany in Two Peoples Bay National Park. Visit Little Beach
Ancient Empires Walk Ancient Empires Walk
The Ancient Empires Walk takes you through the forest at the base of the Giant Tingle Trees at the Treetop Walk. Visit Ancient Empires Walk
Bow Bridge Bow Bridge
The Bow Bridge roadhouse is a blessing. It is a perfect place to stop for refreshments and take a break from driving. Visit Bow Bridge
Circular Pool Circular Pool
Family friendly swirling pools. Access via steps or a gentle paved pathway. Viewing platforms close to carpark. Visit Circular Pool
Crystal Springs Crystal Springs
Situated in the Walpole Nornalup National Park a little more than ten kilometres west of Walpole at the turning for Mandalay Beach. Visit Crystal Springs
Dentrecasteaux National Park Dentrecasteaux National Park
Dentrecasteaux National Park is filled with beaches, dunes, cliffs and forests west of Walpole. Visit Dentrecasteaux National Park
Ellen Cove Ellen Cove
Ellen Cove, Ellen Cove Boardwalk and Ellen Cove Pier are at the far southern end of Middleton Beach, Albany. Visit Ellen Cove
Fernhook Falls Fernhook Falls
Located along the Deep River Fernhook Falls is a popular swimming and picnic spot in summer, and during winter is a truly magnificent sight! Visit Fernhook Falls
Frenchman Bay Frenchman Bay
Located on the southern side of King George Sound this beautiful setting has a grassy picnic area, BBQs and boat launch. Ideal beachfront location for a great day out! Visit Frenchman Bay
Giant Tingle Tree Giant Tingle Tree
This Giant Tingle Tree is special because it the oldest living eucalypt in the world. It is an 800 metre walk from the car park to the Giant Tingle and back. Visit Giant Tingle Tree
Harewood Forest Walk Harewood Forest Walk
Harewood Forest is an almost 1.5k walk through the forest. The stream at the end is the turn-around point. Filled with information on history, flora & fauna. Visit Harewood Forest Walk
Heritage Rail Bridge Heritage Rail Bridge
The Bridge is easily accessed by driving south along the river on Hollings Drive where you will find parking spaces, picnic tables and a gazebo. Visit Heritage Rail Bridge
Knoll Scenic Drive Knoll Scenic Drive
A five kilometre circular drive on the peninsula between the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets. A distinctly well-kept rest area with picnic tables & toilets. Visit Knoll Scenic Drive
Lights Beach Lights Beach
Inspiring lookout and beach offering spectacular views of William Bay from the east. A favourite local beach. Visit Lights Beach
Mandalay Beach Mandalay Beach
Spectacular views to Chatham Island, gorgeous white sandy beach it is a must-see... sometimes the shipwreck is visible too. Visit Mandalay Beach
Mokare Heritage Trail Mokare Heritage Trail
Named after an aboriginal tracker and chieftain, the Mokare Heritage Trail winds along the east side of the Denmark River. Visit Mokare Heritage Trail
Nanarup Beach Nanarup Beach
With picnic and barbecues, and easy stairway access, it is a delightful place to stop for lunch. Visit Nanarup Beach
Parry Beach Parry Beach
Offering spectacular views across William Bay towards Green Pool and Elephant Rocks. Camping permitted if available. Visit Parry Beach
Peaceful Bay Peaceful Bay
Peaceful Bay beach is split in two by the Irwin Inlet as it discharges into the ocean. Sand dunes abound. Visit Peaceful Bay
Point Possession Heritage Trail Point Possession Heritage Trail
This three to four hour return loop walk out and around the northern end of Flinders Peninsula is incredible. Visit Point Possession Heritage Trail
Princess Royal Fortress Princess Royal Fortress
One of the best outdoor military museums in Australia. The Fortress is within the Albany Heritage Park, atop Mount Adelaide. Visit Princess Royal Fortress
Sappers Bridge Sappers Bridge
Re-built October 1982 for the National Parks Authority by 22nd Construction Squadron RAE following flood damage January 1982. Visit Sappers Bridge
Valley of the Giants Valley of the Giants
The Valley of the Giants Wilderness Discovery Centre at the Treetop Walk is the most visited place on the Rainbow Coast. Visit Valley of the Giants

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Amazing Views Amazing Views
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Best Surf Spots Best Surf Spots
Best surf spots on the coast according to the local EXPERIENCED surfers. Not for novices or learners. Visit Best Surf Spots
Dog Friendly Locations Dog Friendly Locations
Things often change and dogs are allowed access to only certain parts of the coast. Visit Dog Friendly Locations
Favourite Beaches on the south coast Favourite Beaches on the south coast
It's hard to say which beaches are the best, but we can say these are definitely our favourite. Visit Favourite Beaches on the south coast
Favourite Biking Locations Favourite Biking Locations
These locations are all at the start, middle or end of a biking trail. Visit Favourite Biking Locations
Great Picnic Spots Great Picnic Spots
Find that picnic spot before you're hungry and have the picnic right there in the car with you! Visit Great Picnic Spots
Places to take elders Places to take elders
Accessing the coast with elders can be enjoyable when everyone can participate or enjoy the view. Visit Places to take elders
Places to Take the Kids Places to Take the Kids
This is where we find the kids most enjoy playing and exploring. Visit Places to Take the Kids
Favourite Places Favourite Places
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Top Historical Locations Top Historical Locations
The history of this land is a long and powerful one. Visit Top Historical Locations