Picnic areas


The weather is fine, the picnic basket is packed! Plan your next get together at the St Ives Precinct.

Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden

Explore our unique facility hire options and host your next function in an exceptional bushland setting.


Bidwill's Clearing Picnic Area

Suited to visitors who prefer to bring their own barbeque, marque or caterer.


Dampier's Clearing Picnic Area

A private picnic area by the Senses Track suitable for groups of up to 30 people.


Lambert's Clearing Picnic Area

Located in the centre of the Garden this car-free picnic area and playground is popular with families.


Caley's Pavilion

With its beautiful private garden, this is the ultimate destination experience for small-scale and intimate events.

St Ives Showgrounds

All picnic areas listed are available for hire, except St Ives Showground Picnic Area 6.


Picnic Area 1

A leafy space with direct step-free access to the carpark, dog rings, pavilions & amenities. 

Picnic Area 2

A pretty grassed area with a bush outlook towards the National Park.

Picnic Area 3

This shady grassed area slopes downwards, framed by majestic gum trees. 


Picnic Area 4

A bush location featuring a playground in close proximity to toilets and equestrian facilities. 

Picnic Area 5

This quiet, level lawn is in a secluded corner amongst the trees. Amenities are nearby. 


Picnic Area 6

A fenced public playground with a children's cycle track. 

Picnic Area 7

Easy to locate, this shaded sloping area features a playground and a pretty bush outlook.