What is Picnic Basket Day?

Laughing friends and family picnicking on the green lawn; cool jazz music floating on the breeze; the still, cool lake reflecting the warm colours of autumn and the blue mountain ranges.

Picnic Basket Day is a fun, family day for locals and visitors to experience the natural beauty of Killarney and the surrounding region while enjoying wonderful local produce.

And what lovelier spot for the event than the beautiful gardens of Melrose Station, renowned across the region?

Visitors are invited to bring their picnic blanket and chairs and set up a spot in the grounds.  A variety of food stalls will offer BBQ, baked potatoes, Devonshire morning tea, cupcakes, fruit salad and ice cream.

Raffles and local featured musicians add to the relaxed event.

Proceeds from the day will go to Livin’, a not-for-profit organisation using apparel, events and motivational programs to get people talking about mental health and suicide prevention.

Killarney’s Picnic Basket Day will be held on Sunday 22 April 2018, from 10am to 4pm at Melrose Station.   For more information contact 0437 109 912.

For more about Livin’ http://livin.org.au

Find us on facebook: Killarney Picnic Basket Day

When and How Much?

22 April 2018

10am to 4pm

$5 for Adults, Free for Under 12

Sorry, No Dogs.


Where is Picnic Basket Day?

Melrose Station

Barlows Gate Road

Killarney  QLD 4373

There are many different ways to find your way to Melrose Station – getting here is part of the fun!

From Killarney

  • Starting from Willow St near the Heritage Centre, drive south and continue along Willow St, which then changes to Killarney-Barlow’s Gate Road.
  • Turn Left at the T Junction with Backhouse Rd.
  • Turn Right at the T Junction with Homan Rd.
  • Continue along Killarney-Barlows gate road.  There will be a couple of bends.
  • The entrance to Melrose Station is on the right hand side of the road.  There will be a sign.
  • (If you arrive to a T Junction with Long Swamp Road – turn around – you have driven too far!)

There will be signs for the event and there are signs for Melrose Station along the way.


Food, Glorious Food!!

“Taste It” Local Produce Food Stalls Killarney’s Southern Downs area produces the most amazing food and this year we are giving everyone the chance to taste it! Taste the best produce from Brass Monkey Brew House, The Bramble Patch, Mt Stirling Olives, Stanthorpe Cheese and Jersey Girls Cafe, Ballandean Estate Wines, Hughes Honey, Jo & Co (Iced & Gourmet Teas) …

Entertainment Programme

We have some great activities lined up all day for the 2018 Killarney Picnic Basket Day: Kid’s Activities Face painting 11am to 2pm Teddy bears picnic 12-1pm Sand Wizard – all day Kite flying  – all day Entertainment Musicians – all day featuring Blue Violets, Bridget O’Shannessy, 8 Second Ride, Bruce Halter Blacksmithing Artists exhibition and demonstrations – featuring Dawn …