Is there a better blowing aroma than onions, bacon or your favourite meat sizzling away on a barbecue?

And is there anything more Australian than throwing a few sausages on the barbie amongst family and friends down by the beach or in a lovely park setting?

Having a BBQ picnic is one of our favourite things to do as a family on our travels, or as a local, for a cheap friendly eating experience. And when you have young kids like us, a far more relaxing experience then a cramped cafe or restaurant and worrying about spilled drinks and keeping the kids still.

The city of Gold Coast boasts more than 380 barbecues spread out along the beaches, parks and reserves and the council does a great job of maintaining and cleaning these free gas BBQs for us all to enjoy.

Next time you’re on the Gold Coast, make the most of these facilities and open spaces and enjoy the spectacular scenery on offer.

Here you have a three-kilometre stretch of open parklands along the Broadwater foreshore perfect for family gatherings. Relax around the BBQ and picnic tables with lovely water views whilst your kids will be entertained for hours at the playground, swimming in the patrolled beach area or splashing about at Rockpools. Continue reading