Lay out a picnic rug to laze on in comfort, whether you're watching the start of the Sydney to Hobart race at Nielsen Park or sighing at a spectacular sunset in Mindil Beach in Darwin. In addition to the ubiquitous rug or blanket, equip yourself with other picnicware, such as napkins, picnic baskets, folding chairs, picnic sets, and if you're not too keen on chilling your refreshments in a brook, eskies, before you head out for a most relaxing picnicking experience.Picnic Rug Features
Think through features that boost the practicality of, or extend, the lifespans of picnic rugs. Blankets that are waterproof and rainproof prevent moisture from seeping upwards from the ground and keep you dry even if you're sitting on wet grass. Enjoy double the style and expediency with reversible rugs, while those that feature a roll-up design and straps are easy to carry on bicycle harnesses. Oversized or extra-large picnic rugs may take up more room than regular-sized options in your bag, but all that extra space accommodates several adults comfortably. Machine-washable blankets, those that are spill-proof or easily wipe-clean rugs are perfect for kids as they are very low maintenance, while padded picnic rugs offer the cushiest seat.Planning the Perfect Picnic
Plan your picnic to have the most fun. Scope out your location and always check the weather forecast before the picnic. Food should not only be easy to eat and interesting, but it should also survive the journey to your picnic site. Handheld or finger foods are best for this. For a less frustrating experience, pack foods in the picnic basket in a reverse order, with the dessert at the bottom, so what you eat first will be at the top of the hamper. Don't forget your refreshments, sunscreen, sunglasses and bug spray, and do remember to take your rubbish with you when you leave.