Our Story

Picnic by the Sea is a local family run business located in Kiama, NSW.

As parents who have a love for the outdoors, we found ourselves constantly thinking of new experiences to share with our two boys. One day, we attempted to have a picnic along with our dog Abby at Minnamurra Headland. It’s safe to say, the vision of sitting calmly staring at the ocean, sipping on a glass of wine, whilst eating delicious produce we purchased that week from the Kiama Farmers Market quickly went out the door. We experienced the struggle that most families would. A gust of wind, that came from nowhere led us to the struggle of laying a picnic rug down, juggling two boys whom were running amuck, one screaming for food and another laughing at dad chasing the pram which is rolling downhill, and on top of this our dog, Abby, tangling herself on a lead in all efforts to chase a bird.

The comical events of this day led us too dreaming of an experience where we could simply arrive to an already set up picnic and leave at the end and have someone pack it up for us. It was then, we decided to incorporate this idea, with our love of purchasing local produce from the Farmers Market and our ability to form relationships within our community to offer an outdoor dining experience for locals and tourists, who could enjoy quality produce, with friends and families, whilst relaxing and enjoying the natural beauty of the Illawarra and South Coast Region.

We would like to thank our local community for their encouragement and motivation to feature their produce and products on our Pop-Up Picnics, Gourmet Grazing Platters and Gourmet Grazing Tables. It was with this overwhelming support that led us to embark on what is now…. Picnic by the Sea.