Big Idea Shelter 2

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Parking, toilets, BBQ's


The Big Idea Garden was developed to promote sustainable ideas that help reduce, reuse and recycle valuable resources into your garden. It features 118 different varieties of Callistemon trees and shrubs, favourite Australian garden plants. 

This venue a Tier 2 site and therefore is an exclusive hire and BBQ and lawn area around the shelter.

As part of your hire for this shelter you can bring in:

  • Your own gas BBQ
  • Up to two tables
  • Up to 30 chairs (chairs must be broad feet chairs)
  • One 3m x 3m pop up shade structure (must be weighted not pegged)

You can bring any of these commercial activities for $120 per event:

  • An additional two tables and 30 chairs (chairs must be broad feet chairs)
  • Entertainment provider (e.g. a face painter, clown, entertainer, character)
  • A caterer serving food
  • A live accoustic ensemble of up to four people
  • A commercial photographer
  • Jumping castle

Prices are for site hire only and do not include any security fees that may be incurred if functions fall outside of Garden opening hours.

Commercial activities that are brought in for functions require permission from the Garden. A commercial operator is considered anyone who makes money from their activity regardless of whether that operator is charging you for the service (ie friend or family member providing the service). This is a list of commonly used commercial activities for events. If you have other commercial activities you would like to bring in for your event, please speak with staff for approval.

Key Information

Located south of Big Idea Shelter 1, Shelter 2 is the newer shelter in within the Big Idea Garden with exclusive use of the BBQ’s, however the toilet facilities are shared.

Based right next to the moutain bike track, it’s a great location for any wanting to use the track as part of their function. 

Shelter 2 can easily accommodate 100 people and has toilet facilities close by. 

Please visit the Site Map for the location.

Terms and Conditions of Use

If you are interested in Big Idea Picnic Shelter 2 as your next venue, please read the Terms and Conditions before enquiring.


Please read the Frequently Asked Questions before applying for the venue hire.


For further information please contact the Visitor Centre on 02 4634 7935 or email

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