We'll help you be the hosts with the most when putting on an outdoor shindig.
Every weekend, all around Australia, families and friends enjoy al fresco dining in backyards and balconies, needing nothing more than a good barbie, some protection from the elements, and Instagram to show the world how much fun we're having.
Check out CHOICE's reviews, tests, information and buying guides, and create an outdoor entertaining area you'll never want to leave.
Meet the outdoor entertaining experts
Our testers know there's more to creating a functional and beautiful outdoor entertaining space than an old picnic table and a BBQ cobbled together from a hotplate and bricks. They've cooked their body weight in snags and read all the legal fine print on shade cloths to make sure you're well fed – and sun-safe – when entertaining outdoors.
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