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Centennial Park, Sydney

4.7
#13 of 58 in Parks in Sydney
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Centennial Park occupies 220 hectares (540 acres) of the Eastern part of Sydney and offers a peaceful sanctuary in the middle of the city. Walking, feeding the swans, horseback riding, and biking are just a few of the things you can do here. There are plenty of ponds with wildlife in abundance, open fields for recreation, and a pine forest to explore. Check out the musical events. The park is surrounded by homes dating back to 1888, which is where the rich and famous of Sydney live. Take a look at our Sydney itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Centennial Park and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • It is an amazing park in the heart of Sydney, only 15 min drive from city CBD, has a large lake in the middle of park, great for bike ride, walking, horse ridding or picnic. Very nice and clean park w...  more »
  • If you have any interest at all in flora and fauna and above all birdlife then you must visit this wonderful park, which is teeming with Australian birds from black swans to ibises, Australian magpies...  more »
  • It's a vast space of greenery, lawns, lakes, and lots of people (but not crowded). There is a place to rent bikes; there is a place to grab a bite to eat. Great playground that is circled by a bike tr...  more »
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  • Awesome big park in the middle if the city. Very safe to walk the dogs with a huge off leash field and many other on leash walking places. Lots of birds to see and quite often I see masses of white cockatoos flying around. Also have a look up in the dense trees and during the day you can see thousands of bats nesting and if your lucky also spot the odd sleeping possum! Beautiful garden areas great for family picnics and several playing fields also. Also there are bikes to hire and even a pond for the model boat enthusiasts.
  • Centennial Park is a wonderful place to visit for walks, picnics, bike rides, or just a slow drive around the Grand Circle road to see one of Sydney's oldest parks. Numerous places for coffee and meals, as well as simple fare. Bike and Tricycle Hire available.
  • A circular road around the periphery with a dedicated & very popular cycle lane. A couple not roads lead into this large parkland. Lots of birdlife, a bat colony and a few old world buildings & formal gardens. Lots of sports fields, 2 or 3 cafes. Popular for a day of picnics
  • Lots of space, unspoilt grassy areas, ponds with birds, fish and turtles and so many beautiful trees. Playgrounds, BBQs, cafe, free parking across the park. Great Australian outdoor. Might be quite busy on sunny weekends and public holidays, if you are driving and going to use a public BBQ. It is always possible to find a quiet spot otherwise.
  • If on foot be ready to stroll along, plenty to see such as horses, ducks, ponds and people just doing their thing. Great shady areas for picnics and a large dedicated kid friendly recreation/picnic area with play equip and bike track. *****Worth a look you can drive through and/or park all for free and make a decision if your unsure.

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