Centennial Park, Sydney

4.7
#13 of 78 in Parks in Sydney
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. Use our Sydney online travel planner to add Centennial Park and other attractions to your Sydney vacation plans.
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  • October 8, 2017
    Don't feed the birds in the park the signs specifically say not to. Also a shout out if you leave your car there overnight it is a lovely $195 fine. Signs don't mention you will be fined just that car...  more »
  • October 6, 2017
    I'd always regarded this park as one of Sydney's highlights, and the parklands and gardens are still beautifully maintained, but last time I visited 3 naked joggers (!) chased me into bushland there a...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    I ordered a coffee - which was great - and the egg and soldiers. What turned up was an undercooked egg in a cup - and 2 - and i repeat 2 measly soldiers. Not even a whole slice of toast. For $6 bucks....  more »
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  • September 19, 2017
    So much to see and do. Great walking paths. Flying fox colony, rose gardens, a gaggle of geese, black swans and cockatoos that you can hand feed. The "kids bike track" has become a traffic and parking pain as now there is also a cafe AND bike rental in the same spot. They really should have spread it out better. 3 separate playgrounds for the kids is great to always find a spot to play. Horse riding and arena is fantastic. Love the off leash areas for my dog. Cinema in the park is great. The labyrinth was a bit of a let down, as it was just tiles on the floor, not an actual "hedge maze" which would have been astounding. All up, i love this park.
  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • September 19, 2017
    Beautiful park to relax in or play in. Rental bikes available. Gorgeous huge Morton Bay Figs. Worth visiting when in town.. Great place for a picnic. Loss of areas to choose from to park.
  • September 17, 2017
    Something for everyone at Centennial Park. Lovely to picnic or walk around the lakes. There are cafes and kids' play areas. Great for exercise - cycling, running, horse riding, roller blading...
  • September 7, 2017
    Such diverse landscapes and eco systems, plus plenty of places to picnic and explore. Plenty of playgrounds, sports fields and even am equestrian track. The bike track is great too. The cafe is fantastic though a bit pricey

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