Tumbalong Park, Sydney

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#31 of 82 in Parks in Sydney
Tumbalong Park is a park in Darling Harbour, located in Sydney, Australia. The parkland was designed using native Australian foliage incorporated with fountains as an urban stream. The name "Tumbalong" is from Dharug as spoken by the Eora nation and means "place where seafood is found".The park is used as a venue for central Sydney events, including New Year's Eve and Australia Day celebrations. This site was used for the skydiving opening scene in 20th Century Fox's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie.Tumbalong park now spans 5 hectares.A large children's playground area includes a water park containing 26 water jets, a big slide, jumbo swings, tangled web and a 10 metre high octanet jungle gym.The park is adjacent to the Chinese Garden of Friendship.Public toilets, cafes and restaurants are located on the park's fringes.Accessing the ParkThe park is a free public space.The closest train station is Town Hall.There are many buses travelling down Market, Park, Druitt, Bathurst or Liverpool Streets.The park can also be accessed by catching a ferry to Darling Harbour, alighting at King Street Wharf or Pyrmont Bay Wharf.The park can also be accessed by light rail from Central Train station, alighting at Paddy’s Market light rail station.There are also car parking stations nearby.
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  • General children's playground are also well decorated but made devices so that you can play with the water is really good. The principle of the pump, such as the principles of the dam can play good touching themselves work and science seems to be a playground. Floor fountains are basic and designed with admiration and stepping.
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  • Tumbalong Park is a great place to visit if you are in the area. It's family friendly and an ideal spot to meet up with friends. There are children's playgrounds, restaurants and cafes and several tou...  more »
  • Nice little park at Darling Harbour, near Chinatown. We visited just passing but we noticed a lot of attractions for children who seemed to be enjoying themselves very much. Recommended for those who have small children.
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  • Beautiful senery with city view and large park. it's comfortable both daytime and nigit. People are laying down with just relaxing and having coffee, sleeping and chatting. Grass is tidy and sunny day is awesome.
  • Standoffish ranger forced us to leave the park as we weren’t allowed boxing gloves to do a 2 person (not paid, we are colleagues) lunchtime boxing session. Threatened us with fines and clearly wanted to engage in an argument so he could wave his authority around. Tried to obscure his identification badge then demanded I produce identification myself else face a fine. Absolutely ludicrous that Propery NSW doesn’t support healthy living practices like lunchtime exercise.
  • Great play ground and water play facilities for kids close to shops, restaurants, cafes, attractions and transport ( light rail). The fun is endless.
  • Great place to sit on the grassy area while eating your takeaways.
  • Used to be a nice public park, before the State Government stole some of the people's land to sell for development. Now a very small patch of green, overshadowed by new buildings.
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