Centennial Park first opened in 1888 to mark the centenary of the Colony and provide a space dedicated to public enjoyment. The park was formed out of an area of swamps, scrub and rock. In 1901 the park was the site of the official inauguration of the Australian Federation. Following the Victorian tradition it features formal gardens, ponds and wetlands, grasslands and woodlands, sports fields and historic buildings. An expansive network of paths invites you to explore this beautiful park.
Centennial Park is large, comprising of 470 acres. Nestled between Moore Park to the west and Queens Park to the east, the total area of the three parks offers visitors an expansive 815 acres.
The varied landscapes and vistas throughout the park will delight your senses as you walk through the meandering paths. Adjacent Queens park offers some excellent views of downtown Sydney from vantage points along the sandstone ridge at the east end of the park.
With numerous ponds, it is only natural that Centennial Park is home to a wide variety of water birds, making it a great place for bird watchers, or to capture some great pictures.
Other ammenities in the park include several picnic areas with free to use electric BBQs available on a first-come basis, playgrounds and sports fields. Neighbouring Moore Park has an 18 hole championship public golf course, numerous sports fields, tennis courts and a playground.
Cost: Free except of course golf.
Hours: Open daily. Vehicle traffic is restricted to daylight hours.
Website: Centennial Park
Nearby attractions: Bondi Beach, Paddington Markets and Sydney Football Stadium
|Getting There on Transit|
|Bus||Route 333,380 or 389 from Circular Quay||0 minutes|
|Train||Bondi Junction Station||12 minutes|
By Bus: Board a 333, 380 or 389 bus on Alfred Street near the number 2 ferry wharf (Stand E) and enjoy the approximately 30 minute bus ride to Centennial Park. The buses have stops right by a couple of the park entrances.
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