Centennial Park

A visit to beautiful Centennial Park is a must when visiting Sydney

A pelican takes to the air at Centennial Park in Sydney
A pelican takes to the air at Centennial Park in Sydney cc licensed photo by Hasitha Tudugalle

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, the large 470-acre park 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. Be sure to click on the 'Photos and Video' Tab to see just how beautiful this park is.

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. The 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 amenities 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.

Nearby attractions: Bondi Beach, Paddington Markets and Sydney Football Stadium.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No - except for the golf course

Centennial Park Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Address: 15 Locked Bag, Paddington NSW 2021, Australia

Phone: (02) 9339 6699

Official Website: Centennial Park

Centennial Park Reviews

Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Excellent park to visit any time during the day. Nice ambiance. Very good for walking, jogging, cycling, running, relaxing, exercising, eating - good for all the above. Why, even marriages happen here. School children come with teachers and keep learning their subjects under the shades of trees. Physical training too given. Film shoots too
V.MURUGESAN Vijayarajan - 4 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Magnificent park is set on 180 hectares with manicured gardens, open plains, sports fields and lakes. Feed the ducks, have a picnic, walk through rolling fields. There is a walking and bike track that encircles the park.Easy parking all within the park. There is a cafe and great restaurant in the middle of the park and a food van which serves hotdogs and hamburgers and snacks . A lovely and serene day out.
Natasha King - a month ago

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5 Star Rating What a wonderful place in Sydney, you can walk run or cycle around centennial. Hiring bikes is a great option for visitors. Never been at the weekend so don't really know how busy it gets
Siobhan - a month ago

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5 Star Rating It was a busy day..ANZAC day. Buy wonderful to see so many people using the park. There is enough space for everyone. Always a big tree to shelter under or a pace to play cricket or footy. Awesome.
Trisha Sciberras - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Biggest park in have visited, great for a picnic or bike riding - I do enjoy rinding here whenever i can. There is a bike rental shop in the part, plenty of trees and a restaurant as well.
Buka A. - a month ago

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Bus or Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light Rail L2Moore Park, Royal Randwick6-9 minutes
Bus 333, 380 or 389From Circular Quay0 minutes
T4Bondi Junction12 minutes

How to get to Centennial Park by Bus or Train

Light Rail L2: From Moore Park Station, walk south on Anzac Parade, then left on the pathway that parallels the right side of Lang Road to the Cook Road Entrance (9 minutes). From Royal Randwick Station, walk southeast on Alison Road, left on Darley Road to Randwick Gates (6 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. There are bus stops at a couple of park entrances.

By Train: Take a T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra train to Bondi Junction and exit via the mall onto Oxford Street. Walk west on Oxford Street to the Park Entrance (12 minutes).

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