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

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Tuesday: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM
  • Sunday: 6:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Address: Grand Dr, Centennial Park NSW 2021, Australia

Phone: (02) 9339 6699

Official Website: Centennial Park


Bus or Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Bus 333, 380 or 389From Cirular Quay0 minutes
T4Bondi Junction12 minutes

How to get to Centennial Park by Bus or Train

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.

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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Rated 4.7 out of 5Centennial Parklands Star Rating

5 Star Rating The best parklands in Sydney. You can really feel that you are away from the city in this amazing park. Perfect for exercise, hosting a gathering or simply relaxing. There are a few cafes located in the park and there are plenty of activities during the year especially outdoor cinemas, bike rental, and music festivals.

P. P - 21 days ago

5 Star Rating Awesome park with so many different places to find shade. There is also many BBQ areas. If you like to rent bikes there are couple of places too. In summary, perfect place to spend some hours for a picnic.

Martin Roethig - 24 days ago

5 Star Rating My favourite park in Sydney! Such a beautiful place to visit for a bike ride,picnic or BBQ! Very well maintained park! Great for families and there is a play area/water park for children!

jodes - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating What a wonderful open space so close to the city. Walk, exercise, ride a horse, sit under a tree and watch the clouds float by.... then have a snack and beverage at either cafe. Would like to see more flowers and plants dotted around the place to give it some colour.

Rita Richter - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Wonderful for people but not for birds. Signs say not to feed them but there is little natural feed. The lawns are kept mown. The Ibis get any worms with their long digging beaks so what are the swans ducks and geese supposed to eat?

Betty Holland - 1 month ago


Watch this combination video and slideshow to see some of the beautiful scenes and waterfowl in Centennial Park

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