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

Open Now

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 Plenty to do - horse-riding, duck-watching, lying around, driving scooters around the big playground, going for a walk, having a Barbie. Best park in Sydney I would say!

Katja Moßner - 1 day ago

5 Star Rating Amazing variety in flora and fauna. Love the pelicans and the bats.

liv enqvist - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating No better place in Sydney than Centennial Park to get away from it all and take some time out. Walk, ride or just find a spot to take in nature. There is a cafe if you must. So much to offer.

Glenn Earl-Peacock - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating Huge, beautiful park in Sydney. A great place to relax for a bbq or a walk.

Olivia Bernauer - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating It’s just a splendid place in the middle of Sydney! You feel like the four million people in the city have simply evaporated as your take a stroll midweek. Amazing wetlands and forests filled with all sorts of animals: turtles, birds, bats, possums etc take a picnic and spend a full day enjoying its wonders

David Maddison - 2 months ago


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

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