Centennial Park

Things to do Centennial Park
Centennial Park
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A weekend trip to Centennial Park, especially in summer, reveals Aussies at their leisurely best. There’s an outdoor fitness station, and you can hire rollerblades and bikes or even go horse riding. Cyclists used to be a bit of a menace, but these days most adhere to the 30km/hr (18.6mph) speed limit and will dodge a pedestrian if at all possible. But don’t be scared off by all this activity: the park is also teeming with those just looking for a shady spot to snooze or read a good book. Even in peak season, when it seems every Sydneysider wants a piece of the park, the vast lawns mean that there’s always a secluded spot to claim as your own. Statues, ponds and native Australian flowers make it one of the prettiest places to spend a day, and there’s a great restaurant and café. Ranger-led walks include Tree Tours, Frog Pond workshops and the night-time Spotlight Prowl, and keep your eyes peeled for the Moonlight Cinema from December to March.


Venue name: Centennial Park
Address: Between Oxford Street, York, Darley, Alison & Lang Rds
Centennial Park
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Pick a date

  • Outdoor cinema Until Sunday March 31 2019
  • Active events Monday January 14 2019 - Thursday January 24 2019
  • Active events Tuesday January 15 2019
  • Active events Friday January 18 2019
  • Music festivals Saturday January 26 2019
  • Parks and gardens Friday February 22 2019 - Friday June 28 2019