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Centennial Parklands

  • Things to do
  • Centennial Park
  1. Centennial Parklands
    Photograph: Supplied/Centennial Paklands
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  3. Centennial Parklands Ian Potter Wild Play Garden
    Photograph: Supplied/Centennial Paklands
  4. Centennial Parklands Ian Potter Wild Play Garden
    Photograph: Supplied/Centennial Paklands

Time Out says

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. Another highlight perfect for families is the Ian Potter Children's Wild Play Garden – a fenced-off landscape featuring a bamboo forest, dry creek beds, banksia tunnels, turtle mounds and a huge treehouse, with water play fountains to splash around in during summer. 


Between Oxford Street, York, Darley, Alison & Lang Rds
Centennial Park

What’s on

STOMP wine festival

  • Fairs and festivals

For two exciting, booze-soaked days STOMP wine festival will be taking over the picturesque Rose Garden at Centennial Parklands to show off the very best wines that Australia has to offer.  Surrounded by pretty rows of blooming roses and manicured lawns, the event will include a cocktail corner to mingle in and an opportunity to meet with Australia’s leading wine makers. You'll even be able to live your best I Love Lucy life and do some barefoot grape stomping. Enjoy a great day out celebrating all there is to love about wine and sampling palate-pleasing food at this vino wonderland. There will be three sessions per day at just $49 per person, and you can score your passes here. Want to brush up your viticulture vernacular? Check out our beginners guide to buying wine.

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