Centennial Park

sights / Parks & gardens

Centennial Park information

Sydney , Australia
Address
Street Oxford St
Telephone
+61 2 2 9339 6699
Getting there
train Bondi Junction
More information
www.centennialparklands.com.au
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Lonely Planet review

Scratched out of the sand in 1888 in grand Victorian style, Sydney’s biggest park is a rambling 189-hectare expanse full of horse riders, joggers, cyclists and in-line skaters. During summer Moonlight Cinema attracts the crowds.

Among the wide formal avenues, ponds and statues is the domed Federation Pavilion – the spot where Australia was officially proclaimed a nation (on 1 January 1901) – surrounded by the various state flags. If you're feeling peckish, Centennial Parklands Dining near the centre of the park encompasses a cafe, wine bar and kiosk. At the southern edge of the park is Royal Randwick Racecourse , while on its eastern edge it joins Queens Park and continues for another 26 hectares.