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A sinister chip-toothed clown face (50 times life-sized) forms the entrance to this old-fashioned amusement park overlooking Sydney Harbour. It's one of several 1930s features, including the Coney Island funhouse, a pretty carousel and the nausea-inducing Rotor. You can purchase a two-ride pass ($22), or buy a height-based unlimited-ride pass (adults $55, kids $25 to $45, cheaper if purchased online). Hours are complex, and extended during school and public holidays. It also functions as a concert venue.
Opened in 1935, Luna Park was knocked up in three months by a thousand Depression-era workers.
If you purchase your ride pass from Captain Cook cruises, they'll throw in free ferry travel here.