Centennial Parklands is one of the world’s leading public parklands, and in Sydney it is known as ‘the lungs of the city’. The Parklands are also some of the most historically and socially significant urban spaces in Australia.
Centennial Park has a distinctive and special place in Australian history and culture. It was once a huge catchment of creeks, swamps, springs, sand dunes and ponds fed by ground water, and was traditionally home to the Gadi people.
Centennial Park remains a people’s park – a beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs. It is also home to diverse flora and fauna and many significant tree plantings, including spectacular Port Jackson figs, Holm oaks and Norfolk Island pines dating back to the early 20th century.
Today Centennial Park is a playground for adults and children of all ages and is one of the few inner city parks in the world to offer horse riding facilities.
Travelling to Centennial Park
Kurrajong Kitchen Cheese Lovers Festival 2018 is located on the Brazilian Fields of Centennial Park. The festival’s entry is located on Parkes Drive, an approximately 5 minute walk from Homestead Café located on the corner of Parkes Drive and Grand Drive.
By public transport
For timetables, maps and trip planning visit www.transportnsw.info, download a train or bus app from the App Store or Google Play or call 131 500. You can also visit the Centennial Park website for details on the best way to get there.
Limited parking is available at Centennial Park. A drop off zone will be in place along Parkes Drive.
Centennial Parklands are linked in all directions to the Sydney CBD and beyond by an extensive network of roads. If you are visiting Centennial Park and coming from the city or the west, use:
- Paddington Gates
- Robertson Road Gates; or
- Randwick Gates.
If you are visiting Centennial Park and coming from the south or the east, use:
- Randwick Gates;
- York Road Gates; or
- Woollahra Gates.