This beautiful park in Camden was opened in 1906 and has a number of different areas to visit within the grounds. Highlights include a heritage rose garden, the wisteria walk, the Cenotaph honouring W...
Sydney's natural attractions
Sydney offers you boundless opportunities to enjoy nature, whether it's picnicking near Sydney Harbour, playing cricket with friends and family, cycling through tranquil parks or simply watching the sun set.
Bordering the shores of Sydney Harbour and neighbouring the Sydney Opera House, the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Domain are set on 30 hectares. Come here to relax, learn about rare plants, spot wildlife, picnic in a shady oasis or enjoy seasonal entertainment.
People-watch in Sydney's central green space, Hyde Park, and take a breather under its arbour of trees. Nearby, you'll find Hyde Park Barracks Museum, a World Heritage-listed site where you can learn about Australia's convict past, or head to Darling Harbour's serene Chinese Garden of Friendship for a dose of rich cultural history.
Sydney Harbour meanders through the heart of the city, with parks and gardens lining the foreshore. Pyrmont Point Park, at the end of Pirrama Road, is a great location to enjoy expansive harbour views, barbecues, shaded areas and a children's playground, while Headland Park at Chowder Bay has extensive bushland, with walking tracks as well as picnic spots and cafes. Nearby, Clifton Gardens in Mosman has a great children's playground and large park by the harbour.
In the eastern suburbs, Centennial Parklands has 360 hectares of wide-open space for cycling, walking, horseriding and lazy lakeside dining. Also in the east, Nielsen Park, part of Sydney Harbour National Park, is a popular recreation area. The harbourside park at Watsons Bay is also a great place to devour fish and chips while watching the sun set over the city.
West of the CBD at Sydney Olympic Park, you'll find barbecues, picnic shelters, walking trails, cycling paths, playgrounds and fountains that are perfect for hot summer days.