Things To Do In Centennial Park

30 November 2017

Centennial Park is one of Sydney’s most prized natural attractions. With over 15,000 trees and abundant wildlife, as well as beautiful ponds and flowers beds, the parkland offers many activities for you to enjoy in the vast and beautiful open green spaces with family and friends.

Take off on a Horse Riding adventure

Horse Riding in Centennial Park.

Horse Riding in Centennial Park.

The Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre offers a variety of horse riding experiences, from corporate team building to romantic rides. You can also book in adults-only and kids riding parties or shadow the grooms for the day. Learn about these majestic horses, ask questions and gain new skills!

Grab a Coffee or a Meal

Couple grabbing a coffee in Centennial Park

Couple grabbing a coffee in Centennial Park.

The Parklands have a variety of dining venues throughout the park, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Greenhouse Cafe, located next to the Learner’s Cycleway, is open 7 days a week. The Centennial Homestead has been dubbed the Heart of the Park, offering a range of dining options that will please everyone.

Wheely Fun

Cycling in Centennial Park.

Cycling in Centennial Park.

Centennial Park Cycles has one of the best and most reliable bike hire services in Sydney, operating 8.30 am – 5.30 pm, seven days a week. The hire fleet is extensive – and includes pedal cars! You can bring your own bike too, and enjoy the shared cycleways around the park. The park also provides a great location for rollerblading and skateboarding. You can also hire these at The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park.

Pack a Picnic

Picnics in Centennial Park.

Picnics in Centennial Park.

Centennial Park has a range of bookable picnic spots, with capacity for 300 people. You can host a party or enjoy a nice quiet picnic with friends and family alongside the most beautiful scenery. These areas are also conveniently located near amenities.

Bird Watching

Birdwatching in Centennial Park.

Bird watching in Centennial Park.

Abundant birdlife thrives throughout the park, from urban forest breeds to a variety of waterbirds. With over 140 native and exotic species, grab your binoculars, download the bird list and get up close to a wide range of beautiful birds.

Dog Walking

Walking the dog with a view, Centennial Park

Walking the dog with a view, Centennial Park.

With over 43% of the Parklands being off-leash areas, Centennial Park is one of the most dog-friendly destinations in Sydney. There are also dog-wash services available and the Eastern Suburbs Dog Training Club runs obedience classes most Sundays from 8.15 am at Musgrave Avenue, Centennial Park.

Play with the Kids

A family day out in Centennial Park.

A family day out in Centennial Park.

With vast open air spaces, there is ample opportunity to fly a kite, or kick a football at the parklands. BYO activities and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There are also heaps of activities the kids can register for, including plaster painting and bush school nature play programs.


There are 3 self-guided walks you can take through the parklands to learn more about the Nature and Wildlife, The History of the Parklands and the Wildlife and Heritage of the structures – just download the Parklands App “My Parklands” (for iPhones and Androids), which has a built in GPS to help guide you around the Parklands. If you feel like an exclusive tour experience, the rangers run a range of regular tours throughout the year.



There’s plenty to see and do in Sydney!