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“What a park!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Centennial Park

Centennial Park
Oxford St. and Parkes Dr., Sydney, New South Wales 2021, Australia
+61 (0)2 9339 6699
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Ranked #40 of 239 Attractions in Sydney
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Sydney, Australia
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40 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“What a park!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is heaven. What a place. You can ride a bike, roller blade, ride a horse, walk, visit the cafe/restaurant. Beautiful trees, landscaping, wildlife. A very well cared for park. Take the 380, 378 from the city and get off at the intersection of Queen Street, Woollahra, and Oxford Street. Let the driver know, he will be more than happy to stop there. Not far from the city in Sydney's East.

Visited November 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“White cockatoos & Charles Dickens welcome at Centennial Parklands”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I'm home in Sydney after 4 weeks away on a US book tour and need to refresh in Centennial Parklands. White cockatoos flock to the island sanctuaries in the idyllic ponds graced by black swans and ducks. There are wildlife sanctuaries in the midst of this Victorianna parkland with its formal rose gardens and floral displays. There are areas of huge weeping willows and morton bay figs among bushland enclaves. I love the wetland track. Dickens Drive holds a secret - the statue of Charles Dickens. There are only 2 in the world. One in Philadelphia and one here in Centennial Parklands Sydney. Charles Dickens said people had to know him through his writing/books, not images. However both the USA and Australia are renegades and there are the statues. There are statues and turn of the century gun posts and surprising hands on art experiences among the bicycle, horse and pedestrian tracks. It's a national parkland in the heart of Sydney, much like Central Park NY or Hyde Park London except it is Australian with bats, cockatoos, all sorts of coloured birds. There's always something on - a music event, moonlight cinema, a dog rally day, food fair ... something. I took my picnic lunch and some mineral water, lay on a grassy hills and let it all soak in while jet-lag dissipated. Then I wandered over the road for coffee at the Victorianna Hughenden Hotel sitting on the front porch looking at the beautiful sandstone Paddington gates.

Visited February 2013
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“Nice day out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Lots of people go here for a run, but you can hires bikes,have picnics and there was an open air cinema when i was there too which was also nice

Visited February 2013
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“Perfect for biking”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Dedicated bike lane around the entire park, makes this the ideal place to ride your bike, whether leisurely or in order to put on same k's and get some speed. Gorgeous surroundings and nice little cafe, make it the perfect Saturday/Sunday or early morning ritual

Visited November 2012
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“Family”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Great park for the kids lovely shady tree's to enjoy a picnic or a coffee, Ideal chance to get a takeaway from the Jade Palace opposite the park on the bus stop side in Bombala street

Visited July 2012
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