570 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This big park is made up of beautiful lawns scattered with ponds and trees. Keep your eyes peeled for horses during the day and thousands of flying foxes—giant bats—around sunset. There’s a flat 3.7-kilometre loop that goes around Grand Drive, but there are loads of cross routes, so you can make the run as long or challenging as you please. You can run the inside perimeter of the park for a neat 10 km loop, and if you really want to challenge yourself, the fastest time for a 3.6 km lap of the white fence—you’ll know it when you see it—is apparently 10:05. You can also easily run here from the CBD, adding 15 to 20 minutes each way.
Tips from locals
This park is popular with runners / cyclists and those who love a stroll. Grab a picnic and pick your spot.
Gorgeous walk around the gardens with cute little cafe-pit stops along the way.
Explore Centennial Parklands – with almost 31 million visitors a year, it's one of Australia's most popular and historic public parklands. Feed the ducks, have a picnic, rent a bike - there's so much to do.
Most popular park to visit in Sydney. Beautiful hour and a half walk of you can hire out bikes. Only a 5 minute walk from the park gates.
Standing at 189 hectares, Centennial Park is one of Australia's most famous parks, and well known as “the people's park”. This award therefore goes to all the people that choose to spend their time enjoying the Park and our facilities, activities and events on offer.