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Things to see and do - Centennial Parklands

Centennial Park is located next to high-density residential suburbs which is 4 kilometres away from CBD and 1.9 kilometres away from UniLodge @ UNSW, it's can be conveniently reached within 25 minutes by walking or 9 minutes by car from our property.
Centennial Park is one of the most beautiful places for sightseeing, exercise, wedding photography, picnic and BBQ. 

Here are so many outdoor activities you may interest you in Centennial Park.

Meet the birds

There are plenty of beautiful and friendly black swans, pelicans, ducks and seagulls you may spot at the Duck Pond. They are hard to be spotted anywhere else so close to the CBD.
Take your lunch box and have a seat next to the pond and view the birds walking slowly on the side, whilst you enjoy on a sunny day.


There is a cycleway loop around the park and a few shortcut ways cross the park. It takes 15 minutes to ride the loop. You may bring your own bicycle or simply hire a bicycle to enjoy the view and breathe the fresh air while exercising. 

They also provide two seats and four seats cart to hire for you and your friends. That's a really fun way to have a ride. 

Picnic & BBQ

BBQ is an ordinary activity in Australia during the weekends and holidays. There are plenty of free sites for picnic and BBQ in the park.

Here are the locations for your reference. There are also a few cafes and restaurants open in the park as well. 

  • The Greenhouse at Centennial Park
  • The Spruce Goose Diner
  • Centennial Homestead

Instagram Worthy Photo's 

It is always the best place for taking photos on a sunny day, as you won't find a closer location so close to the CBD to have a wild view like Centennial Park. 

Hotspots for taking photos in the park

  • Pine Grove
  • Rose Garden
  • The Column Garden 
  • Frog Hollow

Besides, you may bring your friends to play soccer, cricket and rugby, have a jogging with your dog, ride the scooter, learn horse riding, take mediation or yoga class, book a venue for function or event, or simply have a walk after the meal.  
What's your preferred activity in Centennial Park?