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  • Self-guided Walks

    Staying fit and healthy is just a walk in the Park! Download our free Centennial Park walking apps - available for Apple and Android smartphones. More info and download links here.

  • Swamp Closures

    Lachlan Swamp will close on days above 36C to minimise disturbance to the Flying Foxes. There will be no access to visitors.

  • Centennial Park History Book

    Our great new book on the history of Centennial Park is now on sale, and can be ordered online. Great gift idea. More info.

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Outdoor classrooms


With a Ranger-led experience, Centennial Parklands’ outdoor spaces are transformed into engaging classrooms that can deliver a wide range of learning outcomes. They support our philosophy of learning from and within nature.

Most of our outdoor classrooms are a short walk from the Education Precinct.

Our outdoor classrooms include:

  • Wetlands – part of the Botany catchment and home to a diverse range of water birds, aquatic invertebrates, fish and reptiles.
  • Lachlan Swamp – home to a colony of grey-headed flying foxes, golden orb-weaving spiders, brush-tailed possums and broad leaf paperbark trees.
  • Bushland – She-oak (Casuarina) and open pine woodlands attract a variety of bird life including seasonal Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos. A perfect location for nature games, bushcraft sessions and eco-art experiences.
  • Freshwater Aquifer – Sydney’s second freshwater source and the location of Busby’s Bore.
  • Federation Pavilion – site of the inauguration of the Federation of Australia, making Centennial Park the birthplace of modern Australia.
  • Eastern Suburbs Banksia Scrub – a rare remnant of the original landscape located in the South West Paddock, it’s an ideal chance to view a changing landscape from a scientific and historical perspective.