Snapshot

  • 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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Landscapes

 Paperback Grove

Centennial Park features a number of grassland and woodland areas to discover.

 

Woodland areas 

Pine Grove is positioned in the centre of Centennial Park, surrounded by a thick cluster of pines with a bed of pine needles on the ground. 
The pines at Ash Paddock is a popular area of sloping grounds with pines, a site which was once converted into the slopes of the Canadian alps for a TV commercial.
Paperbark Grove is wonderful avenue of paperbark trees also offering a shaded barbecue location with adjacent grassy areas.

 

Grassland and open space areas 

South West Paddock is an open grassed area which is deliberately maintained in a naturalistic (unkempt) manner and displays a blanket of long grass, surrounded by beautiful trees such as pines, wattles and a magnificent Moreton Bay Fig.
Church Grounds is a wide open space with city views and a large pond, and provides easy access and suitable space for infrastructure; an ideal location for major productions.
Loch Avenue South is conveniently located with public amenities on site and is an ideal location to set up larger props for shoots requiring a roadway.    
Federation Valley is a beautiful setting housing the historic Federation Pavilion. This site was the location for the bungalow scene of the major Feature film The Great Gatsby! 
Lachlan Swamp is home to tall paperbark trees typical of a coastal paperbark swamp, with walking tracks and various native ferns, and is left to maintain its own natural balance. An ideal location for an enchanted forest scene.

 

Slopes, outcrops and cliffs

Sandstone Ridge runs along the northern edge of Centennial Park, with rocky outcrops lining a semi-wild area. 
Queens Park is predominantly playing fields, but also boasts sweeping views looking out to the Sydney basin. 
Mt Steel situated in Moore Park West near Moore Park Golf, is a hidden treasure offering panoramic views of the city scape. It is one of the only remaining sandhills that formerly dominated this part of Sydney.