Centennial Park Labyrinth
Centennial Park is home to Sydney's first public stone labyrinth, and possibly the most intricately built labyrinth in the world.
The Labyrinth is a magnificently crafted pathway designed for quiet reflection and exploration. You can find it adjacent to the northern end of Willow Pond (off Dickens Drive) in Centennial Park (see map).
The Centennial Park Labyrinth is an 11 circuit sandstone labyrinth, based on the design of the medieval labyrinth in Chartres Cathedral in France, which dates from the early 13th century.
The labyrinth is located where indicated by the 'X'.
Operational information for Labyrinth visitors
Visitors to the Centennial Park Labyrinth should note the following:
- The labyrinth is not available for regular private bookings, however community groups are encouraged to use the labyrinth in an informal manner;
- The labyrinth is set within a shared public space. Other activities that may occur from time-to-time within close proximity of the labyrinth (e.g. events, weddings, picnics, education and community programs) which may affect the ambience of the site;
- Pedestrian access to the labyrinth will be maintained from Grand Drive, however on occasion there may be some vehicle restrictions from Dickens Drive;
- The labyrinth is set within a dog on-leash area of the Park;
- Skateboarding, scooters and bikes are not permitted on the labyrinth.
All existing Parklands rules and regulations apply to the labyrinth and its surrounds.
To find out more, please email the Parklands Office on firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 9339 6699.
Special thanks and acknowledgements
The Centennial Park Labyrinth was made possible by the project's founding benefactor, Emily Simpson, who worked tirelessly and actively, in cooperation with the Centennial Parklands Foundation, to raise the significant funds required to create this unique structure. A list of major donors and supporters can be found here.