• 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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Mother Nature Quest

  • Sat 13 May 2017
    10.00 am - 11.45 am

Mother's Day Quest

A brand new activity for the whole family to enjoy!

Do something different this Mother’s Day and take mum on a specially selected nature trail through Centennial Park. Use the map to spot the clues and learn interesting facts about the plants and animals that call Centennial Park home. At the conclusion of the trail create a unique gift to take home and give mum for Mother’s Day.

If you enjoy being outdoors, learning about nature and observing native animals in their natural habitat then this is the program for you. The walk will lead you alongside Lachlan Swamp, a unique habitat to one of Sydney’s largest flying-fox colonies, as well as brush-tailed possums, long-finned eels and a variety of bird life.

The trail is stroller friendly and can be completed with the entire family. Make a day of it with a packed picnic lunch easily pre-ordered from the Centennial Homestead.

The Volunteer Plant Sale will also be taking place at the same location on the day, so you can pick up a little piece of the park on your way home!

Win a paver at the Celebration Steps for Mum!

Purchase a ticket to Mother Nature Quest, for a chance to WIN a paver for Mum at The Celebration Steps in Centennial Park worth $500! Tell us in 25 words or less your favourite memory with your mum in Centennial Park.

Once your purchase has been made, an email will be sent with the competition entry details.

General Information

Age: Recommended for children between 5 - 12 years
Start times: Trail starts every 15 minutes from 10am to 11:45am. Once started the trail and craft activity will take approximately 90 minutes to complete (i.e. if you start at 11:45am expect to finish by 1.15pm).
Meeting Point: Centennial Park Labyrinth - Number 44 on the Centennial Park Map Guide (see map below or click here)
Price: $14.50 per person (accompanying adults free)


  • Please book early to avoid disappointment.
  • Bookings are essential and must be made online. Please visit our Eventbrite webpage to purchase tickets:

Eventbrite - Spotlight Prowl (Family Night Walk)

  • Cancellation policy: Once tickets are purchased no refunds, exchange or credits will be given, unless the event is cancelled by the Parklands due to dangerous conditions.

Special notes

  • Mothers & other accompanying adults free
  • Cost includes activity booklet and craft materials on the day
  • Trail is stroller friendly

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