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Centennial Park's Paperbark Grove picnic site is set amongst a splendid cluster of paperbark trees planted in 1899. Depending on what time of year you visit the site you may have company, the trees are much-loved by lorikeets and honeyeaters.

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Paperbark Grove picnic area is a short walk from Centennial Park's Paddington Gates and Centennial Homestead's food outlets.



Public Site Hire = $300
School Site Hire = $120
Corporate Site Hire = $885
Bond* = $150


Paperbark Grove picnic site
Parkes Drive, Centennial Park
Dog off-leash area
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Up to 100 guests


For more information please contact (02) 9339 6699 or

Further Info

  • Number of reserved picnic tables: 2
  • Centennial Parklands Dining nearby (including Café and Kiosk)
  • Shared BBQs nearby
  • Approximate distance to amenities: 100m
  • Your own BBQ^
  • Up to two tables
  • Up to 30 chairs
  • One 3m x 3m pop up shade structure

^ Subject to Centennial Parklands Regulations. See Picnic Booking Terms and Conditions for details

  • An additional two tables and 30 chairs
  • Children’s entertainer (e.g. a face painter or a clown)
  • A caterer serving food (no cooking onsite)
  • A live acoustic ensemble of up to four people
  • One additional 3m x 3m pop up shade structure
  • A commercial photographer