Parks in Sydney

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Parks in Sydney

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What travellers are saying

  • tonyy419
    Canada38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large, well kept park in the city centre with lots of fountains, wide walkways, shady areas. Great place for a relaxing walk. St. Mary's Cathedral next to the park is also worth visiting.
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • Tamsin H
    Sydney, Australia473 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful park with plenty to do...have a picnic or a walk, ride a bike or lie in the sun or under a shady tree! Great playgrounds and plenty of places to explore.
    Written 13 December 2023
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  • Sutton Elliotts
    Sutton, UK40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The whole area is really nice. Super restaurants and lovely, peaceful grassy open spaces with great views of the Harbour Bridge.
    Written 23 March 2024
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  • Mairwen1
    United Kingdom9,641 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On its own, Nielsen Park would be a pleasant, although unremarkable spot. What makes it a really special spot is that it sits alongside Shark Beach, a very popular family harbour beach. Together the beach and park make this a perfect area for families and large groups to gather.
    The park is a great space if you want to escape the sun, kick a ball or have a picnic.
    Like most Australian beaches, theres no natural shade on the sand, so being able to retreat to the shade under the sprawling fig trees means that you can plan an extended stay at the beach.
    The park is part of the Sydney Harbour National Park and consists of a large expanse of open, grassy area, covering 20 hectares. There is an avenue of giant, fig trees and large, mature gums are scattered throughout, providing lots of shade.
    There are good facilities nearby, including clean toilets, changing rooms, outdoor showers and an historic kiosk on the beachfront that sells coffee, ice-creams and fish and chips.
    For those who want to explore, the Hermitage Foreshore Walking Trail (1.8km one way) starts here.
    There are also 3 short & easy, looped walking paths. Maps of the walks are shown on a large National Parks board near the Greycliffe Avenue entrance:
    Glass & Bottle Point Walk (500m loop, 20 min)
    Historic Greycliffe House Walk (500m loop, 30 min)
    Mount Trefle Walk (500m loop, 20 min)
    GETTING THERE: You’ll find free, un-timed parking along Vaucluse and Greycliffe Av. You can pretty reliably get a park mid-week and on overcast days but on a sunny weekend, it can get impossibly busy. Entry to the National Park is free.
    Written 10 January 2022
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  • MikeFo
    Brighton, UK1,098 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Came for the Saturday parkrun. Thought it a lovely park, nicely landscaped with plenty of pathways a pond shady areas for whatever works for you
    Written 21 October 2023
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  • PBPG
    Yorkshire, UK6,014 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Standing eight metres high, Brett Whiteley's giant pair of matches is a Sydney landmark, near Woolloomooloo. Titled Almost once, the sculpture is Whiteley's most significant outdoor work. They look very realistic. They are commonly called The Big Matchsticks. Well worth the effort to go and see
    Written 30 November 2022
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  • Marty ..
    Ballina, Australia501 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    There’s so much to see & do around Tumbalong Park , with the open park areas & restaurants / cafes

    Also check out the beautiful Chinese Garden of Friendship .. & for the kids , there’s the large Tumbalong Park Children’s Playground
    Written 4 April 2023
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  • I Tell It Like It Is
    Sydney, Australia46 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    So close to the Sydney CBD yet so relaxing & removed from the norm. Whether you’re there for fitness, to walk your dog(s) or just to relax, the fantastic & vast historic ruins, the many twists and turns of the paths and roads and the well kept grassy areas make this place unique.
    Written 16 July 2020
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia3,452 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A family friendly park which contains a children’s playground, a cafe, walking paths, sports fields and areas for dog owners to let their dogs roam. Lots of people about in the early hours getting their exercise in a friendly environment.
    Written 5 January 2024
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  • AndyJohn74
    Sans Souci, Australia3,452 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This small nature reserve is located at the end of some suburban housing just to the north of where the ferry terminal is. There is a small carpark or the visitor can walk. There is a walking path around the point and a number of places to sit or even throw a line in the bay.
    Written 11 January 2024
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  • cammerayguy
    Sydney, Australia407 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This park slopes down to the harbour with views across the water to Cockatoo Island. There are plenty of seats, a band rotunda, childrens playground and toilets. Another attraction is the Dawn Frazer Baths. Parking is easy round the park with plenty of unrestricted space.
    Written 27 June 2022
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  • Michael N
    Lawson, Australia1,217 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Known as Long Nose Point in the 1940s, this quarry in Birchgrove was the source of Ballast for sailing ships which needed ballast for the trip back to England after unloading supplies for the colony.
    It became an oil storage depot until 2002 but has now been converted into a lovely quiet park extending along the harbour shore. Lots of historical items to see.
    Written 16 July 2023
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  • Jamjmm
    Uckfield, UK78 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Always enjoy visiting Nurragingy Reserve. Really love the Chinese Garden - makes a fantastic backdrop for wedding photos.
    Always disappointed that the cafe is shut when we have been there, even on days when it is advertised as being open.
    This year, the drought meant that the water in the lake was very low, which was a shame, especially for the birds.
    Written 7 March 2020
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  • mrdom
    6,497 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is pretty much the high point of the eastern suburbs and has some of the most sweeping views of the city and harbour. Unfortunately it’s just a big patch of grass. Some trees would really help.
    Written 5 June 2019
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  • JnVSydney
    Greater Sydney, Australia18,557 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    During our Harbourside walks we stumble on this tranquil, quit, peaceful green space, that is part of the Pyrmont neighbourhood, it is simply beautiful, a pristine green space.
    Written 7 July 2023
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