National Parks / Natural World
Hyde Park Sydney
Where is it at?
Tel: 02 9265 9333
Where are we going today?
Here's a fun fact - did you know that Hyde Park is the OLDEST park in the entire country? Now THAT is something to be impressed about!
Hyde Park is also the most well known, and one of the most popular for people to visit when in Sydney. The park is spread over 16 hectares, right in the heart of Sydney - so if you need that welcome break when out and about, it's the perfect spot!
There is plenty of lush grass for the kids to play in, and plenty of spots for those relaxing picnics. Given that hot Sydney sun, it's great that Hyde Park also has plenty of big, leafy trees for that cool shade.
It's fun for the kids to wander round and check out all of the monuments that can be found around the city too. Don't forget to check out the iconic fountain too, with it's ancient mythology all around it!
If you love history, then head on down to the south of the park, where there is the Anzac Memorial and the popular Pool of Reflection. There are other monuments and statues there too, and it's a great way to introduce kids to the history too!
Make sure you check out all the festivals that the park holds too, like the very big Sydney Festival - kids love these and they are very family friendly!
So have that break during your city trip, and head to the little oasis of Sydney!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
All year round
There is a cafe in the park if you need that coffee or tea, and even some treats for the kids!.
Take a picnic and grab a sunny or shady spot on the grass 0 there are plenty!.
Any Top Tips?
Keep and eye out for special events that the park is famous for, including food fairs and music!.
Need a little extra help?
The park is accessible to everyone!.
There are public toilets available .
What people are saying?
by Andi Cartwright
Its a GREAT London park, it has lots to do and see and you can spend many relaxed hours there. From boating on the Serpentine, to the art gallery or the Albert memorial. A good cross route for getting from one part of the city centre to the other without being bothered by traffic. Good cycle routes too.
by Kritt Normsaskul
Absolutely enormous park with room for everyone. Sometimes used for concerts in the summer months and other sporting events. It has it's own on-site gallery and cafe too. The perfect place for a picnics involving lots of people and plenty of shades provided by handsome trees to seek refuge under from the sweltering heat in the summer months.
by ian roberts
Great park. Plenty of room to chill/play etc. Boats are available to hire for a ridiculous fee. However the rest of the park makes up for this. A great place to spend a few hours.
by Kazi Didar
well done with this place. cant count how many times i have been there already and neither i know how many more times will i be. always i guess.
This park is massive, amazing, versatile and has everything for all kind of people. love the cafe by the lake, the punting option though i havent done that myself yet. well done with the guys who are taking care of this place
by Rens dG
A fine big park this is. Perfect for a stroll or inclusion in your cycle route if you're in this part of town. On Sunday's you might see my moustachioed Polish neighbour roller skating backwards. Easily combined with the nearby Natural History museum if you've got too much time on your hands.