Looking for Sydney Parks to catch up with friends
If you are looking for a place to catch up with friends with a picnic, then Sydney parks are the place to go.
Sydney has plenty of park options and you are bound to find more than one around where you live. You may want to get out of your local area though and try something new. Think about what you will need. BBQ areas, swings, bike riding facilities, animal friendly and more. Here is a list of some Sydney parks to try.
Centennial Park is probably the biggest and one of the best if you are looking for an adventurous day. If you head over to this park on a weekend, you will see a hive of activity. People will be exercising on the outdoor fitness stations, hiring roller blades and even horse riding. There are places to cycle if you have a bike, as long as you stick to the 30km and hour speed limit. There are plenty of trees to lay under with a picnic though if you would like some quiet time. You can sit quietly and read a book or study if you have work to do. There are water features with ponds and plenty of flowers to look at. There is also a restaurant and a cafe if you don’t want to bring your own food. Check out the Centennial Park website for activities coming up.
The Royal Botanic Gardens.
Sydney’s Royal Botanic Gardens goes way back to 1810 when Governer Lachlan Macquarie and his wife decided this was a great location for an ‘English parkland setting with a grand house’. It has a interesting history surviving fires, cattle grazing, being over run with flying foxes, an aviary and a zoo. Now it is a beautifully calm location with lush grass and an abundance of flowers and local wildlife. You can wander through the different kinds of gardens and get to know a variety of native and imported plant life. After your walk, you can try the Botanic Gardens Restaurant for a meal. Through the Royal Botanic Gardens you can access the Art Gallery of NSW, The Domain or the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour.
Barangaroo Reserve stretches around six hectares of Sydney’s Harbour Shoreline and its worth the effort of visiting. This new addition to Sydney was named after a Cammeraygal woman, who was a powerful leader in the Indigenous Community of Sydney. She was the first Aboriginal woman who made a profit by selling the white settlers fish. If you are interested in learning more about her and the Aboriginal culture of Sydney, then check out the Barangaroo website for more information. It is a significant piece of Sydney and is a wonderful place to visit. You can also find quiet places to sit and be with friends. It also is connected by a restaurant and retail precinct.
SELC offers courses in English, Business, Fitness and Early Childhood Education and Care studies, in the heart of the Sydney CBD and Bondi Junction. We encourage students to live the full Australian experience, while they are here studying with us. This includes getting out and trying what Sydney has to offer and making lots of friends along the way. If you would like information on any of our courses, don’t hesitate to contact us or have a look at the SELC website.