THINGS TO DO IN SYDNEY - DARLING HARBOUR & PYRMONT
A guide to attractions and local businesses
The Chinese Garden of Friendship
Allow a lot of time when visiting Centennial Parklands because it is huge, 360 hectacres! The area includes Moore Park (including the Entertainment Precinct) and Queens Park. Apart from the Entertainment Precinct, the Parklands are listed on the State Heritage Register of NSW. So there is a lot of history.
Allow a lot of time visiting the parklands as you will find plenty to do from horse riding, bike riding, having lunch, picnics and much more. Another delight of these parklands is the wildlife! Centennial Parklands provide lots of entertainment for visitors so check out the website below.
Paddington Reservoir Gardens
The award-winning Paddington Reservoir Gardens on Oxford Street is a beautiful place to visit and explore. In the 19th century the reservoir supplied water to district however ceased in 1899. Prior to the glorious state it is now, the reservoir had a few different ‘occupations’ including a stint as a petrol station. Now being heritage listed the gardens are safe from destruction. The gardens were transformed in 2009 and visitors could almost think they were in some ancient ruin in Rome. The restoration of the gardens features much of the original framework and consists of modern elements as well. Visitors can wander through the immaculate gardens and wide boardwalks and take a rest on many of the seating around the garden. The rooftop features a beautiful sunken garden. The gardens are accessible and entry is free. Bus routes 378, 382 and 380 stop nearby.