• Romance in Centennial Parklands Health and Lifestyle

    5 of Sydney’s most romantic spots for couples


Centennial Park – the second most romantic location in Sydney? Yes, according to this survey. But where are the most romantic spots in the Park for couples? Here’s some insider tips!

The beauty and romance of Centennial Parklands is not necessarily a location, but often a location PLUS time of day. Just take a look at this photo we recently featured on the blog that captures this perfectly:

Centennial Park at dusk - Photo by Amy Scarrott

Centennial Park at dusk – Photo by Amy Scarrott


So, here’s our insider tips of where the most romantic spots in Centennial Parklands to impress someone special (and here’s a link to our maps if you’re unsure of any of the locations mentioned).


Late afternoon at Lily Pond, Centennial Park

Picnic blanket, beneath the Paperbarks, looking out upon the beautiful Lily Pond with its picturesque white bridge. There’s a reason why this is one of the most popular wedding photography locations in the entire Parklands. Best in autumn and spring with the softer afternoon sun giving the lilies on the water and surrounding trees a healthy glow!

Lily Pond, Centennial Park

Lily Pond, Centennial Park


Sunrise beside One More Shot Pond, Centennial Park

Sunrise beside One More Shot Pond is just breathtaking. If there is a little fog at dawn, there is the most amazing exposure of light in the area as it filters through the Plane trees, the Swamp Cypress, and the Willows. Best time to experience this is in mid-winter so rug up before you come!

One More Shot Pond, Centennial Park

One More Shot Pond, Centennial Park


Mt Steel, Moore Park

Mount Steel’s view is a hidden gem – a truly remarkable 360-degree view of the city skyline! Sit and watch the sunset over the city. There are a couple of park benches available to use, or simply bring a picnic blanket and toast Sydney as the sun goes down.

Mt Steel, Moore Park (photo by Mark Condon)

Mt Steel, Moore Park (photo by Mark Condon)


Dusk at Duck Pond, Centennial Park

So may vantage points, so many scenes, so beautiful. Duck Pond offers so much, and the nature of the pond and its surrounds changes throughout the day. Dusk is certainly a spectacular time of day. Take a seat at the eastern end of the pond and just watch as the sun goes down.

Duck Pond, Centennial Park (photo by Bettina Cutler)

Duck Pond, Centennial Park (photo by Bettina Cutler)


Pine Grove, Centennial Park

Pine Grove is a beautiful part of Centennial Parklands, however it’s true beauty comes from within. That is, by entering the Grove and getting within and between the trees. This is a space to spread out a picnic blanket and just enjoy the space. Not only is it great to be surrounded by a grove of beautiful pine trees, but it gives you the feeling that you’re a million miles from anywhere.

Pine Grove, Centennial Park

Pine Grove, Centennial Park


Romance is not just found in our landscapes

For those looking at combining a walk in the park with something a little more formal, try:

  • Moonlight Cinema: located at Belvedere Amphitheatre in Centennial Park from December to March every year. Movies under the stars. A quintessential Sydney date night event.
  • Centennial Parklands Dining: a great cafe set within the Parklands surrounds. Not only does it have a great seven day-a-week menu, but also keep an eye out for a range of special events throughout the year.
  • Queens Park Shed: our newest cafe is also one of our most stylish and intimate. Located off Darley Road in Queens Park, the Queens Park Shed trades late Thursday to Saturday.


Looking for Sydney’s best outdoor wedding venue?

Centennial Park is certainly one of the best outdoor venues in Sydney for weddings. Find out how we can make your special day magical.


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