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    Iconic new accommodation experience opens in Centennial Park

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Imagine being able to stay in a heritage cottage in one of the world’s great parks. Well now it is possible, and minutes from the Sydney CBD. The Residences Centennial Park are now open and are set to become an iconic accommodation experience for locals and tourists alike.

Officially launched this week, Centennial Park’s two heritage cottages have been transformed into boutique self-contained short-stay accommodation after undergoing a full heritage restoration and refurbishment process.

As one of the world’s great parks we now have an iconic offering that will enhance and support the long-term sustainability of these vital public spaces for the whole community. With horse riding, bike hire, native flora and fauna, formal gardens and a vibrant range of community events on the doorstep, The Residences Centennial Park are set to become a truly unique short-stay experience.

Private, exclusive and unforgettable

The Superintendents Residence (sleeps up to 10 people)

Experience living history in this fine example of 19th century Victorian-style residence, the Superintendents Residence located at the northern edge of Centennial Park adjacent to the Paddington Gates at the intersection of Oxford Street, Parkes Drive and Carrington Drive.

Originally built in 1890-91 from sandstone quarried directly from the site, The Superintendents Residence was the home of the Park Superintendent and his family. The building offers a superb view down Parkes Drive and across Centennial Park to the suburbs beyond.

The Superintendents Residence sleeps up to eight people in four King or twin bedded rooms, ideal for weddings, family, social or corporate groups. It also offers a beautifully landscaped private backyard with a courtyard for entertaining and parking. The house also offers a stunning dining room, study and fully equipped kitchen.

The Rangers Residence (sleeps up to 6 people)

Located on the hilltop on the western side of Centennial Park, near the Robertson Road Gates, The Rangers Residence is a fully self-contained luxury home with its own garden and wrap-around verandah offering sweeping views of the Park.

The Rangers Residence sleeps up to six people in King, Queen or single bedded rooms, and is ideal for friends and family groups.

What you can expect when you stay at The Residences Centennial Park…

Each Residence offers guests the following five-star full hotel service such as:

  • beautifully appointed self-contained accommodation with modern amenities
  • bedrooms furnished with antique furniture
  • Breakfast hamper
  • free Wi-Fi
  • complimentary Appelles natural beauty products

Breakfast includes bespoke and locally produced foods including our very own Centennial Park Honey, freshly made delicacies from internationally acclaimed Vincent chef’s Todd Garrett and James Hird at The Hughenden, berry jams and artisanal breads.

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The Residences operators James Ruben and Susanne Gervay OAM.

Upon request, guests can also enjoy additional activities and services, such as:

  • Degustation dinners prepared by the Vincent Chefs
  • Picnic lunches to enjoy in many different picnic locations around Centennial Park
  • Personalised park tours of Centennial Park
  • Bike hire to explore Centennial Park
  • Horse riding
  • Wedding party, beauty, hair and makeup
  • Full-service, in-house meal options for small groups and intimate events
  • Spa and beauty packages
  • Corporate event management in the Residences
  • Literary and musical soirées.

Guests of The Residences have a opportunity to  enjoy Centennial Park in a unique and unforgettable way.

Meet the operators

The operator of these new facilities is the family behind The Hughenden Boutique Hotel, a well-established and renowned hotel in Woollahra – and it is only located across the road!

How to book

For more information, prices and bookings visit The Residences website or phone (02) 8039 1566.

Here is a sneak peak of The Superintendents Residence….


The front yard of the Superintendents Residence located adjacent to Centennial Park’s historic Paddington Gates.


Entry to the Superintendents Residence with a generous seating and entertaining area.

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The Superintendents Residence formal dining room furnished with antique chandeliers.


The Superintendents Residence main bathroom with original sandstone wall respectfully restored as a feature wall.

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The Superintendents Residence main bedroom with beautiful antique furnishings.

We think you will agree when we say what a transformation!

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