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Camping 101 - 2024

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A nature filled night of camping and outdoor activities is easy and fun at Centennial Parklands. This authentic camping experience just 10 minutes away from the CBD, is a special way to bond with family. Centennial Parklands shows you all the delights of camping; you will enjoy a twilight tour, campfire stories, sleeping under the stars and much more!

Throughout the year, our program will have different themes.

September - Stargazing

Not only do you get to sleep under the stars - the Sydney City Skywatchers will set up their telsecopes for us and share their knowledge about the beautiful night sky ...

October - A Spook-tacular Time 

Join us around the camp fire for some story of drop bears, bunyips and other creature that might be found in Australia! Don't forget to bring you dress up and you might be in for a treat! 

November - Bush Food Bash 

Our Aboriginal educators will join us in November and you will see which of the many plants in Centennial Park make a beautiful addition to our BBQ!

Our package includes:

  • Tent assembly 101: remember the poles
  • Fully catered BBQ dinner and continental breakfast
  • Unique bat watching experience at sunset with our Education rangers
  • Guided spotlight tour of nocturnal wild life in the park
  • Running, jumping and playing in our amazing Outdoor classroom
  • Authentic catered campfire experience (and yes! We will have s’mores and stories)
  • Mindfulness activity for adults and kid’s nature play activities in the morning

Bring the kids along for a fun night under the stars. Added bonus: you’ll be the first in the park in the morning!

BYO tent and sleeping arrangements.

Minimum numbers have to be met for this program.


  1. Can I bring my baby along? - Tickets are required from 2 years old. Younger kids can come but don’t need a ticket.
  2. Are there any shower facilities? - The program is held near a toilet block. There is access to cold water but no shower facilities.
  3. Are there any restrictions on the tent size? - Tent must not be bigger than 20m2.
  4. Do we need to bring furniture or utensils? - We provide outdoor chairs and tables for meal times but you might like to bring a camp chair for sitting outside your tent.
  5. Are dinner and breakfast provided? Yes, the ticket includes a BBQ-dinner and a continental breakfast.

Do not attend our programs, if

  • You show any COVID-19, cold or flu symptoms or feel unwell

Please follow the NSW Health Order advice. We will refund your ticket if you or your child are unable to attend due to sickness. 

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