Culture, sport and recreation
Parks and gardens
New South Wales has more than 780 national parks and reserves, search for one in your local area.
Some of our most popular recreation areas close to Sydney are in the State forests.
The NSW Government multi-agency initiative aims to provide a single access point to the nature-based recreational areas and activities that are available to everyone in NSW.
The Botanical gardens are a place of natural beauty, where people come for peace, relaxation, education and to be inspired by plants and gardens.
Parramatta Park is a great place to ride bicycles, rollerblade, walk, run and play sports such as cricket and football.
Centennial Park is a people’s park – a beautiful recreation area in the middle of Sydney’s densely populated eastern suburbs.
Whether you want to shop, dine out, catch a movie or a world-class live comedy act or just hang out with friends over a drink, the Entertainment Quarter is the place to be.