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Central Gardens Nature Reserve

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Great family picnic area

Though not so well known, it's a great garden for people of all ages. Big well maintained gardens... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2018
Pankhuri K
via mobile
On my backdoor

While the Gardens have their ups and downs. (A Downer being some louts attacking THE WILDLIFE... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Karen G
Sydney, Australia
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“all ages”(2 reviews)
“picnic area”(2 reviews)
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Cumberland Highway | Corner Merrylands Road, Merrylands, Holroyd, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9840 9840
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Though not so well known, it's a great garden for people of all ages. Big well maintained gardens, nice ponds, kids play grounds, bbq, toilets and free parking, all in one place. The waterfall had dried up when we visited but there were many ducks...More

1  Thank Pankhuri K
Reviewed 23 December 2017

While the Gardens have their ups and downs. (A Downer being some louts attacking THE WILDLIFE SOME YEARS AGO.)The good news it is still free , still plenty of Australian wildlife for the kids. And the Kiosk is still available for hire.

1  Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Unless you're a local, most people don't know about Central Gardens. My son and I went for a walk around here on Saturday morning and it was fairly quiet at 9am. The emus and kangaroos were out sunning themselves, and some wallabies had babies in...More

1  Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My 3 year old son loves animals. So when he asks to go to the zoo and I can't afford to take him I take him here. It's enough for him (at the moment). He also enjoys the ducks on the water. There is also...More

2  Thank JoYfooL1
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We take our kids here on weekends to get out of the house & relax - nice quiet spots - water ways & native animals to see for free. Kids love the poke-stops throughout the park too ! BBQ areas & shelters, toilets & tennis...More

3  Thank mariekabattiato
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Not a bad place for a picnic.... plenty of room for the kids to kick a ball and run around. The grounds also had lots to explore, so it was nice to wander around and feed the birds. I can imagine it would get crowded...More

2  Thank Jodie S
Reviewed 18 June 2016

We met up with some friends at the Central Gardens in Merrylands, they live nearby in the Cumberland area by the golf course and since it was a nice day they brought a picnic and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves at the park. Lots of families...More

2  Thank JGDynamo
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Nice park, very shady with lots of options - lake, different picnic areas, lots of paths for riding and playgrounds. There is a little wildlife reserve where you can see emu's and wallaby's. My little sister loved that!

2  Thank Harrison F
Reviewed 5 May 2016 via mobile

Central gardens has it all! Lots of open space for the kids to kick a ball, bbqs, picnic tables, large pond with plenty of native ducks, walking/bike track around the park, kids playgrounds and best of all a beautiful little wildlife park tucked away down...More

2  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 15 March 2016

The grandkids love to walk around or ride their bikes. The like to look at the animals an birds here and play on the equipment.

1  Thank Red297
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Melissa C
13 September 2017|
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Response from JoYfooL1 | Reviewed this property |
You can walk very little if you want to just have a picnic. The animals aren't too far from car park on Merrylands road. And yes wheelchair accessible