576 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This big park is made up of beautiful lawns scattered with ponds and trees. Keep your eyes peeled for horses during the day and thousands of flying foxes—giant bats—around sunset. There’s a flat 3.7-kilometre loop that goes around Grand Drive, but there are loads of cross routes, so you can make the run as long or challenging as you please. You can run the inside perimeter of the park for a neat 10 km loop, and if you really want to challenge yourself, the fastest time for a 3.6 km lap of the white fence—you’ll know it when you see it—is apparently 10:05. You can also easily run here from the CBD, adding 15 to 20 minutes each way.
Tips from locals
Fancy picnic, run, walk or head to homestead cafe for a mimosa and brunch. There’s also bike hire available and be sure to keep an eye out for the horses
Gorgeous lush vast parklands which is a favourite with cyclists, joggers and families with children. Beautiful spots for a photo shoot and picnic.
Fantastic for kids. There is a playground surrounded by a children's cycle track for trikes, bikes and scooters. There is a cafe and lake with ducks and swans.