Luna Park (Sydney) – Bringing Smiles for over a Century

Sydney Luna Park is one of Australia’s best-known amusement park and Sydney’s major landmark listed on State Heritage Register of New South Wales. It is sure to stir up nostalgic memories and make much more. Nestled on the Sydney Harbour, Luna Park is a great theme park for all ages and is a must-see venue for kids.

Started in New York in 1903 at Coney Island, Luna Park has developed into over 85 amusement parks (not all of them are operational now). Australia had 5 in its principal cities and only Melbourne (the oldest), Sydney are functional to-date.

Since 1935, Luna Park is operational in Sydney, every Sydneysider, without a doubt would have at least been once to Luna Park as a child or a teenager in their lifetime.

Nothing says Luna Park more than the face of Old King Cole. Sydney Luna park is based on the colossal grinning façade of the Steeplechase Park in America and Melbourne. Luna Park’s 9-metre-long smiling face, together with the towers, have stood over the symbolic entrance for throughout the long history of the amusement park.

The atmosphere is electrifying, and the views of the harbour are just out of this world. Cannot help but love the way Luna Park has stood the test of time. There are usually entertainers around to keep patrons smiling. You also get a good few options for those feeling extra hungry after all those rides.

From the time you arrive, you just don’t stop smiling like Old King Cole! And at times you won’t even be missing the long queues.  With all that fun you will also see other free entertainments like Luna Park characters roaming the grounds dancing and singing.

Luna Park has over 22 rides, with a good mix of rides including the classic Wild Mouse roller coaster. Don’t let its small size fool you, for its size; it is packed with an incredible punch. There’s enough for most thrill-seekers to have a blast and there’s also the genuinely family rides.

The harbour-side location of Luna Park is in itself just fantastic and creates a superb backdrop for many of the rides. This backdrop turns what would be an otherwise ordinary Ferris wheel ride into a truly memorable experience.

Luna Park isn’t a gigantic theme park that takes days to explore, and it isn’t packed with the latest high-tech rides. For what it is, however, it is one of the most unique places in Sydney. After all Luna Park offers some good old fashioned fun.

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  • 7. Entertainers around to keep patrons smiling
  • 8. Luna park is sure to stir up nostalgic memories and make much more
  • 10. Started in New York in 1903 at Coney Island, Luna Park has over 85 parks in cities like Sydney, Melbourne etc
  • 11. Get into the Sideshow games alley to have extra fun that includes basketball, buster balloons, crazy crooners, shooting gallery etc
  • 12. Luna Park offers some good old fashioned fun
  • 13. The classic Wild Mouse roller coaster, is packed with an incredible punch
  • 14. The harbour-side location of Luna Park is in itself just fantastic and creates a superb backdrop for many of the rides
  • Nestled on the Sydney Harbour, Luna Park is a great theme park for all ages
  • Every Sydneysider, without a doubt would have at least been once to Luna Park as a child or a teenager in their lifetime
  • Colossal grinning facade of Old King Cole!
  • The atmosphere is electrifying!
  • You will frequently Luna Park characters roaming the grounds dancing and singing
  • The views over the harbour are just out of this world
  • Entertainers around to keep patrons smiling
  • Luna park is sure to stir up nostalgic memories and make much more
  • Open longer during the summer months and school holidays
  • Started in New York in 1903 at Coney Island, Luna Park has over 85 parks in cities like Sydney, Melbourne etc
  • Get into the Sideshow games alley to have extra fun that includes basketball, buster balloons, crazy crooners, shooting gallery etc
  • Luna Park offers some good old fashioned fun
  • The classic Wild Mouse roller coaster, is packed with an incredible punch
  • The harbour-side location of Luna Park is in itself just fantastic and creates a superb backdrop for many of the rides

Category

Amusement Park

Transport from Sydney CBD

Situated at the north end of the famous harbour bridge, making very accessible by foot, train, ferry, bus, coach or other means of transport.

North Shore bus routes pass the nearby North Sydney Station and/or terminate at Milsons Point which is just a five-minute stroll to Luna Park. Milsons Point train station on the north side of the Harbour is closest to Luna Park.

Planning to drive? You can instantly rent a car suited to your personal needs filtered by price, availability, time and pickup/dropoff locations, by major car service providers.

Car Park

Luna Park car park offers nearly 400 secure car spaces, available to visitors via Paul’s street, during the Park’s opening hours.

Address

1 Olympic Dr, Milsons Point, North Sydney, NSW 2061

 

Phone no  

(02) 9922 6644

 

Website

www.lunaparksydney.com

Opening Times

Luna Park Opening times constantly change and are open longer during the summer months and school holidays. Luna Park is closed time to time for maintenance & renovations.

 

Age Group

As it is a theme park, it’s a great experience for kids and teenagers, but is also perfect for the adults to participate in the fun.

 

Activities

The main activities in Luna Park are their great rides, but in addition to this are events, fun excursions, birthday parties, milestone celebrations and others that can occur every so often. Get into the Sideshow games alley to have extra fun that includes basketball, buster balloons, crazy crooners, shooting gallery and so on. You can book a carriage to experience First class Ferris wheel dining experience, limited for summer months only.

Visit Duration & Best time to visit

Unless you want to go for the same ride half a dozen times, half a day is sufficient. All year round is ideal for this attraction. Very seldom, rides get cancelled due to extreme weather conditions.

Food & Drinks

Whenever you’re feeling a bit peckish, you can check out the lighthouse, Coney Island and Fish & Sips café. They serve a quick on the go food like hamburger, chips and baked goods.

You can continue to refresh further at the ice creamery and fairy floss booth before you get on to the next set of fun rides.

For culinary experience, indulge at ‘The Deck’ which is a stylish Modern Australian restaurant with Banquette lounges, a lively bar. The experience can be enhanced when you enjoy the outdoor seating with sweeping harbour views.

Services & Retail

Picnic area, lockers, toilets, ATM, shop, cafes, restaurants, function rooms are available.  The concert hall, The big top offers a variety of indoor & outdoor venue hires for special functions. It is a multipurpose entertainment and concert venue for major events that can hold close to 3000 people.

 

Nearby Sites

Sites nearby to the attraction include, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Olympic pool and Kirribilli markets. On the other side of the bridge is Sydney opera house, government house, Cadman’s Cottage, the Museum of contemporary art and much more.

Things to note and safety tips:

  • All Luna park tickets have height requirements.
  • Queues can be very long during weekends and school holidays.
  • Due to the fact it is an outdoor-based attraction, pack sunscreen and hat in summer; a jumper in winter.
  • NRMA(National Roads and Motorists’ Association) members can enjoy Luna park discounts up to 20% on the Luna park pass.
  • Luna park ride prices are discounted on a Friday or Saturday after 6 pm where you can redeem online Lunacy Unlimited rides passes for a 2-for-1 deal.
  • Luna Park passes comprise Annual pass, Unlimited rides pass, Lunacy and Mini money Mondays. Luna Park Sydney tickets are discounted up to 27% on Mondays during NSW public school term.

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