Luna Park Sydney – where Sydney comes to party

The child in all of us loves a theme park. So hop off your Sydney Bus Tour and enjoy the thrills and spills of Luna Park. This is a classic theme park, with lots of attractions and rides. The entertainment’s non-stop, and if you’d like to see Sydney from a different angle, make sure to take the Tango Train or get on the Ferris Wheel.

This iconic park dates back to 1935. Right from its opening day it was a huge hit with the public. Even in the Second World War people would flock here – the lights were ‘browned-out’ to foil any air raids. Although the park fell into disrepair in the 1970s, some careful investment and TLC have restored it to its former glory once again.

What a face

The first thing that greets you at Luna Park is a 9-metre (29 feet) wide smiling face – you'll pass through its mouth to enter the park. There's always been a face like this here, and this is its 8th incarnation. The current face is based on a classic design from the 1950s.

Head for the Midway

The main thoroughfare through the park is the Midway. From here you’ll be able to get to anything you want to visit, including the Crystal Palace, Big Top and most of Luna Park's rides. There’s bound to be a party going on while you’re here. If you're hungry, don't miss some classy cuisine at The Duck.

Other interesting facts about Luna Park:

  • Luna Park originally used to open only for special events, rather than all year round
  • It's one of only 2 amusement parks in the world that are protected by government legislation
  • The Big Top can seat 2,000 people and regularly holds concerts and shows
  • The Wild Mouse roller coaster is the only permanent roller coaster in New South Wales.