Luna Park is neither huge nor ostentatious, but it’s a goodie, with plenty of thrill rides and dedicated school holiday attractions. The old favourites are still around: Coney Island, the Rotor, Wild Mouse, the big Ferris wheel. Furthermore, 2010 saw the return of the classic Mirror Maze.
Luna Park’s iconic harbour-front location makes it a beautiful setting for a family picnic. It’s easily reached by ferry, bus or train from the city. Also at Milsons Point, visit Kirribilli Markets, take a dip in the historic open-air North Sydney Olympic Pool or take a stroll along the harbouside boardwalk past Luna Park to beautiful Lavender Bay.
When: Open times vary throughout the year. Check the online calendar for up-to-date details.
Who: All ages.
Cost: Ticket prices vary according to height. A single ride costs $10, but much better value are the unlimited rides pass. A ‘yellow’ person (over 130cm) costs $45; a ‘green’ person (106-129cm) costs $35; and a ‘red’ person (85-105cm) costs $25. Annual passes are also available, with web specials making these a particularly good deal.