Nearly all of the Centennial Park suburb is taken up by the park of the same name, which is Sydney's answer to the great New York Central Park. Located in the Eastern Suburbs region, you'll find large, traditional homes directly facing the park and apartment buildings just behind them.
The park is the star of this neighborhood. Its 189 hectares (467 acres) encompasses athletic fields, hiking trails, historic buildings, and a number of ponds. For horse lovers, the Sydney Equestrian Center is just steps away.
There is a café in the park, but for retail, dining, and nightlife you're just a few minutes walk to Paddington and Wollahra, and a quick bus ride to the shopping hub of Bondi Junction.
CBD: 5.5 km / 15-25 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Chatswood: 15.5 km / 25-35 minutes by car / 55-60 minutes by transit
Parramatta: 28 km / 45-65 minutes by car / 55-60 minutes by transit