Luna Park Sydney: family fun activities blended with a little nostalgia. And it’s not just for families. It’s an all ages destination if you like fun parks.
You can see the landmark face from all around the harbour.
Take a ferry, a train, or walk across the harbour bridge. Luna Park Sydney is free to enter. Tickets can be bought inside.
The park is not too huge and the harbour setting is terrific.
The rides can be gentle (the carousel) or downright scary (the Wild Mouse) and there are sideshows to test your hand-eye co-ordination.
Coney Island is fun, inexpensive and non-scary for those who don’t enjoy the wilder rides.
Even teens will find plenty to giggle about doing the turkey trot or hamming it up in the hall of mirrors.
If you’re part of a Luna Park group but you don’t really care for sideshows and rides, don’t worry.
In the same spot you can enjoy the waterfront, swim in the North Sydney Olympic Pool under the harbour bridge, or stroll a few metres to one of Sydney’s hidden harbourside gardens.
Luna Park Sydney: hours and prices
A sampler pass is $16 and lets you sample two different rides. Day passes are better value. They’re cheaper when you buy them online (see link below).
Accompanying adult passes are also available at the park.
Children’s prices depend on height (as measured by the park attendants): Over 130 cm, under 130 cm or under 105 cm.
Children under 130 cm must be accompanied by an adult on some rides.
The Coney Island Pass is $10 per person per day, irrespective of age or size.
Luna Park Sydney Tips
As always, come early to avoid queues.
Luna Park Sydney usually opens at 1000 on weekends and school holidays, 1100 at other times. (Closing times vary with the seasons and holiday periods).
The top of the ferris wheel is an excellent angle for photos framing the Sydney Opera House with the harbour bridge.
The best deals are online
- 2 for 1 tickets after 1800 (6 pm) on Fridays and Saturdays (off-peak)
- Mini money Mondays (off-peak)
- Value deals – unlimited rides, meal deal and sideshow games
There’s also a very good value annual pass, worth it if you’re going to be visiting more than a couple of times during a year.
Go here to buy Luna Park tickets online.
There’s a special New Years Eve music and fireworks harbour party if you’re in Sydney then.
Luna Park Sydney’s Old-Fashioned Fun
Head for Coney Island for old fashioned fun.
- the mirror maze
- the carousel
- the joy wheel (try to stay on!)
- the tango train
- the turkey trot
- the rope maze and, of course
- the slide
The Tango Train
More than just a train ride – the music will have your feet tapping as you’re tangoed around the track
The steam driven carousel dates from 1900 and still boasts painted wooden horses.
Luna Park Sydney – fun activities for kids old and young!