Snapshot: Sydney’s Luna Park

Now that the holidays are behind us, Sydneysiders are turning their full attention to summer.  And considering all of the events coming up in January, I have to say that Sydney does summer right. But for this post I thought I’d take you to a summer-like destination that is actually open year round, is right on the harbour, and is fun for just about everybody.

Just a short 10 minute ferry ride from Circular Quay is Sydney’s Luna Park, a restored 1930 amusement park on the northern shore of Sydney Harbour. It’s pretty hard to miss if you’re in the area, the big clown is easy to spot and the whole park is lit up at night.

The entrance to Luna Park

The entrance at night. A little blurry, but you get the idea…

I’d only seen Luna Park briefly at night (see above), and was pretty transfixed by that maniacally smiling clown. Turns out, the clown has been around, in one form or another, for a long time. To be honest, that smile seemed like the stuff nightmares are made of, but I was still itching to get back there during the day because, well, I love amusement parks. So, without further adieu, here are some shots of Sydney’s Luna Park:

The Rotor

The Ferris Wheel

The Tango Train

Boys & Girls

One of the carnival games

Another game

I can’t remember the name of this game, but these guys sure are creepy!

The Moon Ranger

The Whirler! I love this guy!

The Tumble Bug


A view of the Castle, the Ferris Wheel, and the Harbour Bridge in the distance

More Luna Park over at Flickr!


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