Sliced in two by the Cahill Expressway, The Domain is the venue for large-scale events such as Opera in the Park during the Festival of Sydney in January
and Carols by Candlelight in December each year. Originally the domain of the state governor, the parkland was set aside in 1788 but was only fully open
to the public in the 1860s.
Although most of its parkland is located south of the Cahill Expressway, the park stretches northwards along two forks. The main part of the parkland
takes in the peninsula on the eastern flank of the Royal Botanic Gardens, just next to Mrs Macquarie's Point. Other features of the peninsula include the
Andrew (Boy) Charlton Pool and the Fleet Steps that lead down to the Farm Cove shoreline.
The other part of the parkland consists of a narrow strip of land between Macquarie Street and the Botanic Gardens. The main part of The Domain includes
the sports fields and large open spaces used for special public occasions. On its rim there's a kiosk and the Pavilion on the Park Restaurant, as well as the
Art Gallery of New South Wales.
02 9231 8111
Bet Hospital Road, Art Gallery Road, And Mrs Macquarie's Road
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
Picnic Area, Shaded Area
Experiences you can enjoy at Domain: