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INSIDE: Roam the Gnome’s Guide to Tunks Park Playground in Sydney for kids.

  • Cute playground with a digging patch for kids? TICK
  • Fenced from the road? TICK
  • Surrounded by nature, but SMACK BANG in the centre of North Sydney?

Unexpectedly, this playground ticks this box too.

This Sydney playground doubles up with new non-rusty equipment for both big kids and small.

Read all the details below, including how to get there. 

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Tunks Park Playground Guide

The playground has a variety of playground equipment for all ages. 

Find lots of climbing equipment and more!

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Popular play equipment

Kids love: 

  •  the spider web climbing net
  • the timber fort with its’ tunnel slide, wobbly walking bridge, and lookout zone with views into local bushland
  • the stand-up seesaw (a new find!)
  • running around the maze of pathways and platforms to chase one another

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Tunks Park Toddler Playground

Toddlers and preschoolers will also love:

  • the double trouble digging patch with not one but TWO sit-on excavators in the ‘gravel pit’
  •  the bank of swings!

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Toddler fort 

There’s a second miniature cubby zone with moveable pieces including:

  • a giant sized abacus
  • stepped platforms
  • a life-size noughts and crosses game
  • a clock with interactive hands, and
  • a small slide

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Tunks Park Cammeray

This playground is semi-fenced with an ‘entry gate’

It’s not a child-safe pool fence with a latch, but there is a fence that would buy you a minute or two if they ran towards the road.

Mortlock Reserve, a lovely picnic area next to the water, is further down the hill with a huge area of free parking available.

Fun Fact: The park was named after William Tunks, the first Mayor of St Leonards, in office from 1867 until 1883. 

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Tunks Park Boat Ramp

The boat ramp is down the hill on Brothers Ave also.

The ramp is in good condition, with easy ramp access to the water for a quick trip to the harbour or Manly.  

North Sydney council has ensured there is  plenty of car and trailer parking nearby, as this is the main boat facility in the area, but no toilet facilities except at the cricket ground. 

Access is decent, except when there’s soccer on at the Tunks Park sports field. 

BYO hose to wash down the boat using the onsite tap. 

Tunks Park Fishing

There’s fish cleaning and fish filleting tables next to the boat harbour ramp. 

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Tunks Park Bush Walk

Flat Rock Gully walking track is the broad name for the two main bushwalks in the area. 

Tunks Park walking tracks include 

  • Wilksch’s Walk travels along the northern face of the Gully
  • Dawson Street Track travels along the southern side, past sandstone retaining walls 

Walk over the century-old suspension bridge and spot the overhead sewerage viaduct as you wander the area too. 

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THE INSIDE SCOOP: Tunks Park Northbridge

Correct at time of publication on Roam the Gnome. Please check with venue for updates. We apologise in advance if there have been any changes we are unaware of. All prices in AUD dollars, unless otherwise stated

Address: Brothers Avenue, Cammeray NSW 2062

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How to get to Tunks Park North Sydney

By Bus: Buses 202, 207, 267 will bring you from the CBD to Tunks Park via Miller Street, before the Boulevard. It’s an 8 minute walk from there to the park. (550 metres) 

By Car: Click here for google map directions

Tunks Park parking

There is on-street parking along Brothers Avenue right next to the playground

Tunks Park Cammeray Map


Toilets: Toilets are located near the sports fields.

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Other Sydney Parks in this North Sydney Area

Brightmore Reserve Bike Track

The Brightmore Reserve Kids Cycle Track is five minutes drive away

Primrose Park Sydney

Primrose Park sports grounds are opposite Brightmore Reserve.

Primrose Park has:

  • four tennis courts for hire
  • two football fields
  • a hockey field
  • four cricket fields and nets
  • change rooms

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