That entrance though! Looks more like Lunatic Park… Okay, I’ll explain why I said “Free-ish” instead of “Free”. It is technically free to visit Luna Park. There are no entrance free charges to actually get into the park but you do have to pay for whatever rides you wanna get on – along with whatever else you wanna eat and do. Fares for the rides aren’t too pricey so it’s definitely worth going on one if you have enough time.
The park is so retro (it actually opened for the first time in 1935) as are some of the attractions in it but is part of its draw. It’s a fantastic throwback venue and such a fun atmosphere to be in.
TRIVIA: The entrance to the park is actually based on what is supposed to be a smiling face but I doubt I’ve ever met anyone (sane) with such a manic smile.
WHERE IS IT? Luna Park is on the opposite side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge from the Opera House (i.e. the Northern shore of the harbour) and at nights, from the Opera house, you can see the lights shining and glittering away in the distance (which is why we decided to go find out what was happening there in the first instance).
HOW TO GET THERE? Take a ferry from the Ferry terminal (on the same side as the Opera house), take a taxi (that’s what we did on the way there though this might be the slightly more expensive option) or you can walk over the Sydney Harbour bridge (which we did on the way back).
PRICE: Just for completeness, I’ll mention this again. Free to enter but pay for rides, food and souvenirs!
WHAT RIDES DO THEY HAVE? Best to check their website for the complete list.
PICTURES! PICTURES!! PICTURES!!!