The Moore Park precinct in the city’s inner south takes in the Entertainment Quarter, one of Sydney’s premier leisure playgrounds. It was the home of the Royal Agricultural Society and the Sydney Royal Easter Show until January 1998, when they were relocated to Sydney Olympic Park.
One of Sydney’s newer entertainment centres, the Entertainment Quarter occupies the site of the old showgrounds and is located next to the Sydney Cricket Ground and Sydney Football Stadium at Moore Park.
While film studios and sound sets occupy much of the site, the Show ring is now a vast village green, adjacent to a vibrant pedestrian precinct lined with top-quality fashion and homewares outlets.
The Entertainment Quarter also boasts two cinema complexes and more than a dozen cafes, restaurants and bars. Always lively, the village atmosphere is most noticeable when the weekly markets set up their stalls in the Show ring.
Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre
There are five riding schools at the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre, offering park rides for those who have experience and riding lessons for those who do not.
The Equestrian Centre is located on the corner of Lang and Cook roads in Moore Park. If riding a bike is more your style, try one of the bicycle-hire shops in Clovelly Road, on the south side of the park.