What to do and see in Ryde, Australia: The Best Places and Tips

March 23, 2018 Velvet Mowry

Discover the best top things to do in Ryde, Australia including Lane Cove National Park, Macquarie Centre, Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre, Kissing Point Park, Yamble Reserve.
Restaurants in Ryde

1. Lane Cove National Park

Plassey Road, Macquarie Park, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia +61 2 9888 9133
Excellent
53%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 173 reviews

Lane Cove National Park

Reviewed By Trangie - St Clair, Australia

We reserved the Commandment Rock picnic area for a birthday party. It has a huge undercover area with lots of benches and tables. There is a basic wood barbecue and no electricity so it’s better to bring all your food. The toilets are only about 50 meters away. The area has a car park and a large grassy area for kids to run around. We had a great time even when it started to rain as the covered area is so big.

2. Macquarie Centre

Cnr Herring and Waterloo Road, North Ryde, Ryde, New South Wales 2113, Australia +61 427 319 326
Excellent
28%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 49 reviews

Macquarie Centre

With over 380 stores including the most international brands under one roof, H&M, Zara, UNIQLO and Sephora. Offering a modern fresh food market, premium services including Valet Parking, 16 screen Event Cinemas, its very own ice skating rink and Strike Bowling there are even more reasons to visit the ultimate shopping destination, Macquarie Centre.

Reviewed By jenni4711 - Sydney, Australia

Don't go near Macquarie Centre in the school holidays. Go during the week. There is everything you could possibly want to buy or eat, but parking is a nightmare and so is Seating for any of the many take away food places. Event Cinemas are also there if you fancy going to the movies. If you leave enough time to find parking and don't mind waiting a bit to find Seating, you will really enjoy all that Macquarie has to offer

3. Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

504 Victoria Road, Ryde, New South Wales 2112, Australia +61 2 8878 5111
Excellent
45%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
7%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 28 reviews

Ryde Aquatic Leisure Centre

Reviewed By parcelandpeony

This is a great aquatic centre that features several pools including a shallow toddler pool, and wave pool (waves do not seem to be on during weekdays, however). There are a couple water slides, a lazy river section, and a couple other fun water features. There is a large parking lot but if you find it full on a particularly hot day, there is free street parking to be found within 5 minutes walking distance. There is a cafe inside the aquatic centre which I wouldn't rate as stellar, but it's better than nothing and most things taste good when you're worn out from a good swim. Plenty of hot water showers and change rooms, lockers, etc.

4. Kissing Point Park

Waterview Street, Putney, Ryde, New South Wales 2112, Australia
Excellent
38%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 13 reviews

Kissing Point Park

Reviewed By Planner55 - Australia

Park is best for smaller children. It is a small park and is not fenced. There are barbecues here and it is a lovely place to walk along Parramatta River. The rivercat wharf is also close. Carpark is next to the park. You could get a takeaway coffee at Putney and then come here.

5. Yamble Reserve

Quarry Road, Ryde, New South Wales 2112, Australia
Excellent
25%
Good
75%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 4 reviews

Yamble Reserve

Reviewed By Copthat1 - Sydney, Australia

Went here for a 1 Year Old birthday celebration. There are plenty of areas within the park to set up for your own personal get together. There are covered Cabanas to sit under and open areas to kick a ball around etc. There is a large enclosed soft fall play area for the kids as well with a whole variety of activities within.
You cannot reserve any of the covered seated areas so it is first in gets the spot. With ours, we had someone arrive at 6am to ensure we had the spot for a 10.30am start. Not all areas are like this and you can turn up at anytime, but if you want to guarantee an area, then get there early.

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