Playground Review: Tunks Park

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Tunks Park in Cammeray is one of those hidden gems that has it all. It’s set right next to the water with coffee nearby, an off-leash dog area, bush walk and, of course, a playground for the kids. Here’s everything you need to know for a fun-filled day. 


If you head to Tunks Park on a sunny day, there’s so much for you to do and see in the area, you’ll have trouble heading home! I took my two kids, Vivi (4) and Elliot (2) for a drive to check it out. Here’s what we found!

Getting to Tunks Park

Tunks Park is located at Brothers Avenue Cammeray with a spacious carpark right across the road and street parking all the way down Brothers Avenue.

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Grab a coffee as soon as you park!

The best part? You can hop out of your car and grab a coffee straight away at Cafe Carino. Give me a coffee and I’m ready for anything. The hardest choice you’ll have to make is where to head first!

Here’s what you will find in the area:

  • Children’s playground
  • Climbing equipment
  • Outdoor fitness equipment
  • Bushwalks
  • Off-leash dog park
  • Playing fields
  • Both Accessible and non- accessible toilets
  • Picnic Facilities
  • Boat Ramp

Mortlock Reserve

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Play time!

The first place we ventured was across the road from the car park and to the water. We met my friend there who had her gorgeous newborn (who we were meeting for the first time) along with her playful pup ready for a run!

Gorgeous view onto the water

Boat ramp off to the side

This area right on the water was perfect. The kids had a blast throwing Marlow his ball and chasing after it, while I enjoyed a long overdue catch up! There’s plenty of seating in the area, along with a BBQ for you to make a day of it.

Plenty of seats and even a BBQ in the area

When we were done, we headed across to Falcon Memorial Playing Fields.

Falcon Memorial Playing Fields 

Huge oval for dogs to run free!

This fabulous oval is also an off-leash dog park when there aren’t any sporting events on, and it is massive.  It’s literally the size of two sports fields rolled into one, there were rock formations on either side and so much greenery, but unfortunately not a lot of shade depending on where you are in the park.

Bathroom block just behind this building. Keep following this path to take the Flat Rock Gully Walk.

There are also toilets off to the side, which were a lifesaver during our visit. We headed over there with the kids, while Marlow continued to run around and play with other dogs around!

Right in the corner close to the road, there’s also a big exercise area (for the humans, not the dogs), where you can work out.

On the left side of The Falcon Memorial Playing Fields they have an accessible path that flows all the way along and leads you straight into Flat Rock Gully. This a 4km self- guided tour that also walks you through Bicentennial Reserve and Hallstrom Park and is absolutely stunning (so I have been told). I wasn’t adventurous enough to take my two on a long trek, so instead, we headed to the playground.

Tunks Park Playground

Now that Marlow had been tired out in the off-leash area, it was time to venture into the park so the kids could have a play! Sitting just on top of the oval, these park has something for all ages.

Big kids area

Vivi heading down the slide

This park has so much to climb on, which was just perfect for Vivi. There’s a bridge for kids to walk across, which then leads up to a tunnel slippery dip.

Just beyond it is a little overhang where kids can go and peer off into the bushes behind the park.

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Taking on the rock climbing wall

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Vivi even made it onto the top

On the side, there’s a fabulous climbing frame. There’s a ladder, rock climbing wall, ropes… you can even climb right up and over it, which I discovered when Vivi shouted to me from the top!

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Waiting for someone to join her on the seesaw

There’s a cute little seesaw in the middle which you stand on. Perfect for parents like me who like to avoid those seated ones altogether!

Elliot having a bounce

There’s also another fun spot for bouncing. Kids just hold on tight and can bounce away.

Small kids area

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Smaller kids area

This area was just perfect for Elliot (though he preferred to chase Vivi at the other end of the equipment).

Matching game for kids

Noughts and crosses and a clock

It has it’s own little climbing area with a slide attached. There’s also a big game of noughts and crosses, a clock, and more!

Vivi’s favourite place: the swings!

Next to this area, you’ll find the swings. There’s four altogether, so plenty to go around.

There’s also plenty of seating around the park with lots of shade from the trees.

Essential Details: Tunks Park

  • Where: Tunks Park, Brothers Avenue, Cammeray
  • Toilets: Yes (near the oval)
  • Enclosed: Playground is fenced off from the road, but kids can still run down a grassed area and onto the road.
  • Seats: Plenty of seats both in and out of the playground area
  • Nearby Refreshments:
    • Wild Sage Shop 17 & 18 Stocklands 450 Miller Street Cammeray
    • Papaya Cammeray Shop 3/506 Miller Street Cammeray
    • Maggio’s Café 457 Miller Street Cammeray

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