Playgrounds, basketball courts, bike track and picnics by the river are all on offer at Gough Whitlam Park, which also sports several cultural monuments and a cafe.

Getting to Gough Whitlam Park

Where Is It?

Gough Whitlam Park is located on Bayview Avenue, about 5 minute walk from Tempe Station. If you are walking or cycling along Cooks River Cycleway you can take the eastern track from the Illawarra Road bridge.


There is dedicated parking on site, just off Bayview Avenue. Fits around 40 cars. Alternatively, there is a dedicated parking lot at Waterworth park across the road.


Google Maps Link – Gough Whitlam Park | Earlwood

Things To Do

Hidden Cultural Monuments

Explore the pathways to find several monuments with diverse cultural relevance. They are situated along the pathways that run through Gough Whitlam Park.

Children’s Playground

The playground is fenced with slides and swings and a small cafe. A new park is set to open soon. It is adjacent to the existing park and has climbing forts and balance activities. For now, the existing playground is pretty good.

Basketball Court

Set between the playground and the playing field the court is simple but effective and free to use.

Playing Field

A multi-purpose field with a white picket fence, its a nice spot to watch a game with some raised areas to sit. Bring a hat. The field is used for football (soccer) during the winter by the Canterbury District Soccer Football Association. In the summer it hosts cricket in the Canterbury & Western Suburbs Cricket Association.

Cooks River Cycleway

This part of the Cycle way runs along the south bank of the Cooks River eventually joining the north branch at the Illawarra Road Bridge.

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  • Food

    There is a cafe on site.

  • Rubbish Bins

    There are rubbish bins near the clubhouse and basketball courts.

  • Toilets

    There are toilets on site near the basketball courts

  • Can I take my dog?

    Dogs are allowed in the park on leash

  • Can I lock my bike up

    No official bike area but plenty if fences and poles to chain a bike up


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