El Caballo Blanco – Abandoned Theme Park in Sydney

El Caballo Blanco
In late April 2014, we visited El Caballo Blanco, an abandoned theme park near Catherine Field. The theme park’s main attraction in its heyday was the dancing Spanish horses. As you enter you’ll notice horses scattered everywhere.

There were some holes in the fence (to the left of the above picture of the entrance) where you can climb through and just follow the paved road littered with horse poo.

El Caballo Blanco

This was the ticketing area.

El Caballo Blanco

Graffiti all over the buildings.

El Caballo Blanco

This used to be a pool, now it is a pond filled with water lilies.

El Caballo Blanco

El Caballo Blanco

El Caballo Blanco

El Caballo Blanco

El Caballo Blanco

Unfortunately we didn’t get to explore the park completely as we were approaching someone’s residence and didn’t want to be caught trespassing. As we were heading back to the car, a horse was giving us the stare down at the exit. I lowered my heart rate and the horse went back to eating grass. I approached the horse and it came towards me and I even patted it!

To get to El Caballo Blanco, see map below. The coordinates are: -34.004619, 150.776459 and it is is located next to the entrance of Gledswood Homestead & Winery.

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6 thoughts on “El Caballo Blanco – Abandoned Theme Park in Sydney

  1. We love your photography, especially the ones that capture a “forgotten Australia” theme parks and the like. Would love to explore Old Sydney Town :-)

    Keep up the good work

  2. Thanks Matt & Amelia!
    I love photographing different urban landscapes, especially the “forgotten” kind 😀

  3. Wow… I went to this place as a little kid when we stayed at my Grandparents over the school holidays one year.
    I remember eating lunch at a table overlooking the stage area with the Spanish horses doing their routines.
    Amazing photos… cheers for sharing.

  4. Wow, thank you for sharing. I too remember this from years ago when I took my young children to see the spanish dancing horses.

  5. So sad to see this…I have some wonderful memories of going here as a young girl, there was also one out west of Sydney that had the Spanish Andalusian horses…I think it was called Notra Dame

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