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Sydney Olympic Park

  • Sydney Royal Easter Show 2014, Sydney Olympic Park
  • Rodeo Competition in the Main Arena at the Royal Easter Show at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 2009

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Events at Sydney Olympic Park

A hub of world-class events, Sydney Olympic Park plays host to an array of talented musicians, specialist conventions and sporting matches throughout the calendar year. Cheer on your favourite team, sing along to chart topping hits or share your thoughts with like-minded individuals.

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About Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park is a major sporting and entertainment venue situated in the city’s west, an easy ferry ride or train trip away from the city centre. Redeveloped for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, the precinct may be synonymous with sports and large scale events, but it also boasts plenty of nature, family-friendly and dining experiences.

Home to a collection of venues, from ANZ Stadium and Sydney Showground, to athletic, tennis, hockey, archery and aquatic centres, there are plenty of major sporting matches and competitions staged within the park throughout the year. See local and international athletes compete for titles across disciplines such as tennis, soccer, rugby league, rugby union and AFL. Sydney Olympic Park also hosts performances by talented musicians and entertainers, with concerts and stage shows taking place across the calendar year.

Since 1998, the Sydney Royal Easter Show descends on the Sydney Olympic Park annually, bringing with it a variety of agricultural displays, exhilarating rides and all manner of treat-filled showbags. A fun family day out, the Sydney Royal Easter Show exhibits the fine produce, livestock and crafts of New South Wales’ diverse regions.

With 40 hectares of wetlands, meadows, rolling hills and open spaces, there is plenty to do and see within Bicentennial Park, the popular recreational area bordering Olympic Park. Explore as you follow the walking and bicycle tracks that weave their way through the park, settle in for a picnic with family or friends, or let the kids run wild during a visit to the park’s adventure playground.

Take the family out for a meal at one of the precinct’s many eateries or enjoy a quick bite to eat before you head to one of the major venues nearby. Ranging from casual cafes to brasserie and bar style dining, there are plenty of food options scattered throughout Olympic Park. Sink your teeth into a juicy steak, grab some takeaway or sample tantalising international flavours at a choice of international favourites such as Hi Thai, Piccolo Roma and Kokoro Sushi Bar. Visit Pau Brasil for a taste of authentic South American fare, catch up with friends over coffee under the historic ceilings of Abattoir Blues or enjoy a tender cut of meat at the aptly named Ribs and Rumps Sydney Olympic Park.

To learn more about the iconic venue, head to Sydney Olympic Park Visitor Centre where you can find out about available tours of the park, including audio, behind-the-scenes and cycling tours.

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  • Nature

    See the habitat of the endangered green bell frog from above as you follow the elevated Brickpit Ring Walk around the historic Brickpit site. Learn about the native birds that call Sydney Olympic Park home during a visit to the Birds Australia Discovery Centre or explore 40 hectares of lush parklands at Bicentennial Park.

  • Events/Sport

    Get active during a bike ride around the park, a swim at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre or a lesson at the Sydney Olympic Park Archery Centre. See world-class sporting matches and competitions played out across the park’s venues, or enjoy a performance from world-class local and international musicians.

  • Family

    Head to Bicentennial Park for a family picnic or barbeque set within scenic grounds or let your little ones take to the sky and learn classic circus skills during a class at Circus Arts Sydney. Make your way to Urban Jungle Adventure Park and take on over 50 different aerial activities. The park is suitable for both children and adults, and offers great park views.

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Royal Easter Show at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park 2009. View of the Showground with ANZ Stadium on the left
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