Sydney Olympic Park
This sporting and entertainment precinct has it all, from world-class sporting events to concerts by your favourite international stars as well as one of the best family-friendly shows in the city. Make the most of the amenities at Sydney Olympic Park and enjoy the beautiful parklands and everything the area has to offer.
Things to do at Sydney Olympic Park
Sporting fans will be in thrall to the epic stadiums which hosted the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games and are now open to the public. ANZ Stadium hosts major sporting matches and concerts by the likes of U2 and The Rolling Stones but was first memorialised as the venue where Cathy Freeman won Olympic gold medal – take a behind-the-scenes tour.
Aspiring freestyle gold medallists can even can even swim laps in the pool where Ian Thorpe won three Olympic Gold medals, maybe some of that magic will rub off on you. Check out the Dive into History exhibition at the Aquatic Centre, which celebrates the great stories and triumphs of Australia’s swimming legends.
The annual Sydney Royal Easter Show will delight the whole family. The kids will love the farm animals at this 14-day festival which brings all things rural to the city, showcasing the finest fresh produce, livestock and wines. There are treat-filled showbags, amusement rides, show ring events and nightly fireworks display.
You can hire a bike to explore the cycle ways in Bicentennial Park, one of Australia’s largest urban parklands. There are free barbecue facilities in the park as well as lakeside picnic areas, and splashing fountains and water spouts. Other activities include Segway tours and archery or check out the events calendar for more.
Eating and drinking at Sydney Olympic Park
This well-designed entertainment precinct isn't short on food options. Before heading to an event in a nearby venue, stop by for a drink and burger Abbatoir Blues, named because it's set in a 1900s abbatoir. Other great options include Thai Palate, Bacar Restaurant for modern Australian cuisine, Piccolo Roma for pizza or the Burger and Salad Haus.
Getting to and staying at Sydney Olympic Park
Getting to the world-class venues and Bicentennial Park is easy by train or ferry, the train from Central Station to Olympic Park Station is about 30 minutes and a ferry ride from Circular Quay takes about an hour. Accommodation options include well-known hotel chains such as Pullman, Novotel and Quest.