Sydney Olympic Park
From great sporting events and international concerts to the Sydney Royal Easter Show and beautiful parklands for family picnics, Sydney Olympic Park is fun and exciting all year. Check out the fabulous events calendar for upcoming major sporting contests, festivals, shows and exhibitions.
Getting to the world-class venues and Bicentennial Park is easy by train or ferry from the city centre. The train trip from Central Station to Olympic Park Station is about 30 minutes. A ferry ride from Circular Quay under the Sydney Harbour Bridge to Sydney Olympic Park Wharf takes about an hour.
The area was redeveloped for the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games. You can take a tour of ANZ Stadium, where Cathy Freeman won Olympic gold medal and rock stars The Rolling Stones and AC/DC have performed. You can even swim laps in the pool where Ian Thorpe won three Olympic Gold medals.
The Dive into History exhibition at the Aquatic Centre celebrates the great stories and triumphs of Australia’s swimming legends. There are plenty more things to do and see, including archery, cycling, soaring on zip-lines in the , Segway tours and birdwatching.
You can hire a bike and pedal around the iconic venues and ride on 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 perfect for cooling off on warm days.
The annual Sydney Royal Easter Show will delight the whole family. This 14-day festival brings all things rural to the city, showcasing the finest fresh produce, livestock and wines. There are treat-filled showbags, amusement rides and show ring events, and the kids will love the farm animals.
Before heading to an event in a nearby venue, give yourself enough time to savour the mouth-watering food options at restaurants and cafes at Sydney Olympic Park. You can choose from various enticing cuisines, from Modern Australian to Mediterranean, South American, Thai and Japanese.