Sydney Olympic Park

A trip to Sydney Olympic Park offers so many fun things to see and do

Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre cc licensed photo by Simon_sees

Sydney Olympic Park is a complete destination, providing everything for a fun day or several fun filled days for the entire family. Created for the 2000 summer Olympics, this huge 1060 acre multifaceted park arose from an industrial wasteland and dumping site in the suburbs 16 kilometres west of downtown Sydney. Today it is a diverse park featuring world class sporting venues, nature parks, restaurants and more.

With more than 5000 events annually, there are many enjoyable activities in the park for the entire family to enjoy. Many are free. You can watch or even participate in a sporting event, enjoy watching a free outdoor movie, or explore walking-trails with lookouts and views. Other amenities and activities in the park include playgrounds, picnic and BBQ areas, skateboarding, cycling, including BMX and Mountain X, swimming, exploring woodlands and wetlands, golf or mini-golf and much more.

Each April, the park hosts the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show; a large, agricultural themed fair taking place since 1823. The two-week show features an amusement park, craft shows, cat and dog shows, flower shows, cooking shows, livestock, produce exhibits and more.

Thirty restaurants, cafes and bars located in the park mean you`re never too far away from some great food or refreshments.

Olympic Park has a great website (see link below) that will give you more details about the many things you can see and do there.

The park has its own railway station, which you get to by changing trains at the nearby Lidcombe Station. Taking a Sydney Ferry from Circular Quay is another option for getting to the park. This offers some great sightseeing along the way, however, you`ll have a fairly long walk or a 15 minute bus ride from the ferry wharf to the central area of the park. Although the train is faster, consider taking the ferry and bus one way and a train the other way in order to see a wider variety of scenery along the way. The first place to go when you arrive at the park is the Visitor Centre, just south of the railway station. There you can get a Park map and a brochure showing what events are happening.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Sydney Olympic Park

Fee: No - Many activities and events are free while others charge admission. See the official website for details.

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Regular Hours:

  • Monday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Friday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Category: Venues & Event Spaces

Address: 8 Australia Ave
Sydney New South Wales 2000
Australia

Phone: +61 2 9714 7888

Reviews

Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 7 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating This was a quick exterior stop and was glad to see the Park in person after viewing on the tele during the 2000 Olympics! They have posts before one of the... Read More

Robert S. Aug-11-2019

5 Star Rating Safe area to live and work! There's plenty of eating places and coffee shops. The Olympic Park train station is very clean and you feel safe even when... Read More

Ronald C. Jun-23-2015

5 Star Rating We had a great time walking around the Olympic Park. It is very well-maintained. The day we went to watch some footie @ Spotless Stadium, we encountered a... Read More

Matt W. Jul-09-2016

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Directions

Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Parramatta River Ferry + BusSydney Olympic Park Wharf0 minutes
T1 or T2Olympic Park Station0 minutes

How to get to Sydney Olympic Park by

By Ferry and Bus: Take the Parramatta River ferry from Circular Quay to Sydney Olympic Park Wharf then transfer to Bus #526 for the 15 minute ride to Dawn Fraser Avenue beside the Olympic Park Railway Station. The Visitor Centre is located just up the stairs across the street ahead of the bus stop. Alternately you can walk into the park from the Ferry Wharf.

By Train: Take a T2 Inner West & South Line train from Circular Quay, Wynyard, Town Hall or Central Station to Lidcombe Station and transfer to the T7 Olympic Park Train departing from platform 4. From Central station you can also take a T1 Western Line train to Lidcombe Station.

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