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The Beauty of Sydney Olympic Park

Treillage Tower which is freely opened to everyone who wish to view the surrounding skyline of Sydney Olympic Park and neighbouring suburbs.

The Sydney Olympic Park is one of the many Australian landmarks worth visiting. Besides being the home of the Sydney 2000 Olympics, Sydney Olympic Park has become a hub for other sports spectaculars as well as a favourite abode for music and festivals all year round.

ANZ Stadium is now used for international and national sporting events like the National Rugby League. It has also been used as a concert venue of prime international artists like U2, The Rolling Stones and AC/DC.

Allphones Arena

Sydney Olympic Park boasts numerous sports arenas, of which the most illustrious is the ANZ Stadium with a seating capacity of more than 110,000. At present, the stadium is a regular sporting ground of the National Rugby League as well as other Aussie favourites like cricket and soccer.

Besides numerous sporting venues, the highly urbanised area is also known for its abundant parks suited for all. Notable amongst these parks is the Bicentennial Park where one can see the Treillage Tower. This tower is accessible to everyone wishing to have a bird’s eye view of the surrounding wetlands and lush greeneries.

Children playing on fountains along the Bicentennial Park.

Another park inside Sydney Olympic Park

Cathy Freeman Park

Another relatively known park is the Cathy Freeman Park where the Olympic Cauldron is located. This area is also a great resting place for everyone, and has been a venue for various events and shows such as the annual Olympic Park Festival Finish of the NSW Spring Cycle and the Royal Easter Show.

The Olympic Cauldron used during the Sydney 2000 Olympics, which is now converted into a fountain inside the Cathy Freeman Park.

Various five-star hotels are also located at the Sydney Olympic Park like Novotel, Pullman and Hotel Ibis.

Top things to do at Sydney Olympic Park:

  1. Have a walk or cycle in the shared pathway around the park.
  2. Have a picnic or barbecue in some designated areas.
  3. Bird-watching in the natural habitat of some of the birds that either visit or reside in nearby bush-lands.
  4. Play and bond with your kids by experiencing the different sports in various venues inside the park.
  5. Witness the different outdoor art collections that dot the whole area.

    Cyrus the Great, King of Persia monument at the Bicentennial Park is one of numerous outdoor art collections seen at Sydney Olympic Park.

  6. Visit the historical grounds of the Newington Armory.
  7. Join events or shows that occur in the grounds of Sydney Olympic Park. (Do check their official website for such events and shows.)

Free events at the Sydney Olympic Park for everyone.

Whatever you choose to do at Sydney Olympic Park, be it active or plain gallivanting, you would definitely have a good time. Bring along your families and friends, and start exploring and discovering Sydney Olympic Park.

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Discussion

9 thoughts on “The Beauty of Sydney Olympic Park

  1. Still beautiful despite its 12 years of existence since the Sydney Olympics.

    Posted by Carol | October 12, 2012, 9:23 PM
  2. I’ve never really been interested in visiting that area but after looking at your photos and reading your post I’ll have to rethink that. Thanks for inspiring me to visit next time I’m in Sydney.

    Posted by threeweeksinnz | October 12, 2012, 9:31 PM
  3. It’s awesome photographs.

    Posted by Alv A. Dahl | October 12, 2012, 9:39 PM
  4. Miss Sydney so much! Lived here for 8 months back in ’08. Saw a Sydney Swans playoff game at Olympic park!

    Posted by Steve | October 17, 2012, 5:09 AM

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