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Sydney Olympic Park Visitors Centre

Sport and fitness Sydney Olympic Park

If you’re time-rich, hop on the most scenic route to Olympic Park: the RiverCat ferry from Circular Quay to Sydney Olympic Park (50 minutes). Bus No.401 meets the boat and takes you to the visitor centre. If you prefer to travel by train, the station you want is Olympic Park, bang in the middle of the complex – but be warned: frustratingly, there are few direct CityRail services (even when an event is being staged); your best bet is to go to Lidcombe and pick up the Sprint train from there. To see the stadia rising out of the flat landscape as you approach is awe-inspiring. The size and scope of the biggest – ANZ Stadium – dwarfs everything else in the vicinity. The park is big but easily walkable if the weather isn’t too hot; even better, you can explore by bike (for hire at the visitor centre). At the Aquatic Centre you can go for a dip, marvel at the indoor water slides and get a faint tingle of what it must be like to perform before thousands of cheering spectators (swim meets continue to be held here). It’s free to visit the Sports Centre and stroll down the gallery’s Hall of Champions, covering athletes from the 1890s to the present. To get into the other key venues, you’ll need to take an organised tour (there are many – ask at the visitor centre). The one-hour ANZ Stadium ‘Explore’ tours are particularly good, including the new interactive tour, in which you follow in the footsteps of heroes of the 2000 games. Check out the website before you go; it’s packed with information. CityRail Olympic Park/RiverCat Sydney Olympic Park then bus 401. Open 9am-5pm daily.


Venue name: Sydney Olympic Park Visitors Centre
Address: Sydney Olympic Park
Cnr Herb Elliott Ave and Showground Rd
Sydney Olympic Park
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