The area developed as the home of the "best Olympic Games ever" in the late 1990s could have become a bit of an unused eyesore in the decade and then some since the Closing Ceremony. Lucky for us, it did not. Nowadays, not only is this playground of different sized stadiums and arenas host to the city's biggest sporting events – it's at ANZ Stadium that you will see the State of Origin and other landmark games across the footy codes, for instance – it's a hub of big-ticket cultural activities too. Head to Allphones Arena for superstar arena shows from the likes of P!NK and Mariah, or to the Showground for the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show. If geekery is more your speed, check in here for Supanova, Sydney's answer to Comic-Con. Just a quick trip down the line from Central, Sydney Olympic Park is a happening sorta place. And who'da thunk it?
The best restaurants in Sydney Olympic Park
Kokoro Sushi Bar
Kokoro serves up Japanese cuisine from the sushi train or menu.
Secret family recipes and lunchtime baguettes are on the menu at this Sydney Olympic Park establishment.
Modern Italian cuisine
More things to do in Sydney Olympic Park
Brickpit Ring Walk
The Brickpit Ring walk is an elevated platform walkway that allows visitors to experience the Brickpit from 18 metres above thus preserving its delicate...
ANZ Stadium is the main attraction of Sydney Olympic Park, with a seating capacity of 83,500. It hosts some of the biggest games of rugby union, rugby...
Qudos Bank Arena
This Homebush entertainment arena is the largest indoor entertainment and sporting venue in Australia. While it's known as the 'Sydney Superdome', it's...
What's on in Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney's electronic golden boy heads heads out on his biggest tour yet
Movies by the Boulevard
Family-friendly hits of 2016 screen for free (free!) at the Olympic Park in January