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
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Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre
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Zenbu Judo Club
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What's on in Sydney Olympic Park
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