Explore Sydney Olympic Park

20 years on from the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and Sydney Olympic Park is still home to some of the biggest event crowds in NSW. 

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Find your everything activity at Sydney Olympic Park

Hosting such premiere events as the Sydney Royal Easter Show, State of Origin, NRL Grand Finals and more, Sydney Olympic Park has far moved on from just the venue of the Sydney 2000 Olympics .

There’s plenty of more to discover about Sydney Olympic Park and its surrounding parklands, wetlands habitats, heritage precincts, growing business and residential community and buzzing atmosphere.

Outside adventures

There’s plenty for all the family to enjoy at Sydney Olympic Park. Enjoy a day out in the parklands with a picnic; bring your bike and a helmet and explore the 35kms of bike paths spread throughout; join an Archery or Laser Tag program or take a dip in an Olympic pool at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre (currently closed due to improvement program - last updated June 2021).

During the school holidays, Sydney Olympic Park is host to a number of sports clinics where you can learn from some of Sydney’s best athletes and professional coaches or Meet a Park Ranger and learn all about the wildlife that also call Sydney Olympic Park ‘home’.

Father and daughter riding bikes

Blaxland Riverside Park Playground

Sydney's largest and most exciting park is lucky enough to be located within Sydney Olympic Park and draws visitors from all around who can easily spend the entire day at the Blaxland Riverside Park Playground. Man made mountains hide tunnels and slides and swings here swing so high the kids enter a whole other universe. 

The water play area is a hugely popular spot to cool off, especially for the little ones, and the climbing ropes and tracks in between make this park a must visit. Bike tracks, picnic spots, the beautiful Parramatta River running beside it makes for a great family day out. 

swings at Blaxland riverside park playground

Eat, drink and stay

If you’re coming for an event, out and about on a weekend or even planning a Sydney staycation, Sydney Olympic Park has it all.

There are multiple accommodation options, from budget to five star hotels.

All major venues are easily accessible by public transport.

Your tastebuds can even go on an adventure – taste menus from Flying Sushi, The Brewery Bar + Kitchen, Lotus Story, P’nut Street Noodle, Ribs n Rumps, Bacar Restaurant, Waterview Café and Armory Wharf Café.

Two men eating ribs

Learning and Discovery

Learn all about Sydney Olympic Park with the help of the team of Park Rangers. Sydney Olympic Park’s Visitor Programs team hosts a number of tours throughout the year. You can learn about heritage sites – Newington Armory and Abattoir Heritage Precinct; native flora and fauna and participate in a Park Care program, learning about how to take care of our environment.

Kids on a park tour with rangers

Events at Sydney Olympic Park

Home to some of the biggest events, venues and teams, such as the Sydney Royal Easter Show, State of Origin, NRL Grand Final, Sydney Showground, Ken Rosewall Arena, Qudos Bank Arena, GWS GIANTS, GIANTS Netball, Sydney Kings and more!

The Sydney Olympic Park events calendar is full every year.

Royal Easter Show