Home of the 2000 Olympic Games, the Sydney Olympic park is built on former wasteland, including an abandoned abattoir, 17 kilometres west of the city centre of Sydney. Visitors can tour the centre on the Olympic Explorer bus service or use the self-guided audio tour, Listen Live, which is available at the Information Centre. Bicycles can also be hired to explore park.
There is plenty of fun to be had at the Sydney Olympic Park with a monster skate park, parklands, golf, tennis, trapeze, archery and swimming. When it's time to relax there are many bars
onsite. You can also take the Games Trail tour where you can see the cauldron, wander amongst the interactive poles at the Games Memories installation, and follow Cathy Freeman's strides to Olympic Gold.
Unconnected to the Olympics, the "Ring Walk" is another great Olympic Park feature. It is an elevated walkway running 18 metres above a disused brick pit that is home to the endangered green and golden bell frog.
For real enthusiasts, a Superpass is available which includes tours of Stadium Australia and the International Aquatic Centre, as well as a trip to the top of Novotel and a swim at the Aquatic Centre. If you purchase the Olympic Explorer bus ticket, you will get discounts on the individual tour prices (but not on the Superpass). If you travel by ferry from Circular Quay
, there is a combined return ferry plus Olympic Explorer ticket offering discounts on the tours. Sydney Olympic Park, NSW, 2127.