June 17, 2016

5 REASONS TO VISIT SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK

Discover all Sydney Olympic Park has to offer, while you stay in the heart of it, at Novotel SOP

Sydney has a lot to offer beyond the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. While downtown Sydney has shopping and nightlife covered, just 30 minutes from the Sydney CBD we invite you to discover Sydney from a greener perspective. Sydney Olympic Park is all about getting outdoors and making the most of Sydney’s endless-summer climate. If this is your first time in Sydney or you consider yourself a Sydneysider, we’ve put together a list of our top 5 Sydney Olympic Park attractions for you to enjoy during your holiday in Sydney.

Park Life

Sydney Olympic Park puts you in the middle of a verdant wonderland. The choice of parks and pretty green spaces means there is something for everyone. Whether you are planning a classic Ozzie barbie or taking the dogs for a walk, Sydney Olympic Park is for you.

You’ll find BBQ spots in Archery Park, Bicentennial Park, Blaxland Riverside Park and Wentworth Common and you’ll find great kids play areas in Bicentennial Park, Blaxland Riverside Park and Cathy Freeman Park. If the weather is extra hot, head to Blaxland Riverside Park to make a splash.

 

Stay in Shape, with all Sydney Olympic Park sports options

Even if you’re only in Sydney for a short holiday there’s no need to skip a workout.

Better still, change your workout scenery from behind the treadmill to a tree-lined running path and swap the exercise bike to more than 35km of safe cycling paths.

Visit the newest edition to park F45 Training. A team training facility in which members are challenged every day. Experience different training movements, exercises and timing to achieve incredible results and have fun with colleagues.

Sydney Olympic Park also has a plenty of other outdoor activities that offer a fun alternative to keeping-fit.

 

Happy Kids & Happy Parents, with “Kids in the Park” activities

A holiday with the kids can be a challenge, especially in a city. At Sydney Olympic Park not only is there plenty of space for your kids to burn off some energy, there is also an exciting holiday program called “Kids in the Park”.

“Kids in the Park” activities are either totally free or very affordable. And with everything from Segway Rides to Water Polo and from Circus fun to Pirate adventure, your kids are spoilt for choice.

Art in The Park: enjoy the largest collection of public art in Australia

Sydney is known as a hub of art and culture, but Sydney Olympic Park offers something a little special when it comes to the arts.

The Park itself has the largest site-specific collection of public art in Australia, transforming the area into a giant outside gallery.

For an up-close-and-personal art experience, The Armory is home to resident artists who are always happy to let you watch their works-in-progress or even buy a Sydney souvenir you’ll be proud to take home and display.

 

Sporting Mad

Sydney Olympic Park is known as the heart of Australia’s sport scene.

If you want to get involved in the action then you can join in everything from archery to Zumba.

When it comes to sporting thrills that’s are a little less hands-on then take your seat and enjoy the best International and National Australian sporting action from netball and hockey to rugby league and cricket.

Sydney Olympic Park hosts the best sport and events venues in the city: ANZ Stadium, where the State of the Origin matches take place, Spotless Stadium or Sydney Showground where massive trade fairs are organized.