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All the best places to visit in Sydney’s Olympic Park

Your guide to visiting one of the city’s most vibrant areas, Sydney Olympic Park, boasting beautiful natural scenery and rich history on every corner.


Venturing out to Sydney’s Olympic Park is a worthwhile adventure for adventure seeking families, solo travellers and groups of friends. There really is something for everyone.


Here are our top picks of things to do at Sydney Olympic Park.


Start with a tour


Get your bearings with a self-guided tour where you will learn all about the Olympic legacy, explore public artworks and visit heritage sites. There are several different tours available, depending on your interests. From the Walking Sounds tour, to the Urban Art tour, and even a Marvel in the Mangroves tour. Self-guided tours are an affordable way to explore the area.


Visit the Qudos Bank Arena


Did you know that Qudos Bank Arena is ranked as the Number 4 Arenas in the World behind Madison Square Gardens in New York, The 02 in London and The Forum in Los Angeles? It’s also the largest sporting arena in Australia, so it’s no surprise that it’s the home of the Sydney Kings basketball team. Plus, it’s also a music hub, with Matchbox Twenty, the Jonas Brothers, Iron Maiden and Blink 182 all set to play here in 2024.


Walk the Path of Champions


There’s no better place to honour the achievements of the great Australian athletes that have competed in Olympic and Paralympic Games than at Sydney Olympic Park. The Path of Champions consists of 14 plaques of NSW athletes that can be explored on foot and was installed for the Official Opening of the Athletic Centre in March 1994. The past year alone included WWFIFA, FIFBA and FIPFA, plus Invictus Games, Bledisloe 2024, and British Lions United Cup 2025.


Go to a show at the Sydney Showground    


If you’re visiting Sydney Olympic Park for a large scale exhibition or event, chances are it’s being held at the Sydney Showground. The Showground hosts everything from music festivals, to sporting games and even the annual Sydney Royal Easter Show which sees families from all over Sydney, and even New South Wales, flock to Sydney Olympic Park each year. Recent visitors are loving the Jurassic World Exhibition, an immersive experience that brings these beloved films to life.


Get active


If you’re looking to move your body, there is no better place to exercise than at Sydney Olympic Park. From Indoor soccer, table tennis, badminton, and volleyball in the Sports Hall, to Archery lessons in the Archery Centre, and swim classes in the Aquatic Centre, you’ll be able to squeeze in some exercise during your visit no matter what your favourite type of movement. Plus, visitors will soon be able to catch a wave with the opening of URBNSURF in 2024.


Ready to wander further afield? Head to Westfield Parramatta, DFO Homebush or Rhodes Waterside for some retail therapy. Rosehill Gardens Racecourse is also close by for racing enthusiasts.  


The perfect place to stay after spending the day exploring Sydney Olympic park is at the Ibis. Not only is the Ibis the most affordable accommodation option in Sydney Olympic Park, it’s also central to all the main attractions. A preferred location for business and leisure travellers, Ibis Sydney Olympic Park offers a choice of 150 modern guest rooms, two restaurants, two bars, conference facilities shared with the adjacent Novotel Sydney Olympic Park.