Australia, Travel

Visiting Sydney Olympic Park

August 23, 2016

I loved the Olympics! I found myself watching the most random sports and start talking about them as if I’m an expert (That triple spin in pike was cleeeeearly only a 12.25, how could the judges even justify giving a 15?!). Anyway, when Stu and I were in Sydney we decided to go check out the Olympic Park.

Getting to the stadium is actually quite cool. You can catch a ferry along the Parramatta River or get a train from the CBD. We got the ferry there and the train back to experience the best of both worlds! I’d recommend taking the ferry at least one way so you can take some great pictures of Sydney harbour and let’s face it, you can never have too many pictures of that!

The Sydney Olympics were probably the first Olympics that I remember watching. I watched Denise Lewis win Gold and then became obsessed with that game on the BBC website where you competed in the heptathlon.  All this meant that I was really excited to see an Olympic stadium. I haven’t been to the London Olympic Stadium and now West Ham play there so I doubt it would have the same effect to be honest!

The day Stu and I went, there was a big Easter family fun day going on so it was REALLY busy. However, because most of the families were local, they’d clearly seen all the tourist stuff before so Stu and I could get a good look at the Olympic torch and Olympic Cauldron.

Obviously the stadium would have been more impressive if there was a sporting event taking place as it was definitely missing the atmosphere which that would have provided but I was still pleased that we went. You only need to spend a couple of hours there maximum unless there is an event going on so take that in to consideration when planning your Sydney trip.

Have you been to any Olympic stadiums? What did you think?


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  • Reply Chris August 24, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Visited London’s Olympic Park last week during Rio2016, a really beautiful place, was still full of activity, plus its only 6 min high speed train from st. pancras! The London Stadium (as it is now known) has had a full west ham makeover & changed a lot but still looks impressive as ever. Visiting London’s & watching Rio has inspired me to visit some of the older Olympic parks, Sydneys looks great & Barcelona’s is apparently quite a good one to visit too!

    • Reply frandrews August 26, 2016 at 6:02 am

      I’m glad that the London Stadium still looks impressive. I’m planning on visiting soon and was worried that it would too much about West Ham now!

  • Reply Mollie cryer August 26, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    Grandad and I visited Sydney stadium the year before the olympics wonderful pictures

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