Be sure to look by the Olympic Stadium, venue of the 2000 Summer Olympics.
Thinks the capacity of it, 100,000, was the largest ever for an Olympic Stadium, anyway there is plenty to see round about the site and you can reach it by taking the small jet cat from circular quay, another worthy trip on the water to take.
Yes, we were there. In a word, unforgettable. Saw a German in the steeplechase who was half a lap behind being cheered like a winner every time he went around.
Saw our Aussie hope get beaten in the pole vault to huge chants every time they jumped.
Saw a drugged up American in the long jump.
Saw one of the great Moroccan favourites get done in the 1500 metres.
Saw another drugged up athlete (Greek this time) win the 200 metres.
It was all epic, it was all wonderful, the atmosphere was beyond anything you've ever
experienced. A warm friendliness that permeated the whole city. Oh that life could be like that all the time.
For two weeks in Sydney, it was.
The stadium shown here has had the ends brought in (part of the original plan) and is now used for international events such as rugby, soccer and rugby league.
One of the must see I reckon would be the Olympic stadium grounds (now known as Telstra Stadium).
It seats 110,000 spectators able to see the opening and closing ceremonies, track and field program and the final of the men's soccer tournament.
Guided tours are available but check before heading there. Otherwise jz walk around the grounds and be amazed.
Sydney's Olympic Park is where the 2000 Summer Olympics were held. There are also sporting events and concerts going on here all the time.
Self-guided and guided tours of the entire park are available, or you can tour 5 individual venues - Aquatic Centre, Telstra Stadium, Bicentennial Park, Observation Centre, and the Hall of Champions. Prices range from free admission to AU$26.
You can use some of the facilities for yourself to play tennis, go swimming, archery, and do other things. There are also a few restaurants located here. This is a nice place to spend the day and take in the Olympic atmosphere.
Half an hour drive from town or about 15 minutes via a speed cruise. It's where Sydney Olympic was held. Very new facilities. It is at this place that they just lost to England for Rugby world cup, so the mood there was not quite cheery! They said they were robbed! Yeah....
The Olympic Stadium sure was worth a visit. I was blown away by the size of this place. It is enormous, and very interesting to see all that was not so long ago, a place of much activity, and important significance.
It's held from 11th-24th April every year. Basically lots of animals:cows, horses, sheeps, pigs,etc, the kids'll love it. Hey I'm an adult and I'd a great time. ;)
There're also a themepark (lots of games!), art exhibition, fashion shows, fireworks at night, and don't miss the showbags!
Ticket costs AU$18.50 for adult, cheaper for family package.
Homebush Bay Olympic Park hosted the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It's easy to get to this park: take a train from the city centre to the 'Olympic Park' station.
The best way to see this area is to just walk around. There are several stadiums, but the one you HAVE to visit is Stadium Australia, the Olympic Stadium. This stadium hosted the opening and closing ceremony and the athletics events. At the opening ceremony there was a maximum capacity crowd of 118.000 people.
There's a big reconfiguration of the Olympic Stadium going on at the moment. Since the end of the Olympic Games the capacity has been brought down and the whole stadium will get a roof.
The Aquatic Centre is also worth a visit, and cheap to enter: only AU$2,80.
When I was in Sydney in March the preparations for the games were in full swing. There was a ticket available for a ferry out to Homebush, then a bus tour of the facilities which you could get on and off as you pleased. Seeing Stadium Australia was really cool, and I learned a bit fromt the welcome center and the commentary on the bus. For example, the things they call 'Millenium Markers' are...landscaped piles of trash! No, I thought it was pretty damn interesting. And Sydney is the only Olympic city I've ever been to, so I got a kick out of it. I assume some similar tour will be available for at least a little while after the games are over.
i think the best attractions are the royal easter show,the shops because the have some really great things in all diffrent shops and probably the tourist attractions which are good.
the royal easter show is great because it has all diffreant craft and art and other diffrent shows and things to do it is great.
Check out the olympic torch, now a water feature! Instead of a flame, water spouts from the torch. Its something really to see!
Given a space so big, what else should one do with it other than to build an olympic park to host the olympics in sydney for 2000?
Since this is Jan's favorite travel destination, I though it was fitting to have a photo here.
I can imagine what a hot summers day would look like around this splendid fountain.. ;-)
I am wondering though, if this was the Olympic Flame, at the time of the Olympics?
It was very difficult to get the whole building onto one photo, this is a larger view of the Stadium.