TOURS OF SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
There’s something to so do and see every day at Sydney Olympic Park – main venue for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It has also been and will be in the future the venue for many of Sydney’s major events.
Take a Stadium Australia Tour, see public art on a Superdome tour, visit the Hall of Champions at the State Sports Centre, play tennis at the Tennis Centre, cycle around Bicentennial Park, hop on an Olympic Explorer Bus, visit the Observation Centre, have lunch at a restaurant or café, visit the Royal Easter Show (6-19 April 2001), visit one of the many exhibitions and events at Sydney Showground. For local information and advice about tours of Sydney Olympic Park. 9714 7888. www.oca.nsw.gov.au.
Olympic Explorer Bus. 131 500. www.sta.nsw.gov.au

OLYMPIC VENUES TRAIL
Following the “Olympic Venues Trail” will help you get to the various Olympic venues around Greater Western Sydney and show you the many attractions you can enjoy in “Sydney’s Great Outdoors”.
Start at Olympic Park at Homebush Bay, follow the marked route on Pages 20 and 21. Venues are marked on the map with a special “flame” logo. Call into a Visitors Centre along the way for a free brochure and local knowledge on what you can see and do and where you can stay.

AROUND SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
Homebush Bay, including Olympic Park, Sydney Showground, Bicentennial Park, Millennium Park and the new suburb of “Newington” are all within the local government area of Auburn Council. As the eyes of the world are focused on this multicultural society, you, too can experience its rich diversity and colourful food and culture. Auburn Council. 9735 1222.
Call into Lidcombe Catholic Workmen’s Club. Family restaurant and coffee lounge. 24 John Street Lidcombe. 9649 5600. www.lidcombecatholic.com.au
Visit Sydney’s Paddy’s Markets. Open every Friday and Sunday, just off Parramatta Road at Flemington. Over 1,000 stalls. Infoline 1300 361 589. www.paddysmarkets.com.au

THE SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW IS A MUSTER THIS EASTER
Easter in Sydney simply isn’t complete without a visit to The Sydney Royal Easter Show.
Culminating in 178 years of tradition, the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW hosts the largest event in the Southern Hemisphere and the sixth largest event of its kind in the world, The Sydney Royal Easter Show. With over 700 exhibitors, 16,000 animals and 30,000 competitors vying for a Blue Ribbon, it is a truly unique showcase of the best that Australia has to offer.
There’s hundreds of reasons to visit the Show and there definitely is something for every age group. Along with award winning livestock are exhibits highlighting the diversity of Australian culture and acts from our immensely talented local entertainers. See the hundreds of displays on offer from Art and Craft, Australian Country Style and World Bazaar to Sport and Health and Defence. Enjoy International rodeo, woodchop, precision driving and street parades. Mums and Dads can stroll Heritage Lane, a tribute to Australian colonial heritage, enjoy the tantalising taste of fine food and wine in the Woolworths Fresh Food Dome, and relax with evening cabaret in the bandstand. Kids can take on adrenalin-pumping rides in the Carnival area and select from over 200 Showbags on offer. There’s evening entertainment for the whole family from restaurants and bars to main arena entertainment that finish off with Syd Howard’s acclaimed fireworks .
Over a marathon 14 days the Sydney Showground at Olympic Park, Homebush Bay plays host to over a million visitors. If you’re in Sydney at Easter, make sure you enjoy, not only a wonderful day out with the family, but a truly unique Australian experience.
Trains to Olympic Park station go right to the Showground’s door-step, making it easy to get there. There are regular and direct buses from Strathfield and Parramatta Stations.
Show dates: 6-19 April 2001.
Show Info Line 9704 1000 www.eastershow.com.au
Show Transport Infoline 131 500 www.sta.nsw.gov.au
Sydney Showground Events 9704 1244 www.sydneyshowground.com.au
Hop on a train. Hop on a bus. Get to the show without any fuss

BICENTENNIAL PARK HOMEBUSH BAY
Enjoy unique natural beauty in the heartland of Sydney…adjacent to Olympic Park. This popular park provides entertainment for individuals and groups.
Discover 100 hectares of natural heritage and parklands through guided walks or aboard the “Wetlands Explorer” train.
Families can enjoy action-packed, fun holiday activities and birthday parties with a difference. Schools and special interest groups can learn about the wetlands and the fascinating history of this once derelict wasteland.
Facilities include: free barbecues, playgrounds, interactive water features, viewing towers, shade shelters, shop and kiosk as well as extensive cycling and walking trails. You’ll get a wonderful sense of freedom as you relax in wide, green, open spaces.
Free entry
How to find us:- Car: Via Australia Ave, Homebush Bay
Train: Concord West Station – 5 minute walk
Olympic Park Station – 15 minute stroll
Bus: Olympic Explorer Tour or bus to the Olympic site from Strathfield Station
For more information:
Phone (02) 9763 1844, Fax: (02) 9764 4886
Email: info@bicentpkhbay.nsw.gov.au
Web: www@bicentpkhbay.nsw.gov.au

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OLYMPIC VENUES TRAIL
AROUND SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK
THE SYDNEY ROYAL EASTER SHOW
BICENTENNIAL PARK HOMEBUSH BAY

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