Sydney Olympic Park Cycleways
The Sydney Olympic Park is most well-known as where the Sydney 2000 Olympics were held. Given the massive infrastructure and building that went on in this area it is good to know that many good running routes have eventuated.
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Runs on the Sydney Olympic Park Cycleways
- Sydney Olympic Park has over 35kms of cycleways - pretty much all of the routes are flat and well-paved - download the map here:
- Olympic circuit, 8km - Relive memories of the 'Best Games Ever'. Take a journey past state-of-the-art Olympic icons. See spectacular architecture of Olympic venues, view The Cauldron in The Overflow and check out the Games Memories installation, a tribute to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The circuit also includes great vantage points from Kronos Hill and the Bay Marker with a ride past our smart water recycling facility WRAMS.
- Parklands circuit, 6km - must see for nature lovers, this circuit begins in the tranquil atmosphere of Bicentennial Park, with fabulous bbq and picnic facilities, it's the perfect spot to take a break. Ride from Lake Belvedere past the Badu Mangroves boardwalk showcasing this amazing ecosystem. Check out the Bird Hide and Waterbird Refuge - a highlight for bird lovers, and see the historic shipwrecks which now rest in the Bay.
- River Heritage Circuit, 15km - Meander along the scenic Parramatta River, ride past the naval heritage precinct Newington Armory and through the wetlands - home to frog and bird habitats. Pass by the green community of Newington - the former athletes village of the Sydney 2000 Games. To finish on a high, climb one of the wonderful vantage points of Woo-la-ra and the Haslam's Creek and Blaxland Common markers. Both with panaromic views of the entire park and city skyline - it's well worth the effort.
- Some of the circuits use the Louise Sauvage Pathway (opened in 2003) which is a great area to run, well away from roads, quiet, some tarmac, some "off road". well worth a visit.