Sydney Olympic Park Approx. Time: 2 hours
Activity Level: Easiest

Over five million people visit Sydney Olympic Park every year, and most choose the almighty Telstra Dome as their starting point.

Previously known as Stadium Australia, this venue was home to the opening and closing ceremonies of the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympics Games. It's also the place where Cathy Freedman won gold. Nine million Australians watched Cathy on Channel Seven that night, and you can relive that moment in history by joining a tour that takes you around the stadium.

Just down the road is the Sydney Aquatic Centre where Ian Thorpe won several gold medals for Australia. There's a 45 minute behind-the-scenes tour, where you can watch a video presentation, explore the network of tunnels around the building, find out about the pool's recent history and even take a swim in the famous Olympic Pool.

Nowadays, as well as staging world class swim meets, the venue is home to a variety of pools, a water playground for kids, a rapid river ride, bubbling beach fountains, a spa, sauna and a state of the art gymnasium. There are even child-minding facilities available.

Or, if you fancy yourself a bow and arrow enthusiast then you can take a two-hour lesson at the Olympic Archery Park. This was the site for both the Olympic and Paralympics Games, and it provides the Archery Society of NSW with a permanent venue for competition, training and sports development.