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Published September 11th 2017
Pedal the Park, find the checkpoints and answer the clues
For a free family-friendly fun way to explore Sydney Olympic Park try one of the free self-guided activities available online. There are a handful to chose from and include Clue Trails, Crack The Code, Sydney 2000 Games and Amazing Chase. Our chosen adventure was the Amazing Chase and with two routes to chose from, Bicentennial Park or Newington Armory and surrounds, it's as simple as downloading the instructions, clues and map and heading off. There are even some downloadable pictorial versions for young readers so they don't miss out.
We chose to take on the challenge around Bicentennial Park and did the Chase by bike which starts and finishes at the Bike Hire @ Bicentennial Park. And if you don't have your own bike they can be hired here for a fee. Clue sheets and maps can also be picked up at the bike hire and at completion answers are available for checking. Record your start time, read the first clue and then look for the first checkpoint. There are twenty five checkpoints in total and the Chase takes you to many spots in the precinct including Lake Belvedere, through to Badu mangroves and up to the water bird refuge.
From reading words on sculptures and counting pine trees to naming types of animals, the clues get all chasers thinking and using their observation skills. Once back at the bike hire, the last stop, don't forget to record your finish time. It's estimated to take between 1 to 1.5hrs to complete, and that's for those with a keen eye, so it may take longer. For those with a more competitive side, go with friends, team up and turn the challenge into a real competition.