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Bicentennial Park Walk

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by Rota (subscribe)
Still out and about
Published September 13th 2016
Walk to a lake and climb a tower
I'm always on the lookout for ways to access the best of Sydney's natural spaces via public transport. The best locations are accessible to all - regardless of your mode of transport - and Bicentennial Park has proven to be one such spot.

After some consultation with Google Maps, I realised that accessing Sydney Olympic park via Olympic Park Train Station as so many of us do is terribly limiting.

Concord West Train Station proved to be a superior choice that required only a ten minute walk before I found myself beneath shady trees and strolling above Powell's Creek.

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Feels immediately so far from everything

Toilets are located just near the entry to the park when coming from Concord West Train Station and there is play equipment for children here.

There is also seating and barbecues, making this location a great option just to bring the kids for a play and some lunch - even without venturing any further into the park.

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Visit - if only for the play equipment

If you do decide to walk on further, there is plenty of changing of scenery and interesting points of note along the way that keep the walk entertaining and provide lots of opportunities for taking photos.

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Lush natural habitat

The paths within Bicentenniel Park are mostly designated purely for pedestrians and the occasional cyclist so it helps to keep the walk through nature happily serene. It also makes the park suitable for young children on bicycles and scooters.

I think that a natural space always feels incomplete without a body of water or two to make it feel authentic. Bicentenniel Park gives you glimpses of a creek and mangrove habitat as well as a quiet wetland area followed by the lovely Belvedere Lake with its central fountain feature.

The Belvedere Lake is a perfect place to sit down for a rest to admire the view. Alternatively, use this space to grab a snack at the cafe or stretch out on the lawn with a picnic.

If you have had enough of a walk you can even hire a bike and explore the rest of Sydney Olympic Park.

This spot is beautiful whenever you decide to visit, but has a particular golden beauty in the hours before sunset.

There is a wonderful opportunity for a view of surrounding scenery in the form of the treillage tower - a metal structure that gives you access to a 17 metre high viewing platform from which you can see some other areas of Bicentennial Park as well as the wider surrounds including the views of the city.

Taking a walk around the entirety of Bicentennial Park is a great approach because there are pathways through and around it that allow you to make a loop back to where you began.

I find that the best approach is to keep heading left after crossing the first bridge, until you reach the lake. After visiting the lake area, to get back to where you began, travel right all the way till you see the tower and then return straight back to the station.

Then again, if you are more ambitious and make an early enough start of it, there is no reason why you shouldn't use this visit to the Sydney Olympic park complex to venture further afield to other attractions like The Brick Pit Ring Walk, roughly a kilometre and a half from the centre of Bicentennial Park.
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Why? An easy walk for all with attractive features along the route
When: Daylight hours
Where: 8 Australia Ave, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Very pretty area, Rota! It must sometimes be quite challenging to find beautiful locations utilising only public transport?
by Elaine (score: 3|8889) 2120 days ago
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