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Brickpit Ring Walk at Sydney Olympic Park

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by Sarah B (subscribe)
Writer and freelance graphic designer. Having fun exploring this beautiful city of ours!
Published July 8th 2014
Too scared to dare?
One warning for this walk. Don't go into it cold. Do your research. Look at the pictures before you decide to go.

If you're afraid of heights don't even bother.

You're literally walking on a constructed ring 18 and a half meters above the earth. It's wheelchair accessible, but you'll have to leave your bike behind or walk it. Here's why.

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If you're scared of heights, don't even bother


This metal construction sways in the breeze. Not a great deal. But it is noticeable.

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A view from inside


Built on a quarry salvaged from the Sydney Olympic Park wrecking ball by the Green and Golden Bell Frog. The wetlands here provide the perfect habitat to conserve these species. And the towering construction provides the perfect vantage point to spy one of these endangered creatures.

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Can you spy a Bell Frog?


There is a historical aspect to this walk too. Panels displaying history of the area. Soundscapes portraying life on the quarry. Sculpture of rustic artifacts creating a pleasing juxtaposition between the old and the new.

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Rustic artifacts


At just over half a kilometre round this is a brisk start to your daily exercise routine. Particularly if you aren't fond of heights and the adrenaline is pumping. Why not follow it up with one of these nearby walks!

Parramatta River Walk

Wentworth Common
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Why? History and Habitat at Height
When: Sunrise to Sunset
Where: Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Free
Your Comment
I saw this brickpit today. It's a really interesting place and not busy at all, probably because not a lot of people are aware of it?
by Priyanka (score: 2|433) 1313 days ago
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