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The site of the 2000 Olympic games is still a tourist attraction as well as a major sporting venue. Start at the Homebush Bay Information Centre, which has displays, walking maps, and tour tips. It's open daily from 9am to 5pm.

Nearby is ANZ Stadium (formally the Telstra Stadium; tel. 02/8765 2926; www.anzstadium.com.au), the site of the opening and closing ceremonies, the track and field events, and some Olympic soccer games. It was called Stadium Australia back then. Today it schedules Australian Rules games and rugby league, rugby union, and soccer matches. A 60-minute tour of the stadium costs A$29 for adults, A$19 for children, and A$70 for a family. Tours leave at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm, and 3:30pm on weekdays and at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on weekends and Public Holidays.

Also at the Olympic Park is the Sydney International Aquatic Centre (tel. 02/9752 3666; www.sydneyaquaticcentre.com.au), which comprises the Olympic pool, diving pool, and training facilities. A swim here costs A$5.80 adults, A$4.60 kids, A$19 families.

There are wonderful views of the Sydney Olympic Park and the city from level 17 of the Novotel hotel (tel. 02/8762 1111), located in the park. Entry to the observation area costs A$4 for adults and A$2 for children over 7.