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Things to do in Sydney around Ryde and Homebush

There are plenty of things to do in the Ryde Homebush Area including bushwalking, bike riding, sports, shopping and much more.

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Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Olympic Park is a large sporting, cultural and leisure complex in near Ryde and Homebush.  The area was redeveloped for the 2000 Olympics.


There is plenty to do around Sydney Olympic Park including sporting and cultural events, festivals, Sydney Royal Easter Show, parklands, bike riding, restaurants, exhibitions, walking and much more.


For sporting lovers the Park houses the Aquatic Centre, Tennis Centre and ANZ stadium. For nature lovers there are bushwalks, birds, fauna and wildlife.


Lane Cove National Park

Lane Cove National Park is not far from Ryde.  Here you can visit historic sites along the Heritage walk or enjoy a picnic, canoe up the river or go birdwatching. Surrounded by Lane Cove River, it’s a tranquil place to escape the bustle of the city.


The park’s historic sites are best explored along the self-guided Heritage walk. For overnight stays visit Lane Cove River Tourist Park and book a campsite or cabin. For nature lovers you will be in heaven with the bush tracks, birdlife, fauna and more.



DFO - Direct Factory Outlet

DFO is a shopper’s paradise.  You will find factory outlets for major brands at heavily discounted prices. As well there are over 2,000 car spaces, foodcourts and cafés.


DFO Homebush has big brands with big savings including Polo Ralph Lauren, Authentics (Converse), Oroton, Michael Korrs, Bonds, Billabong, Crabtree  & Evelyn, Fossil, Puma and much more.  


DFO Homebush is located at 3-5 Underwood Road Homebush, NSW, 2140.


Macquarie Centre

Macquarie Centre contains over 250 retail stores, a cinema complex, bowling centre and ice rinks and is located near Macquarie University.


Some of the more popular stores include SEPHORA, Zara, H&M, Forever 21, Mecca Maxima and UNIQLO all call Macquarie Centre home next to Australian Designers: Zimmermann, Scanlan Theodore, sass&bide, Willow, Gorman and Alice McCall.



Whether you're in North Ryde for business or leisure, you'll feel right at home at the Courtyard Sydney-North Ryde.
Unwind in one of our 196 newly refreshed, modern and spacious guest rooms offering contemporary décor, signature bedding and fluffy pillows. Enjoy Orchards Restaurant a favourite with both hotel guests and North Ryde locals, and features fresh Australian and International cuisine. So start your day with a to-go coffee or full breakfast and end with a delectable glass of wine and delicious meal. For those planning a business or social gathering you will find our hotel well-suited to smaller meetings, corporate events and social parties.
Location is key, and the hotel is ideally situated minutes from the Macquarie Park train station giving great access to Sydney CBD, surrounding suburbs and Sydney Olympic Park home to the ANZ Stadium and Qudos Bank arena. Macquarie Park is also home to the largest shopping centre in NSW. The Macquarie Shopping Centre offers over 300 shops, a cinema complex and ice rink, so something for everyone!

Paddy's Market Flemington

Flemington is located near Homebush Bay, 15 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, and is the focal point for a combination of fresh produce and community markets. The modern custom-built facility at Sydney Markets covers 42 hectares and operates on a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week cycle.


Sydney's Paddy's Markets, Australia's original Market, sells products as varied as fruit vegetables, clothing, CDs, flowers, homewares, sunglasses, jewellery and much more.


North Ryde Common

North Ryde Common is a expansive patch of lush green grass and is a great place for a family picnic, events, and is especially dog friendly; the whole park is off-leash.  


Bounded by Wicks and Twin Roads, North Ryde Common is worth a visit for a picnic, walk or just sitting in the sun under one of the many trees.


Blenheim Park

Blenheim Park is a kids Paradise with various playground areas and a range of equipment suitable.


For those who love bike riding there is an internal cycleway especially for kids. You can also bring your remote control cars for a turn on the special circuit.


Blenheim Park offers barbeques, flying fox, great playground equipment, toilets, picnic areas and an enclosed off-leash area for dogs.


Olympic Park Archery Centre

The 6.5 hectare Archery Centre site is surrounded by natural mangrove wetlands and two sculptural ‘pole forests’ made from 185 recycled timber electricity poles that creates a sense of a forest. The forest is made of recycled telegraph poles because the soil and site conditions are not favourable to growing trees.


The Archery centre caters for beginners, parties, professional coaching and more.



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