|Paramatta River view from Newington Armory Warf.|
In spite of having no seasons, Sydney experiences a variety of climates and levels of extreme heat. Though Mosman is mostly tropical, we are blessed with an ocean breeze to keep us from sweating. This is not the case most places in west Sydney. The heat feels like an oven and the sun doesn't let perspiration stay on your skin long. Furthermore, the Olympic park is built mostly on top of a swamp.
The Newington Armory has a nice long Paramatta riverside stroll and picnic pavilion. This is also where you can catch a long ferry ride all the way to Sydney Harbor. The entire scene reminded me so much of the tiny barge river that bends around the south side of Muenster in Germany. Ana had a great time on the playground inspecting everything but the fry-your-hide slide. To cover a playground of this size would be a tremendous challenge and really take away from some of the aesthetics. My best advice is to definitely check it out on a much cooler day than we did.