Located in neighbouring Prospect the recently-opened Wet'n'Wild Sydney features more than 40 slides and attractions including a whole zone tailored for young children. The bigger kids aren't forgotten with a host of adrenalin pumping action on some of the tallest and fastest water rides in the world.
Blacktown is a vibrant multicultural city, with beautiful nature reserves and parks, cycling pathways, open spaces, large shopping centres and all within an hour's drive from the Sydney City centre. Home to a diverse range of attractions from native Australian animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park and historic properties including Rouse Hill house and farm, through to motor racing events at both Sydney Dragway and Sydney Motorsport Park. The only remaining Drive In in the Sydney region is found in Blacktown, as is the newest and largest water theme park in Australia, Wet n Wild, featuring more than 40 slides. Take the time to also pop into the Blacktown Arts Centre, the scene of exciting and innovative developing contemporary arts.
With plenty of accommodation on offer and generally at better prices than what is found in the Sydney CBD, stay in Blacktown. Located right in the heart of the Greater Sydney region and only an hour's drive to the Blue Mountains, Blacktown is perfectly situated.
Blacktown has lots of sporting action for both spectators and competitors alike. Sydney Motorsport Park has great spectator motorsport racing events, or race your own car at Sydney Dragway and experience fast karting action at Eastern Creek Karting Raceway. Get involved in Australian league baseball and support the Sydney Bluesox, who play their home games at the Blacktown International Sports park, former venue for the Sydney 2000 games and current home to the Western Sydney Wanderers. Try out the new Stonecutters Golf Club which was designed by Greg Norman.
Fun activities for the family too with the wave pool at the Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope, and the recently opened Wet'n'Wild Sydney in Prospect, featuring more than 40 adrenaline pumping slides.
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