- Destination NSW
Popular Rubber Duck on the Parramatta River for the Sydney Festival.
The Parramatta river, Parramatta, NSW, Australia 2013.
White Water rafting at Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Greater Sydney

Western Sydney

  • Featherdale Wildlife Park, Doonside
  • The Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park


Travelling out west

Take the kids west of the city, using your Family Funday Sunday pass. For $2.50 per person, your family can enjoy a fun day out with unlimited travel on Sydney's buses, trains, ferries and light rail every Sunday.


Must Do

Summer Fun in Greater Sydney

Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Cranebrook

Sydney Olympic Park is a great kids' zone any time of year, with a long list of fun-packed action for all ages.With 35km of cycle ways, its a perfect way to explore wetlands and woodlands and admire the striking outdoor scuptures. The Children's Loop is great for the little riders, while older kids can explore the longer routes. At Monster Skatepark, skaters can brush up on their skills on transitions ramps, box cars and rails in a safe environment. 

Created for Sydney’s Olympic Games, Penrith Whitewater Stadium is a whitewater rafting paradise. Sign up for an exhilarating rafting trip with an expert river guide, take a self‐guided tour or try your hand at whitewater kayaking. More than 300m long, the course designed to test the skills of the world’s best paddlers now provides unlimited action for novices.

Sprawling across more than 400ha, the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan incorporates hills, meadows, wild bushland, picnic areas, barbecues and wetlands. It also provides a sanctuary for rare and endangered species, including its stand of 1,000 Wollemi pines. Fly a kite, fling a frisbee, play cricket, kick a football or ride a mountain bike on a 12km competition‐standard mountain bike trail that dishes out the rough stuff.

Getting wet doesn’t get any better than at Wet’n’Wild Sydney, the aquatic fun park located at Prospect, just a 40‐minute drive from the heart of Sydney. Ride the water slides, enjoy an adrenaline‐pumping experience on the Aqua Tube, race your friends down the H2GO, soar through the Riptide, take a ride into the dark side on T5 or indulge in a wild slalom as you zoom down six storeys on 360Rush. If that’s not enough, book in for an introductory session at iFly Downunder in Penrith, where you’ll be effortlessly lifted into flight inside a tall, glass tunnel.

From multicultural taste sensations to whitewater thrills and walks through history, the suburbs west and southwest of Sydney have an eclectic mix of summer treats. 


  • Sydney Royal Easter Show, Sydney Olympic Park

    Events & Activities

    There’s plenty to keep you occupied in Sydney's west, from meeting the animals at a local farm, to the fun-packed Sydney Olympic Park and surrounds, where you can cycle, explore the wetlands and woodlands, or check out the skate park. Head to Featherdale Wildlife Park and feed the animals, or go see a movie at Blacktown’s 1960s Skyline Drive In.

  • Parramatta River pedestrian bridge, Parramatta

    Nature & Walks

    Head out on the Parramatta River Walk, starting at Newington Armory and immerse yourself in this lovely bushland setting. Or try the Brickpit Ring Walk, a walking bridge sitting 18 meters above the Sydney Olympic Park Wetlands. Check out the Migrant HIstory Walk in the Cumberland Plain Woodlands, a self-guided walk around the historic Scheyville workers’ camp.

  • Sydney Festival, Parramatta

    Eating Out

    Head to Cabramatta and surrounds for fantastic Vietnamese food, from crunchy spring rolls to delicious pho (beef noodle soup). Or head to the culturally diverse suburb of Parramatta for yum cha, burgers or expertly made coffee. Whether you’re after a fancy meal, down-to-earth pub grub or food truck fare, you're bound to discover something tasty.

  1. Hotel Oaks

    Hotel Oaks

    The Oaks Hotel is a lovely country pub offering great value bistro dining, outdoor dining and free entertainment on weekends. It is situated on the main street of The Oaks Village and on the way to Bu...

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