Discover wonderful, thrilling and delicious experiences in Western Sydney. Explore World Heritage in Parramatta and swim in the pool of Olympic champions. You’ll enjoy great sporting events and fun festivals, and taste authentic flavours. Amazing adventures include whitewater rafting in Penrith.
You’ll find many more enjoyable things to do and see, from wine tasting in Camden to steam train rides in Thirlmere, from cutting-edge contemporary art in Campbelltown to Featherdale Wildlife Park near Blacktown. The exciting events calendar is filled with festivals, sports, markets and shows.
Getting to most attractions is easy by public transport. A lovely way to travel to Sydney Olympic Park and Parramatta is by ferry. At the famous site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics, watch your favourite sporting and music stars, and swim in the pool where Ian Thorpe won three Olympic gold medals.
In Parramatta, visit the UNESCO World Heritage convict sites of Old Government House and beautiful Parramatta Park. Near Thirlmere and Picton is magnificent World Heritage-listed wilderness in Thirlmere Lakes National Park, a popular spot for bushwalking and canoeing.
Your tastebuds are in for a multicultural treat, with ‘eat streets’, fine restaurants and cultural festivals such as Parramasala serving delights from around the world. Less than an hour by train from Central Station is Cabramatta, a culinary treasure for Vietnamese and other Asian eateries.
You can enjoy wine tasting at vineyards and wineries in the Macarthur region, named after agricultural pioneers John and Elizabeth Macarthur. There are more tasty adventures, including orchards, farm stays, gourmet stores, classic pubs and even a Japanese sake brewery in Penrith.
Join a bush tucker tour at Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre, where you can also learn how to throw a boomerang and play a digeridoo. Aboriginal-guided tours are also available in Dharawal National Park, between Appin in the west and Stanwell Park on the coast.