Blacktown

A multicultural enclave, Blacktown offers a kaleidoscopic range of experiences. Spend the day channelling your inner racing car driver at a motorsport megaplex, encounter exotic and native animals at two different zoos, and enjoy the thrills of a fantastic waterslide park. You’ll also find a diverse arts scene, pretty parklands made for cycling, Sydney's only drive-in theatre and delicious food night markets.

Lions at Sydney Zoo - Bungarribee - Sydney West

Lions, Sydney Zoo

Outdoors adventure & animals

Visit Sydney Zoo, the state's newest zoo, to meet animals from all over the world, including lions, tigers, sharks and elephants. You can also cuddle a koala, meet little penguins and hand-feed kangaroos at Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, home to native Australian animals. Although you might want to keep your distance from Ngukurr, a saltwater crocodile.

For outdoor fun, explore cycling tracks in beautiful parklands such as the Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens. Enjoy Aboriginal cultural experiences at Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre, which includes bush tucker tours, and learning how to throw a boomerang and play a didgeridoo.

For thrills & fun

If you’re a thrill-seeker, head to Eastern Creek. The Sydney Motorsport Park is the place to test your driving skills on four different race circuits, while the Sydney Dragway showcases champion racers that can get up to 500km per hour. Enjoy a slower pace zooming around the Sydney Premier Karting Park in a hired go-kart.

Family enjoying the rides at Raging Waters Sydney, Prospect near Blacktown

Raging Waters Sydney, Prospect near Blacktown

For more sports action, the Blacktown International Sportspark, a former Olympic venue, is a mega-complex that offers football, softball, athletics, cricket and AFL fields. It's also the home ground for baseball team the Sydney Blue Sox and soccer team the Western Sydney Wanderers.

You can happily spend a fun-filled day in Blacktown exploring its many attractions, from seeing a movie at the Blacktown Skyline Drive In to discovering colonial heritage at Rouse Hill Estate. Exhaust the kids at the Blacktown Aquatic Centre or on some of the world's tallest water rides at Raging Waters Sydney. There’s also a fantastic arts scene and exciting events calendar.

Family enjoying a visit to the heritage-listed Rouse Hill Estate museum, Rouse Hill

Rouse Hill Estate, Rouse Hill

Eat & drink

Enjoy a melting pot of cuisines, including traditional Burmese food at Sun's Burmese Kitchen and African delights at Gursha Ethiopian Restaurant, where you can try injera bread, a sour pancake that your meal is served in. There’s also BT Korean BBQ, Radhe Chatpata House for vegetarian Indian and Blacktown Chopsticks for traditional Chinese food.

Getting there

It's easy to get to Blacktown from Sydney’s city centre. The drive is only 30min from the Sydney Harbour Bridge or 40min by train from Central Station.

 

Plan your trip

Loading.