SYDNEY’S GREATER WEST
About two million people, half of the population of Sydney, live west of Parramatta.
Parramatta is a culturally diverse city with many festivals, cultural events, culinary and shopping experiences. With its wide range of accommodation, Parramatta makes a good base for a Greater Sydney holiday. Visit some of Australia’s oldest remaining historic buildings in Parramatta.
Tel: 8839 3311 www.discoverparramatta.com.au
Travel west from Parramatta on the M4 to Sydney’s motor racing precinct at Blacktown. Nearby Prospect Reservoir, part of Sydney’s water supply system, is an ideal place to picnic or relax.
Follow the signs from the M4 to see Australia’s unique wildlife in a natural bush setting at Featherdale Wildlife Park (Tel: 9622 1644) in Doonside. Tel: 1300 302 858 www.visitblacktown.com
Travel further along the M4 to Penrith Valley. Follow Mulgoa Road south to Mulgoa Village and detour along Fairlight Road to The Rock lookout. Or travel North on Mulgoa Road and Castlereagh Road to Penrith Lakes, home of the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Muru Mittigar and Penrith Whitewater Stadium. Tel: 1300 736 836 www.penrithvalley.com.au
Follow Castlereagh Road further north to Richmond and Windsor in Hawkesbury and on to Wisemans Ferry on the Hawkesbury River
Tel: 1300 362 874 www.hawkesburytourism.com.au
Greater Western Sydney is linked by the M7, M5 and major arterial roads to Fairfield, Cabramatta (P20) Tel: (02) 9724 7811
and Liverpool Tel: 1300 362 170 www.liverpool.nsw.gov.au
Campbelltown and Camden are further south in the Macarthur region.Tel: (02) 4645 4921 or (02) 4658 1370
On the way call in to the Western Sydney Regional Park and Fairfield City Farm, both venues for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the beautiful Mt Annan Botanic Gardens which features a huge array of Australian native plants and trees.
Travel still further to the tranquil country town of Picton, surrounded by farms, villages and history.
Tel: (02) 4677 8313 www.stonequarry.com.au