The Macarthur region, comprising the townships of Camden and Campbelltown, is full of unexpected surprises. Surrounded by spectacular scenic hills, nature reserves and the Georges and Nepean Rivers, the region is a vibrant, bustling area that still retains a warm country feel.
Situated less than an hour outside of the Sydney CBD, Macarthur is easily accessible by either road or rail and has something for everyone. It is a place for dining, entertainment, adventure activities, heritage and is a great location to get up close with nature.
The combination of lifestyle, culture and unique attractions is why more and more people are discovering the Macarthur region and placing it at the top of their ‘must visit’ list.
Adventure of a Lifetime
In Macarthur you are sure to find an outdoor experience to match your sense of adventure and excitement.
Fly high above the valley in a vintage tiger moth flight or float on cloud nine in a hot air balloon. If you dare, try the thrill of tandem skydiving – no experience necessary, just bring along your fearlessness and adrenalin. If you prefer to stay grounded then why not take to the hills on a leisurely cross-country horse ride.
Rich in history and character, Macarthur was the birthplace of Australia’s wool, wine and wheat industries. Today, these links with the history of colonial settlement are reflected in the large number of heritage listed buildings that are still scattered throughout region.
A relaxing walk down the town’s main streets will reveal just some of the region’s rich array of colonial architecture. Self-guided heritage tours help to bring this history to life. Tour brochures are available from the Visitor Information Centres.
Explore the Outdoors
Macarthur is bordered by scenic hills, nature reserves and the Georges and Nepean Rivers, so if you enjoy a bushwalk or a relaxing picnic – there are plenty of places to escape to.
The region also boasts a range of beautiful public gardens including Koshigaya Park, Macarthur Park and the Japanese Gardens, as well as a number of scenic cycle tracks.
A must see attraction is Mount Annan Botanic Garden. Set on more than 400 hectares of parkland, the Garden features BBQ and picnic facilities, themed gardens, a restaurant, a plant nursery, gift shop, walking tracks, interactive sculptures and guided tours. So much variety all in one place!
Indulge your Tastebuds
If gourmet delights are your passion, then Macarthur, home to an array of flavours, will fulfil your dreams. Sample the variety of fresh, modern cuisine that promises to surprise and delight. With more than 100 cafés and restaurants, tempting opportunities to tantalise your tastebuds surround you.
Art and Entertainment
There is a diverse range of cultural venues in Macarthur, including a number of small boutique art galleries such as Struggletown Fine Arts Complex.
Campbelltown Arts Centre and The Cube – Campbelltown Entertainment and Exhibition Centre are the entertainment heart of Macarthur. Many exciting events, performances,
concerts, workshops, exhibitions and expos are held at these venues throughout the year.
A Golfing Mecca
The Macarthur region’s first class golf courses and driving ranges are a big drawcard for golfers of all standards. Whether your handicap is in the single figures, or you are just a social player, there are many fantastic courses where you can enjoy a game, afterwards head up to the country club and enjoy a bite to eat and a drink.
Shoppers love Macarthur! The region offers everything from boutiques, malls and department stores, to antiques, homewares and local markets.
Our largest shopping centre,
Macarthur Square, features fashion, footwear, department stores, designer labels, homewares and gift shops, plus ten-pin bowling, a cinema complex, food outlets, restaurants and an outdoor entertainment precinct.
In contrast, the township of Camden offers speciality stores showcasing handcrafted jewellery, elegant gift shops, designer clothing and exclusive homewares scattered amongst the café-lined streets.
Stay for the Night or Two
Macarthur has a growing variety of accommodation choices ranging from luxury hotels with their own restaurants, bars and conference facilities, through to family motels, boutique B&Bs and caravan parks – there is something to suit all needs and budgets.
Must See Attractions
> Campbelltown Arts Centre
> Japanese Gardens and Teahouse
> Macarthur Centre for Sustainable Living
> Mount Annan Botanic Garden
> Struggletown Fine Arts Complex
> Fine dining at our many cafes and
>Joy flights, hot air ballooning and skydiving
> Macarthur Square – shopping, leisure,
dining and entertainment complex
> Boutique shopping and markets
Festivals and Events:
> Camden Festival – September
> Campbelltown Festival of Fisher’s Ghost
> Food, Wine and Music Festivals – April and
> Camden Park House Open Weekend
> Campbelltown Challenge Walk – March
> Ingleburn Festival – March
> Farm Sunday – September
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