Macarthur Region – Camden and Campbelltown

Macarthur Region – Camden and Campbelltown
For the adventure of a lifetime

The Macarthur Region, comprising the townships of Camden and Campbelltown, is a treasure trove of experiences including adventurous endeavours, heritage attractions, entertainment activities and award winning dining, as well as providing an abundance of opportunities to get up close with nature.

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Photo Razmataz’

Macarthur is a great place to escape to and is within easy driving distance of Sydney, situated an hour southwest of the CBD and airport.
Full of unexpected surprises, the region is surrounded by spectacular scenic hills, nature reserves and the Georges and Nepean Rivers.

It is a vibrant, bustling area that still retains a country feel.

The combination of relaxing lifestyle, diverse blend of 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.

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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, or test your skill levels on the Macarthur region’s first designated mountain biking endurance trail!

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Photo Jeremy Buckingham MLC

Living History
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

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Photo Jeremy Buckingham MLC

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 The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan. 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, mountain biking trail and guided tours. So much variety all in one place!

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Farming Experiences
Take a step back in time to experience the farming lifestyle of Australia’s early pioneers at Gledswood Homestead. Sit by the stockman’s campfire for billy tea and damper, followed by sheep shearing demonstrations and a working dog show. After this, learn how to throw a boomerang and even crack a whip! Kids will enjoy getting up close to the animals and feeding them!

Indulge your Tastebuds
If gourmet delights are your passion, then Macarthur, home to an array of flavours, will fulfill your dreams. Sample the variety of fresh, modern cuisine that promises to surprise and delight. With more than 100 cafes and restaurants, tempting opportunities to tantalise your taste buds surround you.

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Featured Info Links

Art and Entertainment
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.

Campbelltown Arts Centre
1 Art Gallery Road Campbelltown
(PO Box 57 Campbelltown NSW 2560)
Ph 02 4645 4100
Email info@c-a-c.com.au
Open every day 10am-4pm
Free entry

 

 

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Photo One Tree Hill Studios

Fancy a Tee?
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.

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 serviced apartments, 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
> Gledswood Homestead
> The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan
> Mountain Biking – Enduro Trail
> Fine dining at our many cafes and restaurants
> Horse riding
> Laser Skirmish and paintball
> Joy flights, hot air ballooning and skydiving
> Macarthur Square – shopping, leisure, dining
and entertainment complex
> Boutique shopping and markets

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Festivals and Events:
> Campbelltown Challenge Walk – March
> Ingleburn Festival – March
> AnnanROMA Food and Wine Festival – April
> Camden Festival – September
> Taste – Food, Wine & Music Festivals – September
> Camden Park House Open Weekend – September
> Campbelltown Festival of Fisher’s Ghost – November
> JetBlack 24Hour Mountain Bike Race – December

 

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Photo Neil Saunders

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MACARTHUR VISITOR INFORMATION CENTRES
www.macarthur.com.au

CAMPBELLTOWN
Quondong Cottage,

15 Old Menangle Road, Campbelltown
Ph (02) 4645 4921, Toll Free: 1800 655 991
Email info@macarthur.com.au
Open 7 days, M. to F. 8.30am – 4.30pm, Weekends 10.00am – 4.00pm

CAMDEN
John Oxley Cottage,

Camden Valley Way, Elderslie
Ph (02) 4658 1370. Toll Free: 1800 655 991
Email info@macarthur.com.au
Open 7 days, 9.30am – 4.00pm