THE HEART OF GREATER SYDNEY
You’ll be surprised at what you can find in Blacktown City. There’s plenty to do. Here is our selection…
- Blacktown City Medieval Fayre
- Family Fish In
- 1) Blacktown Drive-In
- 2) Featherdale Wildlife Park
- 3) Chinese Gardens
- 4) Wave Pool at Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope.
- 5) Sydney Motorsport Park
- 6) Blacktown International Sportspark
- 7) Ghost Tours at St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery.
- 8) Blacktown Arts Centre
- 9) Historic Rouse Hill house and farm and Historical Bicentennial Museum in Riverstone.
- 10. RAGING WATERS SYDNEY
- 11. Sydney Zoo
- Discover more about Sydney…
Blacktown City Medieval Fayre
Knox Road, Doonside 2767 View Map
“Nurragingy Reserve will be transformed back into the dark ages.
You’ll be able to immerse yourself in the medieval culture with the Birds of Prey Show, medieval displays, combat artillery, handmade arts and crafts, free camel and pony rides and working Blacksmith Hut.
The Jousting Competition will still be the highlight of the event with riders from all over the country fighting for the prestigious title.
Visitors will experience the excitement of living history at its best and all spectators are encouraged to come dressed in their favourite medieval attire.”
Family Fish In
“600 trout will be game for all fishing enthusiasts wanting to try their luck at the perfect catch. All you need to bring is your own fishing rod, fishing line and bait.”
1) Blacktown Drive-In
The only Drive-In in the Greater Sydney area.
Skyline Drive In Blacktown
Cricketers Arms Rd, Blacktown
Ph 02 9407 2750
“50 years on and Blacktown Drive In has seen a revival; becoming Skyline Drive In. Offering a nostalgic yet new experience with the latest Hollywood blockbuster, ‘Happy Days’ style retro diner, and a truly unique night of fun – get ready for your new favourite date night venue!”
2) Featherdale Wildlife Park
217 Kildare Rd, Doonside 2767 (near Blacktown)
Ph 02 9622 1644
Open 9AM – 4PM Daily (excluding Christmas Day)
“Home to the Largest Collection of Australian animals in the world. Home to over 2000 Australian native animals from more than 260 different species at the multi-award winning Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park.”
3) Chinese Gardens
Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens
Knox Road Doonside NSW 2767 Australia
Ph 02 9839 6000
4) Wave Pool at Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope.
Blacktown Leisure Centre Stanhope
Sentry Drive, Stanhope Gardens.
Ph 02 9421 2600
“Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope is our flagship leisure facility located in Stanhope Gardens. The Centre opened its doors in 2003 and since then has attracted over 15 million visitors.”
5) Sydney Motorsport Park
Ferrers Rd Eastern Creek NSW
Ph 02 9672 1000
Open 7 days a week
“Whether you’re a competitor racing or riding the track, an enthusiast wanting to unleash the full potential of your car or bike (or one of ours!) or just looking to soak up the excitement as a spectator at our many exciting events, Sydney Motorsport Park in Eastern Creek, NSW has something for every motoring enthusiast.”
6) Blacktown International Sportspark
Blacktown International Sportspark
Eastern Road, Rooty Hill NSW
Ph 02 9839 6591
“The heart of sport in western Sydney and home to Sydney Blue Sox (baseball) & Western Sydney Wanderers (football)“
7) Ghost Tours at St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery.
St Bartholomews Church and Cemetery
Ponds Rd, Prospect (just off the Great Western Hwy).
Please contact Council on 9839 6000 for tour
“It’s said to be a “Spooktacular Experience” where history buffs and paranormal enthusiasts alike get a spooky thrill at the regular St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery Ghost Tours.”
“The church dates back to 1841 and its cemetery contains the graves of many early settlers including explorer William Lawson. According to tour guides, there is one troublesome ghost at the site and tour participants have claimed to have been unable to move when they’ve approached his tombstone, while others have complained of nausea.“
8) Blacktown Arts Centre
78 Flushcombe Rd Blacktown NSW
Ph 02 9839 6558
“Blacktown Arts is a recognised leader in the development of contemporary arts in Australia. We support artistic innovation and offer exciting, new experiences for audiences through an award-winning curated program of exhibitions, performances, workshops, residencies and events.”
9) Historic Rouse Hill house and farm and Historical Bicentennial Museum in Riverstone.
Rouse Hill Estate
356 Annangrove Road, Rouse Hill NSW
Ph 02 9627 6777
“Looking out over the paddocks and across to the mountains, this house and farm have been owned by six generations of one family. Through the good times and the bad, each generation has added another layer of belongings, improvements and memories, and today, every object and addition, every tear, stain and repair has a story to tell.”
10. RAGING WATERS SYDNEY
427 Reservoir Road, Prospect NSW
Ph 02 8857 1000
“We feature amazing world first attractions and take fun to a whole new level for the entire family.
Raging Waters Sydney is so much more than a water park! We have over 30 slides and attractions including a whole zone dedicated to little water adventurers and adrenalin pumping action on some the tallest and fastest water rides in the world.”
11. Sydney Zoo
700 Great Western Highway Bungarribee NSW
Ph 02 7202 2560
Open 9am-4pm every day
“Home to over 4,000 animals, 5 iconic precincts, and
Australia’s largest Reptile and Nocturnal house, Sydney Zoo
has fast become one of Sydney’s most popular attractions.”
Blacktown Visitor Information
Flushcombe Rd, Blacktown
Ph 1300 302 858
“The friendly staff at the Blacktown Visitor Information Centre are there to help. Located within the Max Webber Library open Tues-Sat 10am-3pm”
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