Sydney's South-West Suburbs have something for everyone, from artistic types to sports lovers to foodies to history lovers to nature enthusiasts. Whatever your style, our South-West Suburbs hotels will help you unwind and enjoy an unforgettable holiday.
Much of the infrastructure in Sydney's South-West suburbs was originally built by convicts in the early 19th century. While you're here, you can even sit in on a service at Australia's oldest running Anglican church, St. Luke's. Afterwards, pack a picnic lunch and head to Macarthur Park, which opened in 1906 as a tribute to the couple who helped to establish Australia's wool, wine and wheat industries.
Culture vultures will love visiting the Campbelltown Arts Centre. This contemporary arts and cultural venue is the most popular one in the Greater Sydney region. Close by is the Japanese Tea Garden, donated by Campbelltown's sister city, Koshigaya. Spend an afternoon in the garden and soak up the Zen. Then, if you want to enjoy some more local artwork, Liverpool has some pretty cool street art murals dotted around the place.
If you're keen to admire some of Mother Nature's beauty, you can visit the Australian Botanic Gardens at Mount Annan, which was established in 1988 and displays more than 2,000 different species of plants and flowers. Alternatively, you could head to Garrison Point, where Georges River meets Prospect Creek. It's a nice picnic spot that also has barbeques, a playground and beautiful views. Mirambeena Regional Park is another option, as is Georges River National Park, where you can go bushwalking or grab a rod and go fishing in the river. If you've got kids, Eagle Farm Reserve, lovingly known as "Duck Park" by locals, is a great place to spend an afternoon. There are lots of other birds around the pond too, including black swans.
If you're a foodie, try to make it to the Campsie Food Festival in Canterbury towards the end of May, or the Bankstown Bites Food Festival in August. Another popular annual event in the area is the Haldon Street Parade in Canterbury in mid-August. The multicultural festival's street parade is particularly popular.
Some of the other local attractions are the Dunc Gray Velodrome, named after Australia's first Olympic gold medal winning cyclist; and the Liverpool Markets, which are undercover and air-conditioned, with stalls selling just about anything you can think of, every Saturday and Sunday.
The Sydney Airport is only about half an hour away from most of the south-west suburbs, as is the CBD, and it's easy to get around by train or bus. If you've got the time, it's worth visiting Wollongong, which is famous for its beautiful beaches and coastal views, and is only about 60km away.
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