No city is a city without the ‘burbs! And when you stay in Sydney’s western suburbs, there’s still tonnes to see and do away from the Sydney CBD. Explore historic remains of Australia’s colonial beginnings, get out and see the outdoors, eat your way around the world in one suburb, and kick back in the parklands and streets away from the city hustle. If this sounds more like your kind of holiday, check out our range of Western Sydney accommodation below.
No trip to Sydney’s western suburbs is complete without checking out Parramatta, Australia’s second oldest European settlement. Full of historic sights and rich convict history, it’s also home to elegant parks, a thriving arts hub and a major entertainment centre. You can even catch the RiverCat here from Circular Quay and glide your way along Sydney Harbour and the Parramatta River. On the way, jump off at Sydney Olympic Park for a tour of the famous site of the Sydney 2000 Olympics! This is perfect spot to book your hotel if you’re in town for a game at ANZ Stadium, Allphones Arena, the Hockey Centre or Aquatic Centre. If not, you can play on the field or dive in the pool yourself and follow in the footsteps of the world’s elite athletes!
If it’s motor sports you love, head to Blacktown where high-octane excitement is guaranteed. Get your thrills on the sidelines at Sydney Motorsport Park, or take a ride on the tracks yourself! If that sounds too crazy for you, on the other end of the spectrum there’s lots of cute and cuddly animals at the Wildlife Park and some amazing shopping at Parklea Markets.
For more outdoor action surrounded by nature, there are tonnes of spots around Western Sydney to get some fresh air. Ride the rapids at Penrith Whitewater Stadium, paddle your way through Nepean Gorge in a canoe, or bushwalk the natural bushlands around Penrith. There are heaps of nature reserves and wildlife trails around Campbelltown too, as well as the Australian Botanic Garden at Mount Annan. Prefer to explore on two wheels? Pedal your way along the Cooks River Cycleway at Strathfield.
For the food-lovers out there, you’ll love Bankstown! Just 20 minutes from the CBD, the dining scene here is abuzz with flavours, textures and smells from around the world. Whether it’s Bosnian, African or Turkish you’re craving, and everything in between, this eclectic suburb thrives off its multicultural heart. And if your stomach is grumbling for South-East Asian food, head to Cabramatta! There are heaps of authentic cafes, restaurants, Asian butchers and Vietnamese soup stands to satisfy your eyes as well as your stomach.
From the inner west suburb of Summer Hill to the outer reaches of Wallacia and St Marys – and everywhere in between – we’ve got you covered! Whether you want to be close to the sporting action, have nature on your doorstep, or simply get away from the bustle of the Sydney CBD, book your Sydney western suburbs hotels with us!
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