North West Sydney Region Highlights & Essential Things To Do
Discover Your Local North West Sydney Area
Only an hour away from Sydney City is the quietly magical Northwest region. Comprising of suburbs like Hawkesbury, Richmond, Penrith and Blacktown, it's the perfect retreat if you want to discover more than meets the eye with what's on.
Blacktown is one of Sydney's most multicultural areas and boasts an eclectic mix of dining options and activities for the whole family. The Blacktown Markets has been in operation since 1994 and opens in rain, hail or shine. Be one of the many thousands in the hunt for that perfect bargain by browsing through the hundreds of op shops, garage sales and various other stallholders.
Have a need for speed? The Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway is one of the world's finest Karting facilities and is the largest karting complex in the world. With full flood lighting around the circuit, it allows for night racing events and popular corporate days for companies such as National Australia Bank, Fox Sport, MTA, AMEX and Telstra.
Featherdale Wildlife Park situated near Blacktown is home to Australia's native wildlife and is an interactive animal park where you can feed, hold and get up close to your favourite fauna. Cling to a koala, feed a kangaroo or participate in the animal feedings.
Penrith is a great area to indulge in the finer, quieter activities Northwest Sydney has to offer. The Penrith Symphony Orchestra includes 60 musicians and is recognised as one of Australia's leading community orchestras. They play a major role in providing audiences in western Sydney with accessible and affordable opportunities to enjoy live performances of a wide range of well-known and new orchestral repertoire. Also in Penrith, enjoy The Nepean Belle and the Penrith Platypus Cruiser which offer classic river cruises into the Blue Mountains National Park from Penrith.
Experience the tranquillity of Clarendon and the Hawkesbury Valley right in your backyard. Located only a half hour from Penrith and an hour from Sydney city, the Hawkesbury Valley remains one of the few areas in NSW rich in historical and heritage sites. It abounds in natural beauty and is the perfect place to relax and have fun. Visitors can follow the heritage trail map and attend many of the guided tours, enjoy a tranquil cruise on the iconic Hawkesbury River, indulge their tastes with gourmet cheeses and fine wine, or enjoy a daring hot air balloon ride.
If you'd prefer the solid ground maybe horse-riding in the Hawkesbury is more your style. Valley View Park in North Richmond has accommodation featuring the opportunity to learn local guide rural style horse riding. Just about every weekend there are social paddles happening at the Bilpin Springs Lodge - with the choice of canoeing, yabbying and fishing, everyone in the family can get fit, have fun and learn amazing new skills.
With majestic, sweeping vistas and family-oriented activities, North West Sydney has many things to do for day-trippers and locals, alike.
North West Sydney Events & What's On
- 8th Annual Sydney Classic & Antique Truck Show Museum of Fire
- CoommuniTEA WOTSO Workspace
- Leura Temporary Track Closures for Helicopter Operation Blue Mountains National Park
- PJ Masks – Kids Concert Bowman Hall
- Makeup for Beginners The Creative Fringe
- Sweet Indulgence Dessert Festival Blacktown Village Green
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