Why You Must Visit Sydney’s Western Suburbs?

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Planning your next vacation? 

Looking for someplace vibrant, full of colour, amazing nightlife, beautiful national parks, and admirable museums?

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Well, Sydney is the place for you!

Located on the east coast of Australia, this city has everything to tick on your bucket list. The western suburbs of Sydney have three districts: 

  1. Canterbury-Bankstown
  2. Greater Western Sydney
  3. South Western Sydney 

At the heart of Sydney’s West, rests Parramatta. Known for shopping, thriving business, and entertainment, it offers an insight into the public buildings, which tell the stories of Australia’s historical events- the colonial rule. You have many other reasons to visit Sydney and here are a few of them:

1. Nature

The western suburbs have the best weather which lets you reconnect with nature. The place is green and filled with farms, national parks, hiking trails, bushlands, and parklands. 

Famous picnic spots are- The Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, Parramatta Park, Weir Reserve, and Bungarribee Park. Check out the Blue Mountains for some amazing waterfalls. 

2. Food

Parramatta is the most popular place to eat as it offers a fusion of Taiwanese, Middle Eastern, and Southeast Asian food. The legendary Eat Street is also located here.

Every Friday, witness Farmer’s Market come to life in Centenary Square. Visit Cabramatta for Vietnamese fusion, Baulkham Hills for Italian, Auburn for Middle Eastern and Turkish food, and for Indian cuisine, visit Harris Park.

3. Art

The region’s art scene is wonderful and a delight to watch as many artists reside here. Western Sydney University has an endless collection of world-class pieces with them. 

And if you’re a theatre fan, then your destination is Penrith to the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and the Casula Powerhouse Arts Culture. 

4. History

You find Australia’s oldest intact European building – Baludarri Wetlands. Two wonderful places listed in the World Heritage Sites: 

  • The Old Government House; and
  • The Domain 

Are here too. 

You can also visit the Susannah Place Museum, which offers an insight into what that city was like before the colonial rule in 1788. This includes the Cadmans Cottage, Fort Denison, and Cockatoo Island among others. 

5. Sports Culture

Sydney Olympic Park is filled with memorabilia from the 2000 Olympics. Explore the trails of the Aquatic Centre or the Bicentennial Park and celebrate the victories of the country’s greatest swimming veterans. 

You also have a gallery exhibiting some moments from the wonderful games of Australian Football League and National Rugby League teams including the DWS Giants and Penrith Panthers. For football fans, you have the Western Sydney Wanderers. 

6. Waterparks

Raging Waters Sydney and Aquatopia are the two amazing water parks, where you get to experience a vast range of water sports activities and rides. 

They also have a few free waterparks- Plough and Harrow, Blacktown Showground Precinct Water Play Park, and Nurragingy Reserve. 

You won’t find a lot of beaches in this region but it has plenty of others things to do to make up for beaches and harbour walks. For instance, you have the Segways tours and a skatepark, and Bicentennial Park for cycling. Penrith has indoor skydiving, go-karting, climbing, ninja courses, and paintball. Sky diving is also offered at Picton.

For nightlife lovers, there are many social clubs in Western Sydney! 

Parramatta’s nightlife cannot be missed! It has some of the best bars in Australia. Visit Coco Cubano- a Cuban-inspired bar that makes you feel like you stepped into downtown Havana! A little more lavish choice for you, if you fancy, would be nearby at  Nick & Nora’s and Alex & Co. Both of these places have an enormous champagne collection. If you are a budget traveller, visit, Uncle Kurt’s- a New York-inspired bar that you’ll love from the moment you enter for the lesser crowd and jumpier aesthetics! 

Don’t miss Australia’s only sake brewery- The Sun Masamune Brewery located in Penrith. It even exports it to Japan. The tours are currently prohibited but you can view the production and taste the sake. If you are a student, you also witness multiculturalism in this part of the country. The event- Harmony Week organised every year from 15th-21th March lets you dive into the ocean of diversity that this place has to offer. 

Conclusion

With so much to offer, the Western Suburbs of Australia is sure to fulfil all desires on your bucket list. It’s a place worth every penny that you spent! So, plan your trip and get ready for a roller coaster ride! 

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