Sydney’s Western Suburbs district is vast and provides a playground that offers so much to see and do. To cover everything, one would need to write a book. As we don’t have the space for that in this article, let’s instead take a quick look at just some of the things Western Sydney has to offer both locals and visitors alike.
Take a Food Tour
In the Western Suburbs of Sydney, there are a number of operators who run organised food tasting tours. These tours offer participants a fantastic opportunity to not only enjoy some great food, but get to know the area better and discover just some of the awesome restaurants, markets and eateries out west.
Signing on for a food tasting tour is something you can do with your friends, family or work colleagues and is even a great idea for celebrating a memorable special occasion such as a birthday.
Check Out Featherdale Wildlife Park
Located in Doonside, the Featherdale Wildlife Park offers a fun and adventurous day out for people of all ages.
The real highlight of a visit to this wildlife park is you get the chance to get up close and personal with Australia’s native animals. You can expect to see kangaroos, wombats, koala bears, dingoes, echidnas, crocodiles and other reptiles, birds and much more. You can even feast your eyes on the cute bilby or the Tasmanian Devil.
There are live shows throughout the day, or you can simply wander around the wildlife park at your leisure. It’s both an immersive and educational experience and also a lot of fun.
Enjoy a Drink At a Trendy Bar
One thing Western Sydney has a lot of is cool and trendy bars. Whether you’re out and about during the daytime or evening, you can find a bar in any suburb to chill out and enjoy your favourite beverage.
Many of the bars offer affordable drinks in Western Sydney, as the region is focused on offering a great experience and value for money. No matter where you happen to be out west, you’ll be spoilt for options when it comes to bars.
If you’ve been asking yourself, “where can I get the best drinks in Western Sydney?”, just do a quick search online and loads of options will come up.
Be Entertained In Parramatta
Although the Sydney CBD is widely considered to be the central heart of Greater Sydney, Parramatta is really a satellite city out west and is the central hub of the district. There is a lot to see and do in Parramatta both day and night. It’s also considered to be the nightlife capital of the Western Suburbs.
Along with a myriad of bars and nightclubs to keep you entertained, Parramatta is home to loads of cafes and restaurants. If you enjoy shopping, then the Parramatta district won’t disappoint.
Visit the Riverside Theatre for some live entertainment, enjoy a picnic on the banks of the Parramatta River, take in a movie at the cinema or enjoy a game of tenpin bowling.
There is so much to see and do in Parramatta.
Explore the Blue Mountains
If you have the desire to get out amongst nature, then a visit to the Blue Mountains is a must. In fact, you could quite easily spend weeks exploring this picturesque part of the country.
For starters, you could simply drive around and take in the views, or hike one of numerous scenic bush walks through the countryside, where you’ll discover caves, rivers, waterfalls and iconic indigenous wildlife. The Three Sisters Walk is one of the most popular.
When you visit the Blue Mountains, you can even take a train ride via the Scenic Railway. It’s known as one of the steepest railway lines in the world and you’ll experience the thrill of dropping down into the Jamison Valley.
The Jenolan Caves are also a must see location and guided cave tours are available. The Blue Mountains also boasts its very own Botanic Gardens, or you could go mountain biking along the many bike trails that snake through the region.
So, there you have just a few ideas of how you can entertain yourself in Sydney’s west. There is a lot to see and do and the best way to discover what’s on offer is to explore the vast Western Suburbs for yourself.