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Blacktown, Australia

Good sports, great fun

You’ll be surprised at what you’ll find in Blacktown City!

From award winning attractions, to international venues, Blacktown City offers a great day out.

Sporting enthusiasts will love the choice of world-class sporting and recreational facilities. Watch or take part in high-octane excitement at the Motor Sport Capital of Australia at Eastern Creek, or visit the home of NSW Baseball and Softball, where the 2000 games were held at Blacktown Olympic Park. Soccer enthusiasts will be surprised to find the home of NSW Soccer located in Blacktown City. And not forgetting the only indoor wave pool in Western Sydney at the Blacktown Leisure Centre, Stanhope.

Or for a more relaxed pace try shopping at some of Sydney’s largest retail centres and markets found in Blacktown City, meet Australian native animals at Featherdale Wildlife Park, or enjoy a family picnic and watch a traditional Blacksmith in action at Nurragingy Reserve. Bike Riding is a great activity and Blacktown City offer many on and off-road routes. For movie lovers, when was the last time you went to the Drive-In? There are only 2 left in Sydney and one of them is right in Blacktown.

For history/heritage and cultural buffs, there’s plenty on offer too. Do a scary ghost tour at St Bartholomew’s church and cemetery, or visit Rouse Hill estate, an extraordinary historic property. There are several heritage-walking tours around the City and the Blacktown Arts Centre always has regular exhibitions and performances, which you will love.

With quality accommodation to suit many tastes and budgets and great entertainment at the many clubs and unique pubs, you won’t have any problems with where to stay and what to do.

Easy to find and easy to get to, Blacktown City is located right in the centre of Greater Sydney and half way between the Sydney CBD and the Blue Mountains. You can get here by train and bus, or you can take the M2 from the north, the M4 from the east or west and the M5 linking to the M7 from the south.

Come and discover for yourself why Blacktown City is a great place for a day out and even to stay for a few nights. Log on to www.visitblacktown.com for further information.

Blacktown City Area highlights

*Cuddle a koala and hand feed kangaroos at Featherdale Wildlife Park
*Visit historic Rouse Hill estate, or take a scary ghost tour at St Bartholomew’s Church and Cemetery
*Watch high-octane action at the Western Sydney International Dragway and Eastern Creek Raceway, home to the A1GP
*Race around in a Go-Kart at the Eastern Creek Karting Raceway, where Tom Cruise went Go-Karting
*Try a spot of shopping at the biggest marketplace in the Southern Hemisphere at Parklea Markets
*Catch a double feature at the Blacktown Drive-In

Activites and Experiences at Blacktown

  • Skating
  • Sports Participate
  • Swimming
  • Accommodation
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Public Bar
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Rail Terminal
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Places of Worship
  • The Arts
  • City
  • Cultural
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Historic/Heritage
  • Soft Adventure
  • Shopping
  • Sport
  • Water based
  • English
  • English

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