Blacktown

Highlights

From international sports and giant water rides to a wildlife park, fascinating Aboriginal cultural experiences, and guided tours of a colonial farm, Blacktown offers many marvellous attractions and is less than an hour from Sydney’s city centre. You can even enjoy a movie at Sydney’s last drive-in.

  • Featherdale Wildlife Park - Blacktown
  • Rouse Hill Regional Park, Blacktown

About Blacktown

Enjoy wonderful attractions in vibrant Blacktown, from Featherdale Wildlife Park to Sydney Motorsport Park, from Sydney’s last drive in theatre to giant water slides. You can ride on cycling tracks in beautiful parkland, enjoy Aboriginal cultural experiences, and browse bustling markets.

Home to superb recreational and sporting facilities as well as a vibrant arts scene and a delicious range of cuisines, the multicultural City of Blacktown is within easy reach of Sydney’s city centre. The drive is only 37 minutes from the Sydney Harbour Bridge or 40 minutes by train from Central Station.

Wet n Wild, Blacktown

In a beautifully restored 1877 building is Blacktown Visitor Information Centre and Heritage Centre, where you’ll pick up tips on the many things to do and see, such as Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens. Check out the exciting events calendar for motor racing, cultural festivals and weekly markets.

Your heart will race at Eastern Creek, Sydney’s home of motorsports with four race circuits and the Sydney Dragway. You can zoom around Eastern Creek International Karting Raceway in a hired go-kart. More sporting events are held at the Blacktown International Sportspark, an Olympic venue.

V8 Event at Sydney Motorsport Park, Eastern Creek

Sydney Blue Sox, a baseball team, play at the sportspark. There are football, softball, athletics, cricket and AFL fields, and the Western Sydney Wanderers hold clinics. Nearby is Wet'n'Wild Sydney, featuring more than 40 slides and attractions, including some of the tallest water rides in the world.

For fascinating indigenous insights, visit the Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre and join a guided cultural tour or a bush tucker tour, and learn how to throw a boomerang and play a digeridoo. You can buy authentic artworks, didgeridoos, boomerangs and native jams and spices.

Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, Blacktown

Explore colonial heritage on a tour of Rouse Hill House and Farm, established in 1813. At Featherdale Wildlife Park meet hundreds of native animals, including koalas, kangaroos and Ngukurr, a hungry saltwater crocodile. A fun night out is a trip to the Skyline Drive-In for latest blockbuster movie.

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