Blacktown is situated approximately 35km from Sydney CBD in the heart of the West. Blacktown City is easy to access from any Sydney Motorway or main rail line. It is home to the International Sporting Precinct that hosts AFL, Baseball and Soccer.
Blacktown City has over 800 open space areas with many of them featuring playground equipment for children to enjoy. They are also ideal for picnics, family gatherings, social games, resting, relaxing and even health, wellbeing and fitness activities with more and more parks installing permanent outdoor fitness stations for public use.
Nurragingy Reserve at Rooty Hill is a sprawling natural bushland reserve of more than 84 hectares and offers picnic and BBQ areas,children’s playgrounds, walking and cycling tracks, formal garden areas and a picturesque lake. Located with the reserve is Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens. This garden is very picturesque and relaxing.
Also located with Nurragingy Reserve is the quaint little Nurragingy Blacksmith Hut, where traditional blacksmithing demonstrations are held some weekends and the Water Splash Area, where children love to get wet as they splash around the water sprays during the summer months.
Surrounded by the historic Rouse Hill House and Farm, Rouse Hill Regional Park is a little bit of country in the suburbs. Featuring picnic and BBQ areas, plenty of space for family bike rides or rejuvenating walks, you can even bring your dog along. The children will love the large wooden adventure playground area and you will enjoy the tranquility.
Having undergone a wonderful transformation, the historic Showground is now home to lovely open spaces, picnic and BBQ facilities, fun children’s playground and water splash zone, where children enjoy getting very wet by shooting the water cannons and splashing through the water sprays.
Wet’n’Wild - The biggest and best water theme park ever built is home to a never before seen range of slides and attractions. Open from November to April, it is right on the Motorway and easily accessible – Did you know it has Red own surf school for kids??
The Riverstone Museum - Originally the first public school to open in Riverstone in 1882, this museum now displays items from the historic meatworks, historical farm machinery, household furniture and more.
Blacktown is also home to state of the art aquatic centres and in nearby Doonside, Featherdale Wildlife Park offers an up close and personal experience with a range of Australian Native Animals. You can even celebrate your birthday there!
Things to do in the area include: