The Inner West of Sydney started life as a series of working class suburbs inhabited by blue collar workers involved in the ship building industry around Balmain, and agriculture in places like Enfield and Erskineville. Each suburb has its own character and charm, with ethnic groups prominent in many.
Balmain is one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, it has extensive parklands which feature playgrounds, picnic shelters, barbecues and toilets. Haberfield is a foodie heaven, with traditional bakeries, cafés and restaurants, all things Italian! Explore expansive parks such as Leichhardt Park Whites Creek Valley Park and William Stuart Playground with the family.
Blacktown City is located about 35km from Sydney CBD and 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. There are more than 800 open spaces perfect for picnics, gathering, resting, working out or just chilling out, and there are playgrounds for the kids.
Nurragingy Reserve’s bushland covers over 84 hectares of Rooty Hill. Here you can enjoy picnics, barbeques, play equipment, nature trails, gardens, and scenic views. Catch a traditional blacksmitthing demonstration at the Blacksmith Hut on the occasional weekend. Frolick around the water sprays with the children for a bit of refreshing fun at the Water Splash Area. Sydney is home to Wet N Wild, a water park that the entire family will enjoy – there are slides and rides for everyone!
The inner west is unlike anything you will find anywhere else in Australia!