If you’re planning on visiting Sydney’s Western Suburbs or even live in the area, you’ll be wanting to find some fun things to do to entertain yourself. When people think of Sydney they almost always focus on the CBD and harbor area, but there’s so much more awaiting the adventurous who travel west to discover some hidden gems.
Let’s take a look at some fun things to do in the Western Suburbs area of one of Australia’s most famous cities.
#1 – Check Out the Museum of Fire
Located in Penrith in the shadows of the Blue Mountains is the Museum of Fire. A non-profit organisation run by the local community, the Museum of Fire is a display designed to preserve the firefighting heritage of the region, along with educating people on the dangers of fires and firefighting.
There is a large hall housing all sorts of memorabilia, including 18th century horse-drawn fire carts and old motorised fire trucks. Display cases showcase all the gear firefighters have worn and used over the years, and there are plenty of things to see and do outdoors at the museum as well.
It’s a great place for anyone to visit and especially families.
#2 – Skyline Drive-In Theatre
One of the few remaining drive-in theatres in the country, the Skyline, located in Blacktown, is a throwback to a bygone era. Spending a few hours indulging in an outdoor movie really offers up a nostalgic feel for some or a brand new experience for those who have never been to the drive-in before.
The Skyline Drive-In Theatre first opened way back in 1963, closed down for a spell in 2013 for refurbishment and is now fully operating once more. It’s definitely worth a look.
#3 – Entertainment Clubs
If you fancy an entertainment club, Western Sydney really spoils you for choice. Lidcombe is a suburb that seems to be a hot spot of quality entertainment clubs; whether it be a Lidcombe bowling club, pokies, bar and restaurant combined, you’re bound to discover a Lidcombe club that takes your fancy.
The really cool things about entertainment clubs are they offer up a whole host of things to do and even cater to the kids if you’re a family unit. There is both daytime and nighttime entertainment, dining, live bands and so much more. You’ll never be bored in Sydney’s West.
#4 – Wet’n’Wild Water Park
Another great option for singles, couples, groups and families. A day out at a water park is a guaranteed fun time for everyone.
Located in Prospect in Western Sydney, Wet’n’Wild is a fantastic way to cool off, go for some thrill rides on the myriad of water slides, or simply just chill out in the massive wave pool. Ride a tube down Boomerang Bay, or try and catch one of the swells as they constantly roll in.
There is plenty of food and drink for sale inside the park, making it the perfect venue to spend an entire day.
#5 – Food and Coffee Heaven In Parramatta
Every region of any major city has a chic destination, and in Sydney’s West that area is Parramatta. Here you will discover some of the best restaurants, bars and cafes in all of Sydney. There is truly something to suit everyone’s palate and budget when it comes to dining choices, and if you love coffee, prepare yourself to be blown away by the quality on offer at the numerous cafes.
#6 – Head Further West Into the Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains is home to some of the most spectacular scenery and National Parks in all of Australia. If you want to get away from city life for a while, then the Blue Mountains is the place to be.
Explore iconic mountain towns like Katoomba, Blackheath, Springwood and others, or spend the day hiking along mountain trails, where you will encounter caves, waterfalls, mountain streams and local wildlife.
Take an amazing ride on the Blue Mountains Scenic Railway, one of the very best ways to experience the sights and sounds of nature.
It really is a relaxing getaway and probably worth staying somewhere overnight so you have loads of time to explore the region.