How to Make the Most of Your Western Sydney Staycation

Looking to get out and explore your own backyard? We’ve pulled together some of our favourite spots in Western Sydney to enjoy with friends, family, or even on a solo staycation. Whether you want to get back in touch with nature or zig-zag through the streets of Parramatta, there’s something for everyone in Sydney’s west.


Just 25 km from Sydney lies the bustling suburb of Parramatta. A cultural hub with a diverse range of attractions, events and dining options, you’ll want a few days to explore and experience it all. 

Penrith Whitewater Stadium

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Whitewater Rafting

The only man-made river of its kind in the southern hemisphere, Penrith Whitewater Stadium offers the thrill of whitewater rafting and kayaking for all skill levels. It’s an exhilarating experience you’ll never forget!

Western Sydney Parklands

With over 60 km of tracks and trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, dog parks, urban farms and more, there’s so much to see and do in Western Sydney Parklands. 

Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park

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Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

With a focus on native animals, Featherdale Wildlife Park has more than 2,000 animals from over 260 different species. You can even book a close encounter with crocs, koalas, penguins or quokkas.

Sydney Olympic Park

From cultural tours to kids activities, the large aquatic centre and nearby parks, Sydney Olympic Park offers a range of things to do and see for the whole family. Take a look at what’s coming up to make the most out of your visit.

Where to stay?

Nightcap at Regents Park Hotel

Nightcap at Chester Hill Hotel

Nightcap at Hume Hotel

Nightcap at High Flyer Hotel

Nightcap at Fairfield Hotel

Nightcap at Colyton Hotel

Nightcap at Blue Cattle Dog Hotel

Nightcap at Jamison Hotel

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