Enjoy Looking and Feeling Amazing in Sydney West and Blue Mountains NSW
Beautiful as well as historic, Katoomba combines its five-star natural wonders with a long list of wonderful lifestyle components. With fresh mountain air, awesome views, a heritage guesthouse or a world-class walk, Katoomba has what you’re looking for, just 90 minutes from the heart of Sydney.
Katoomba is situated on the Great Western Highway 110 km (68 mi) west of Sydney and 39 km (24 mi) south-east of Lithgow. Katoomba railway station is on the Main Western line. Katoomba and nearby Medlow Bath were first developed as tourist destinations towards the end of the 19th century when a series of hotels were built and then repeatedly extended.
In the town of Katoomba you will find many restaurants and cafes. Katoomba’s Paragon Café is a traditional favourite, a legend for its afternoon teas as much as for its decor. This opulent, glittering café is an outstanding example of Katoomba’s Art Deco style, with ornate panelling, chandeliers and Oriental carpets.
Known as the adventure capital of NSW, Penrith features a stellar line up of fun places to go, great things to do and experience for your next weekend adventure you’re sure not to forget. Situated only 50 minutes from Sydney, at the foot of the beautiful Blue Mountains, your next adventure starts here.
Peppers Penrith Stadium, is the home of the Penrith Panthers NRL team. Penrith has a number of local sporting clubs, the best known being the Penrith Panthers rugby league club who play in the National Rugby League.
Penrith is one of the major commercial centres in Greater Western Sydney, the suburb contains two shopping centres. Penrith can also be accessed from St. Marys and Mt. Druitt via the Great Western Highway.
Richmond, one of the original five Macquarie Towns, is now a substantial outer western suburb of Sydney. Located on slightly raised land beside the Hawkesbury-Nepean River, it is an interesting combination of modern outer suburbia with a significant number of important historic buildings dating from the 1810s and 1820s.
The appeal of Richmond is to wander. If you are prepared to explore and to walk you will begin to appreciate what an elegant town Richmond must have been by the 1850s. Due to its inland location, Richmond has hotter summer days than Sydney CBD, with temperatures sometimes reaching highs of 42 °C (108 °F).
St Marys is a suburb in western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is 45 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Penrith.
St Marys sits between South Creek which forms the western boundary and Ropes Creek, its eastern boundary. The main commercial area of St Marys, is primarily on Queen Street, with some shops along Railway Street, and the Great Western Highway.
Windsor is the largest of the Macquarie towns and, as such, is the administrative centre of the Hawkesbury area. Governor Lachlan Macquarie established the five Macquarie towns in the Hawkesbury Valley – Windsor, Richmond, Castlereagh, Wilberforce and Pitt Town in 1810.
The town is rich in historic buildings and it would be easy to spend a day exploring all the 19th century buildings in the town. Windsor is located 56 kilometres north-west of Sydney via the M2.
Hawkesbury Regional Museum in Windsor has a long history including a rich indigenous cultural heritage established by the Darug people, as well as a distinctive built environment dating back to the earliest days of the colony. The Museum conserves and interprets that heritage to residents and visitors, many of whom have family links to the area.
Blacktown is a suburb in the City of Blacktown, in Greater Western Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Blacktown is located 34 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district. Blacktown is the largest of any suburb or township in New South Wales and is one of the most multicultural places in Sydney.
The Blacktown Commercial Business District is located close to Blacktown railway station. Westpoint Blacktown is a major shopping centre and there are a number of small shops, restaurants and hotels in the surrounding area. Westpoint also houses a western suburb television studio of the Nine Network.
Seven Hills is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia. Seven Hills is 34 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the City of Blacktown. Seven Hills is part of the Greater Western Sydney region. The suburb incorporates the localities of Grantham (the Grantham Estate) and Grantham Heights. Seven Hills is colloquially known as ‘Sevo’.
Seven Hills Plaza is a major Shopping centre in Seven Hills. It is located adjacent to Prospect Highway and slightly to the south-west of the railway station. It was originally opened in 1960 as Seven Hills Regional Shopping Centre.