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Get Back on Track and Rediscover Your Sense of Adventure in Sydney’s Biggest Backyard

Source: Western Sydney Parklands
Archived 4 Aug 2020 - Posted: 5 Jun 2020
Whether you’re after a relaxing weekend, looking for a kid-friendly destination or eager to get active outdoors, look no further than Western Sydney Parklands. With over 60km of tracks and trails waiting to be explored plus award-winning playgrounds, activities and lookouts, get off the beaten track and into Sydney’s Biggest Backyard.

Why go?

The largest urban park in Australia has just launched nine new tracks and trails. Ideal for walking, running and cycling, there is a track and trail to suit all ages and fitness levels. Whether you’re out with the family, socialising with friends, taking time out for yourself or want to workout, Western Sydney Parklands is an opportunity to get back to the things that matter most – fresh air, nature & fun.

Get to know Western Sydney Parklands’ Tracks & Trails:

Western Sydney Parklands stretches across 27km, with each area featuring a selection of walks, picnic shelters, barbecue stations and playgrounds. Every area comes with a downloadable, digital map to help you choose the track or trail that’s right for you:

Blacktown Area: In the northern part of the Parklands, the Blacktown Area is home to four new tracks and trails that pass through spectacular scenery. Spot local wildlife on the Bungarribee Trail (4.6km), Heart Crossing Loop (2.3km), Binyang Matta Trail (6.7km) and Binyang Matta Short Loop (1.9km) – all are graded easy and are in close proximity to the new Sydney Zoo.

Fairfield Area (Lizard Log and The Dairy): Sitting right in the centre of the Parklands, Fairfield connects Lizard Log with The Dairy. Here you will find some of the longer and more challenging trails including Moonrise Loop (6.2km), Sugarloaf Loop (2km) and Pimelea Loop (1.6km). The Moonrise Lookout also offers one of the most spectacular views of the Sydney City skyline.

Liverpool Area: Featuring the popular Plough and Harrow Loop (1.6km) and the longer Spotted Gums Trail (3km), the Liverpool Area at the southern end on the Parklands is a family favourite thanks to the near-by action-packed playground. TreeTops Adventure Park is also within the vicinity for those seeking an additional activity.

Locations not to be missed:

  • The Dairy: for a peaceful picnic spot
  • Lizard Log: for the nature-themed playground and Saturday markets
  • Plough and Harrow West: perfect for large family events with a selection of picnic shelters and open spaces
  • Sugarloaf ridge and Moonrise Lookout: for great views of Sydney’s CBD and Western Sydney
  • All tracks and trails: for walking, running and cycling. All are dog-friendly for those on a leash!

What to know before you go?

Western Sydney Parklands is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can enter the Parklands via walking, cycling, and during certain hours by car too (please check the website for full access information). If visiting in summer don’t forget to bring a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle, and remember to download one or all of the digital maps.
 

 
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