Get outdoors and visit the Western Sydney Parklands, with 9 new tracks and trails open to the public.
While we love to stay indoors during the cooler months (curling up with a glass of mulled wine or tucking into a delicious Sunday Roast), sometimes we’re in the mood to get moving too. As gyms and fitness studios reopen across the city, many of us are finding ways to break a sweat once again. But for those of us who want to explore our own backyard and get out of the inner city, we’ve found just the place to visit.
Say hello to Sydney’s biggest backyard, the Western Sydney Parklands. This is Australia’s largest urban park with plenty of spots to soak in the great outdoors. In fact, the park contains an epic dose of adventure with over 60km of tracks and trails ready to be explored.
Throughout the Western Sydney Parklands, you’ll find plenty of walks, picnic spots, BBQ stations and playgrounds, all in the fresh air to help Sydneysiders get active from a safe social distance. Located less than an hour’s drive from the CBD, the Western Sydney Parklands are perfect for those wanting to walk, run or even cycle their way through the great outdoors.
The best bit? The parklands feature a range of trails to suit every fitness level, with walks taking anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours to complete. Whether you’re in the mood for a leisurely stroll or a challenging route, there’s something for everything. Plus, head to the Western Sydney Parklands website to plan your trip with a range of digital maps to help you navigate the parklands with ease.
There are 3 key areas to the parklands for punters to explore:
- Blacktown Area: in the northern part of the parklands you’ll find four new walking trails including the Bungarribee Trail (4.6km), Heart Crossing Loop (2.3km), Binyang Matta Trail (6.7km) and Binyang Matta Short Loop (1.9km) – all of which are close to the newly opened Western Sydney Zoo.
- Fairfield Area: at the centre of the parklands you’ll find the longer, more challenging tracks including Moonrise Loop (6.2km), Sugarloaf Loop (2km) and Pimelea Loop (1.6km).
- Liverpool Area: this area boasts such of the most popular tracks including the Plough and Harrow Loop (1.6km) and the longer
Spotted Gums Trail (3km).
Ready to get outdoors? Plan your visit to the Western Sydney Parklands by visiting their website here.