South West Sydney
Live in Sydney’s South West area, and enjoy a great mix of stunning natural scenery, shopping malls and buzzing social spaces
The towns that make up Sydney’s South West are spread out along the historic Georges River, just a short drive from downtown. Make your home here and you’ll experience some of New South Wales’ greatest natural and cultural treasures first-hand, and enjoy endless opportunities for adventure.
Wander the pathways of Georges River Nature Reserve and discover rock engravings carved by indigenous ancestors, or marvel at Campbelltown Arts Centre’s more modern artworks. Sporting culture is a serious business in Sydney’s South West, and you’ll find plenty of places to try extreme pursuits - including skydiving, mountain biking and horse riding.
Of course, the best way to keep fit is to explore the magnificent wild spaces for which the South West is famous. Tackle the Australian Botanic Garden’s winding bike trails or spend the day hiking the coastal walks of the Royal National Park. To the south of the region, Dharawal National Park is another scenic gem well worth the trek, and one of the few places near Sydney where you can still encounter wild koalas.
With so much to explore you’ll need to keep your strength up, so you’ve got a good excuse to sample Sydney’s varied culinary delights. For traditional Australian fare, head to the Macarthur Regional Farmers Market, where you can buy fresh produce and eat barbecue with your fingers. Or soak up the colourful sights and pungent smells of nearby Cabramatta’s Vietnamese markets, snacking on fresh sugarcane juice and pandan waffles as you go.