Quality Inn Penrith
261 Mulgoa Road
Penrith, NS 2750
Phone: (61) 2 47345555
Fax: (61) 2 47345500
261 Mulgoa Road, Penrith, NS, AU, 2750
- Phone: (61) 2 47345555
- Fax: (61) 2 47345500
Just one hour out of Sydney's City Centre, The Featherdale Wildlife Park is Australia's largest private collection of native animals. In a bush land setting, the collection includes koalas, wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, emus, dingoes, crocodiles, Tasmanian devils, fairy penguins and a large number of native birds. An Australian style cafe, barbecues, picnic areas and a large souvenir shop are just some of the distractions from the "furry" friends.
The McQuade Park has been a hot spot for locals in and around the vicinity. The place is buzzing with events like the "Loop" that entertain the whole family.
This wonderful park in Camden was opened a while back (in 1906), and has a number of different places to visit within the park. Places to visit include the wisteria walk, a heritage rose garden, a shelter (built in 1913) in memory of Mrs Elizabeth Macarthur Onslow, and a Cenotaph honoring those who served in World War I. Be sure to visit with the whole family, or it's just as peaceful if you go alone.
Less than one hour from Sydney, Gledswood is the original home of a famous, Australian pioneering family in the Camden district. Gledswood Homestead and Winery offers a one-stop, value-packed experience including sheep shearing, wool classing, spinning, whip cracking, boomerang throwing, wine tasting and encounters with both domestic and native animals. The highlight is a big barbecue lunch at the property's Country Eating House (vegetarian meals available on request).
Old Government House is the the oldest surviving public building in Australia and dates back to 1799 which was extended by Governor Macquarie between 1815 and 1816. Some of the original 18th century joinery, doors and other details still survive. Its interiors have been carefully restored and contain the most important collection of early colonial furniture in Australia. Well worth a visit and more interesting are the Ghost Tours arranged here on Fridays every month. These tours are in addition to the school programs conducted for children and other informative talks and seminars.
To refer to the Parramatta Park as just your regular neighborhood park would be unjust. The existence of the park is entwined with the history of the region as well as the country. Once the home of aboriginal settlers, the park was where the Darug tribe lived, and the proof of this can be found in several artifacts of archeological significance in some pockets of the park. The park is also where Governor Philips founded the second European settlement in New South Wales, and the area served as an essential feeding ground for the settlers on account of the land's rich agricultural potential. The Parramatta Park has been placed on UNESCO's World Heritage List because it is also home to some of the country's oldest buildings, like the Old Government House and the Dairy Cottage. See the website or call to know more about the park.