West Sydney is a large area with lots to see and do to keep both visitors and locals entertained. Whether you’re looking for something to do during the day or at night, you’ll be spoilt for options in the Western Suburbs district.
In this post, we’ll take a look at some of your best options to keep yourself entertained in Sydney’s outer suburbs.
#1 – Indoor Skydiving In Penrith
Want to experience the thrill of skydiving without jumping out of a plane? Then try your hand at indoor skydiving. It’s fun, it’s exhilarating, much cheaper than doing real skydiving and it’s far less scary.
The indoor skydiving facility at iFLY Downunder gives participants the experience of a freefall dive from 4km above the Earth, without even having to be outdoors. Using a powerful wind generator to lift you off the ground, you can spread your arms and legs and hang suspended in mid-air with the wind in your hair.
It’s a cool and memorable experience for everyone and it’s totally safe. In fact, it’s so safe that even children as young as 3 can give it a try.
#2 – Watch the NRL Grand Final In Homebush
Every year around the end of September or very early October, Homebush Stadium (also known as ANZ Stadium or the Olympic Stadium) in Sydney’s west plays host to the NRL Grand Final.
Whether you’re a fan of the footy or not, just being a part of this spectacular afternoon and evening of thrilling entertainment is something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. Imagine the atmosphere of being surrounded by 80+ thousand excited fans screaming and cheering in the stands as the action unfolds down below.
It’s a true adrenalin rush and well worth experiencing at least once.
#3 – Enjoy Live Entertainment At a Lidcombe Entertainment Club
If you enjoy a good social club, Western Sydney is the place to be. The atmosphere is friendly and relaxed out in the suburbs and the prices are fair and reasonable as well. Kick back at a Lidcombe social club or enjoy some entertainment in the Parramatta district.
Wherever you choose to be, if you love nightlife and live entertainment, Sydney’s Western Suburbs offers up so many choices. You could even do a social club hop, checking out a number of different venues all in the one evening.
Start off with some quiet drinks at one place early in the evening, trek to another for a sumptuous meal, then move on to a third club to party the night away. Many venues in the area are within walking distance or just a short cab ride, so it’s easy to get around and enjoy Western Sydney nightlife.
#4 – Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park
Located in Doonside, the Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park is definitely a fantastic daytime entertainment option for people of all ages. As the name suggests, the park is teeming with Australian wildlife, where you can get up close and personal with:
● Lizards and other reptiles
● Koala bears
● Native birds
● Australian marsupials
● And many more…
You can even have your photo taken with one of the park’s furry and friendly inhabitants to keep as a souvenir.
#5 – Be Blown Away At the Sydney Coliseum Theatre
Also conveniently located in Sydney’s Western Suburbs is the Sydney Coliseum Theatre, which is a lyric theatre offering up a whole host of entertainment.
Take in a comedy show, the ballet, a musical or even a play. There is even live music if you’re looking to party and you can purchase food and drinks at the venue.
If a little bit of cultural entertainment is more your style, the Coliseum is the place to be.
#6 – Check Out the Aussie Night Markets In Blacktown
The perfect hot spot to grab a bite to eat and a cold drink any time of the year. Conveniently located in Blacktown the Aussie Night Markets is loads of fun for everyone. Even if you’re on your own, you won’t feel alone as you join the crowd on the last Friday of every month.
Along with food and drinks, you’ll also be treated to live entertainment, events and promotions to keep you amused.