A Weekend In Macarthur

 

Connected communities. Tick. Good schools. Tick.  Fresh country air. Tick. Unparalleled lifestyle. Definitely. You’ve finally settled on Macarthur as the place to build your home, so now it’s time to explore your new home town.  Here, we give you a rundown of some of the hotspots in the area.

 

BACK TO NATURE

Fresh air and the great Australian outdoors are intrinsic to the Macarthur way of life, and if you haven’t considered yourself the outdoors type before, you will once you move to Macarthur.

Sprawled over 416 hectares, the Australian Botanic Gardens is a regular weekend fixture thanks to the huge variety of activities and amenities it offers. Not only are there stunning displays of native Australian plants but the picnic and BBQ areas are perfect for summer catch ups with friends; and the meandering walking and cycle tracks are ideal for letting off steam. 

It doesn’t matter if you are a novice or an avid bushwalk, Macarthur has walks to suit everyone. Being bordered by the Nepean and Georges Rivers means you can amble along the water’s edge or choose to explore the stunning Dharawal National Park. Visit www.macarthur.com.au to find out about their informative guided walks with local Indigenous guides.

 

KIDDING AROUND

Put simply, Macarthur is a child’s wonderland. There are wide open spaces, dedicated play parks and activities for young people of all ages. 

In the warmer months, kids can splash about at the all-inclusive Curry Reserve Water Play Space.  Right next to John Oxley Cottage in Elderslie, there are also picnic and BBQ facilities to use while the kids enjoy their water play.

The Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space is the place to be for older children.  With adventure play equipment including a 30-metre cable ride and sky surfing plus a passive recreation space it keeps the teenagers out of trouble and into the outdoors. 

Then there’s the state of the art Julia Reserve Youth Precinct in Oran Park. Complete with basketball courts, ping pong tables, a skate park and recreation centre, this brand-new development is the ultimate facility for young people and families from all around Macarthur.  

 

SHOP 'TIL YOU DROP!

Unlike other country precincts, the beauty of Macarthur is that you don’t have to leave the area to stay ahead of the fashion trends. From strip shopping to purpose-built plazas, you will definitely be as fashionable as your Sydney counterparts.

Macarthur Square is a shopper’s paradise with some major retailers like David Jones and H & M plus an array of everyday go-to’s like Big W and Target. So it doesn’t matter if you’re into high-end design or everyday run around clothes for the kids, it has you covered.  There’s also lots of dining options plus cinemas and bowling.

Then there’s Narellan Town Centre.  With over 220 specialty stores ranging from fashion to food and beauty to Big W, it has something for everyone.  The Kids Club is an added bonus!

 

ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY

Camden is also a mecca for history buffs. Cobbitty Village named by Governor Macquarie in 1812 is made up of immaculately kept historic buildings and divine country vistas.  The monthly Saturday market is a must: pick up a beautiful homemade gift, devour a Turkish Gozleme or buy something new for the garden. There’s also free entertainment, face painting and a petting farm for the kids.  The Camden Museum and Historical Society, as well as pristine heritage farms and properties will definitely keep the history aficionados occupied.

 

FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD

Macarthur is renowned as a foodie’s paradise, particularly Camden, where award-winning fresh produce and quality dining experiences are the norm. 

Long lingering lunches at a delicious winery, casual café catch-ups or fine dining for a special occasion- the choice is yours.

TASTE Camden Festival is an annual highlight and gives festival-goers an opportunity to travel around the culinary world.  Pasta, dumplings and Paella are just some of the things you’ll be able to try at this ever-popular community gathering.

There’s also the renowned Camden Produce Market that is held weekly at the Camden Town Farm. Here you can sample the local olive oil, fresh bread and cheeses that make Macarthur such a mecca for gourmands.

 

RELAXATION AT HOME

And then, after a busy day doing whatever it is you love to do you have peace of mind knowing you are coming back to your very own custom-built home, where you can cosy up on the couch or sit outside with a glass of wine and cheese that you purchased from the market.

Call us today to see how we can help make your tree change dreams come true.