Comprising Camden, Campbelltown and Wollondilly LGAs, the Macarthur district is home to around 250,000 mostly content and happy locals. Our district has a buoyant and ever developing hospitality industry. Macarthur restaurants have become the envy of surrounding districts and many people travel from Liverpool and beyond to Campbelltown restaurants, Camden restaurants, Picton restaurants and Narellan restaurants.
We live in a geographical paradise. Along with our own bushland a rural riches we are also very close to Sydney and Wollongong. Everything we need and want is in macarthur, or close by. Macarthur also has wonderful cultural and sporting facilities, a colonial heritage second to none and natural treasures in abundance.
For visitors there are many surprises in Macarthur:
- Campbelltown Arts Centre is arguably the finest arts centre in Australia, outside of a capital city. It houses a slick cafe wonderfully situated in the city's Japanese Garden.
- Austalian Botanic Garden Mount Annan is a 400 hectare parcel of land dedicated to Australia's natural flora. Just off the F5, it is a superb weekend destination just 40 minutes from the centre of Sydney. The National PlantBank is now open at the garden.
- Macarthur is home to many public golf courses ranging from typical suburban club courses to spectacular, world class layouts. With top shelf accommodation like Rydges Campbelltown, The Hermitage, Camden Valley Inn, Quest Campbelltown and Narellan Motor Inn Macarthur is definitely a great destination for a weekend golf trip. For complete listings of our districts golf courses and many other facilities, go to Visit Macarthur.
- Macarthur Square shopping centre is one of the biggest and best in the state. Home to wonderful retailers like Borders Books, David Jones, Australian Geographic, ABC Shop and over 100 fashion stores you can spend a whole day at the centre. Into the night Kellicar Lane comes alive with a great selection of top quality restaurants.
- Our district's colonial history is only surpassed by Sydney CBD and Parramatta. The Macarthur family are credited with birthing Australia's agriculture industry at Camden Park. The house and farm Belgenny still stand today. Belgenny has regular open days and is a fascinating visit.
- Macarthur is made up of many thousands of hectares of water catchment. Therefore, not only do we have some of the best bush walking opportunities close to Sydney, we also have five dams you can visit. Most have great facilities and are a perfect destination for a family picnic, big or small.
- Trainworks is located in Thirlmere, which like many towns, was born with the coming of the Great Southern Railway in 1863 to 1867. The 5-hectare rail corridor site houses an amazing collection of rolling stock items, associated with the history of the railways in NSW.
- Right next door to Rydges Campbelltown is The Cube, a state of the art convention and entertainment centre.
As I said - I am sure that if you haven't been to our district for a while this list may surprise you. Have a look around my website and then come have a look around our district.