The Macarthur region is experiencing fast population growth, due to its attractive blend of semi-rural lifestyle, booming infrastructure and affordable housing. The birthplace of the Merino Wool industry is also set to hit the tourist map, with exciting new projects adding to its natural and historic attractions.
The Macarthur region’s natural beauty is firmly on the tourist radar.
New development projects
There’s an undeniable buzz surrounding the Macarthur region, with proposed projects including a beach at Campbelltown by Crystal Lagoons and an entertainment precinct in Gregory Hills, featuring nine cinema screens, indoor family entertainment and food and beverage outlets.
This follows recent developments, such as the Macarthur Square retail shopping centre with over 300 specialty stores, and the south west rail link connecting the area to Sydney. Where there’s plenty of action and easy access to it, surrounded by natural beauty, tourists are sure to go.
Australian history is on fine display, in the Macarthur region.
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Adventure, heritage and gourmet delights
The Macarthur region offers a little bit of everything, for everyone. Just an hour’s drive southwest of the Sydney CBD, it’s perfect for a weekend escape, but the attractions warrant holiday-length exploration.
The history of colonial settlement is on fine display in the Macarthur region’s charming townships of Camden and Campbelltown. Established by agricultural pioneers, Camden Park Estate offers a first-hand look at early 19th century country homesteads, with convict-built Belgenny Farm and educational and environmental tours.
Gledswood Homestead and Winery offers history lunches, wine-infused high teas and family farm days to meet stockman and enjoy billy tea and damper. For contemporary, gourmet feasts made from fresh, local produce, the region hosts more than 100 cafes and restaurants.
In terms of adventure in the great outdoors, the action takes place on a backdrop of rolling hills and the Georges and Nepean Rivers.
In terms of adventure in the great outdoors, they take place on a backdrop of rolling hills and the Georges and Nepean Rivers. Cross-country horse riding and mountain biking are popular, however you can also take to the skies in a hot air balloon, in a vintage tiger moth or on a tandem skydive.
Then, there’s the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan, with 400 hectares of parkland, interactive sculptures and walking tracks. You’re also spoilt for choice with picnic spots, at Macarthur Park and Koshigaya Park. For indoor entertainment, the Campbelltown Arts Centre hosts an exciting calendar of events, concerts, exhibitions and performances throughout the year and it’s set for an upgrade in the near future.
With so much going on, it’s little wonder the Macarthur region is attracting tourists, as well as investors. Perhaps it’s time to take a trip and find out what all the fuss is about?