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With a ticket or Opal card in hand, Sydney Trains’ extensive network allows you to travel beyond the city centre and discover the cultural, natural and historical draw cards of the wider Sydney area
From Berowra in the north and the Royal National Park in the south to the Blue Mountains in the west, there is a seemingly endless abundance of places to visit and things to do.
Known for its cozy cafés, contemporary restaurants, bushwalking delights, scene stealing landscapes and unbelievable panoramic views, the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains region offers something for everyone.
Sydney's best kept gourmet secret, Cabramatta is a bustling marketplace of exotic fruits, vegetables, meat and special ingredients needed for more than a dozen South East Asian cuisines. A melting pot of cultures, the suburb is home to plenty of soup stands, food stalls and restaurants sure to please your palate.
- Plan your culinary safari around Cabramatta's attractions and events before taking the T2 Inner West & South Line, T3 Bankstown Line or T5 Cumberland Line to Cabramatta Station.
Not only is South Cronulla safe for swimming and close to shops and cafes, it's the only Sydney beach you can reach entirely by train. Spend the day swimming, surfing or simply lazing on the sand. Enjoy a taste of the areas heritage by catching a connecting bus to nearby Kurnell and exploring the historic place where Captain James Cook first landed in 1770.
Sydney Olympic Park
Sydney Olympic Park hosted the 'best Olympic Games ever', and the dedication of Sydney Trains staff was a major contributor to this success. Hone your skills at one of the precinct's sporting venues, see local and international performers at Allphones Arena or enjoy world-class sporting games at ANZ Stadium.
The original market gardens for European settlement, Parramatta holds a special place in Sydney's history. Historic buildings, such as Elizabeth Farm and Government House, blend comfortably with the metropolitan environment of Parramatta, while the cultural capital of Sydneys west boasts a unique blend of international cultures and flavours sure to tantalise your tastebuds.
During a visit to Sydneys west, experience high-energy rafting in Penrith at Penrith Whitewater Stadium. The venue became famous when it hosted the 2000 Olympic Games canoe/kayak slalom events and can be easily reached with a connecting bus service from Penrith Station. Close to Penrith Station, you'll find a mix of national chain stores, specialist retailers and local boutiques ideal for a day of retail therapy.
Royal National Park
Sydney's Royal National Park was the first gazetted national park in the world. Its lush habitats range from heath to rainforest, to open woodland and estuarine systems, with plenty of bushwalking and mountain biking trails weaving their way across the park. Bordered by many towns and villages, including Bundeena, Waterfall and Heathcote, and encompassing stretches of pristine coastline, there's plenty to see and do throughout the Royal National Park.
- To get there, take the T4 Eastern Suburbs & Illawarra Line to Loftus, Engadine, Heathcote or Waterfall stations.