Looking for accommodation that’s close to Sydney but not in the heart of the CBD, with natural and historical attractions close at hand? Give Homebush Bay a try. Sitting on the southern shoreline of the Parramatta River, Homebush Bay is 16 kilometres to Sydney’s west. It’s close to both Homebush and Homebush West, but all three are actually different suburbs. Take a look at our Homebush Bay hotels and save on accommodation when you come to Sydney.
Bicentennial Park, which includes Homebush Bay’s mangrove wetlands, is a 40-hectare parklands with green hills and peaceful lakes. Wander along the boardwalk and have a look at the magnificent scenery, then have a picnic on the grasses or fire up the BBQ. If you prefer your meals out on the town, there are plenty of options for that too.
Homebush Bay is close to Sydney Olympic Park, which became its own suburb in 2009. Olympic Park is best known for its famous arenas. ANZ Stadium, Australia’s second biggest after the M.C.G, was built to host the 2000 Summer Olympics. Since then, it’s been used for events like rugby league games and the Sydney Big Day Out. Outside the stadium the Forest of Poles art piece brings to mind the crowds of spectators who packed the area during the Games. Also worth a visit is The Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre, a huge multi-purpose venue where you can catch sports matches, concerts, dance championships and whatever else you’re after. Food-wise, Olympic Park has everything from sushi to ribs and much more in its major hub, as well as funky cocktail bars for after dark.
One of Homebush Bay’s strangest and most unique attractions is its collection of shipwrecks. These heritage-protected vessels served Australia during both World Wars and washed up in the bay when a section of it was converted into a shipwreck yard. One of the most well-known wrecks is the SS Ayrfield, a rusty hull that sprouts thick foliage from its deck and glows a deep red at sundown.
Homebush Bay is only 16 kilometres from the Sydney CBD and its famous icons like the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge. Wot are you waiting for? Book your Homebush Bay accommodation with us!
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