Free events at Australia's largest urban park

Australia’s largest urban park is throwing open the gates with a series of free events and activities for all ages.

Until Saturday 4 August, Western Sydney Parklands (WSP) is going on show to mark its 50-year milestone.

Known as Sydney’s Biggest Backyard, WSP covers 5,280 hectares and 27 kilometres from north to south and is home to award-winning picnic and recreational areas such as Bungarribee, Lizard Log and Wylde Mountain bike park, as well as major entertainment facilities and sports venues.

Sydney’s Biggest Backyard On Show is a public celebration of a successful 50-year-old vision for open space in Western Sydney.

The program of activities includes Aboriginal Stargazing at The Dairy, bird watching at Plough & Harrow, and a high-intensity Spartan Workout Tour in the great outdoors - there is a plethora of events and special offers to suit all walks of life.

For pooch loving folk, visit one of Sydney’s biggest off-leash dog areas, the Warrigal Dog Run. Grab your four-legged friend and be dragged along on a Street Paws two-kilometre amble through the beautiful pathways at Bungarribee as a warm up for the WSP Street Paws Festival in late winter.

Joining in the celebrations, Sydney Motorsport Park will open its gates for people to take the family car on a free ‘dawn patrol’ around the iconic circuit. In addition, Sydney Zoo will provide a sneak peek at the soon to be world-class zoo, exhibiting a wide range of animals in a safari-like experience, due to open in early-2019 at Bungarribee.

Get your Tarzan on and hang out at TreeTops at Plough and Harrow with a buy-one-get-one-free offer. Climb, weave and fly through magnificent gum trees on a self-guided rope course and experience the iconic Australian bush like never before. People from as young as three years and up can monkey around in total safety at the multi-award-winning adventure land. 

The Parklands provides a home for popular tourist destinations such as Wet’n’Wild and Sydney Dragway, as well as legacy Olympic sites, such as the equestrian, baseball, softball and shooting venues.