Campbelltown is a vibrant and creative city with an abundance of unexpected surprises, including a diverse array of heritage attractions, sporting and cultural facilities, award-winning dining and spectacular scenic bushland surrounds.
Something for everyone
More than you imagine and closer than you think, the region offers something for everyone. The combination of relaxing lifestyle, diverse blend of culture and unique attractions is what makes Campbelltown City an ideal destination to visit, live and play.
Heritage, history and character
Settled in the early 1800s, Campbelltown is rich in history and character, with links to the city’s colonial past reflected in the impressive array of heritage properties found throughout the area, including Glenalvon House and Quondong Cottage. Visitors to Campbelltown can retrace the footsteps of early pioneers on the self-guided Campbelltown Heritage Walk through the city’s heritage precinct.
Innovative and dynamic arts scene
The city’s innovative and dynamic arts scene is showcased at the Campbelltown Arts Centre which features an annual calendar of contemporary exhibitions and performances, as well as an interactive Sculpture Garden and tranquil Japanese Garden, complete with teahouse, koi fish and waterfalls.
Our natural bushland
Campbelltown’s bushland surrounds offer a scenic escape from the city. Bordered by nature reserves and the Dharawal National Park, if you enjoy a bushwalk, picturesque lookouts or a relaxing picnic - there are plenty of places to escape to. Guided bushwalks are available and offer a specialised insight and interpretation of the local environment and Indigenous history.
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan, the largest botanic garden in the southern hemisphere, is also located in Campbelltown City. The garden is set on 416 hectares and features themed gardens, picnic areas, walking and cycling tracks, and the internationally significant research facility – The Australian PlantBank.
Sport and racing
Club Menangle, the largest track in Australiasia, has made its mark on the Australian harness racing scene and is now acclaimed to be one of the best racing tracks in the world. The racing precinct hosts more than 130 meets a year, including the pinnacle race carnival on the Australasian harness racing calendar, the Inter Dominion, as well as a variety of annual exhibitions and community events.
For the sporting enthusiast, the city is home to Campbelltown Sports Stadium, one of NSW's premier football stadiums and an international standard athletics facility. The A-League's newest expansion team, Macarthur FC, will call Campbelltown Stadium home and will play in the A-League from 2020 onwards.
Campbelltown also features three golf courses, including the Campbelltown Golf Club, Macarthur Grange Country Club and the Macquarie Links International Golf Club – the preferred location for the discerning golfer and business elite of Sydney.
Shopping and dining
Macarthur Square Shopping Centre, one of the largest in the state, is the leading retail destination for the entire south west Sydney region, featuring an expansive dining and entertainment precinct, as well as boutique specialty shops and department stores.
Campbelltown’s multicultural mix has created a culture of exotic dining, with a vast choice of cuisine to experience. With more than 100 restaurants and cafes scattered throughout the Macarthur region, the range dining options continue to delight visitors and locals alike.