The Great West Walk is a 65 kilometre walking route stretching from Parramatta to the foot of the Blue Mountains and takes in a large part of Blacktown City. The walk traverses a varied landscape of protected Cumberland Plain woodland, local river systems, public parklands, Australia’s oldest architecture, some of Western Sydney’s most iconic urban landscapes.
Some of the highlights within the Blacktown portion of the walk, include:
International Peace Park, Seven Hills
Blacktown Showground, Blacktown
Nurragingy Reserve, Western Sydney Parklands
Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, Western Sydney Parklands
Blacktown International Sports Park, Western Sydney Parklands
Rooty Hill Historic Site, Rooty Hill
Neoblie Historic Cottage, Rooty Hill
Federation Forest, Mount Druitt
Ropes Crossing Station Reserve, Ropes Crossing
The Great West Walk is an urban walk that passes through a mix of Cumberland Plain Woodland, public parks, urban streets and local shopping hubs. Walkers will be surprised to discover how much natural bushland exists just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
It is sign-posted, however improvements are needed. It’s advised to use the Great West Walk online map or download the GPX file from The Walking Volunteers website. Click on the website to access these files.
Please maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 metres whilst visiting.