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Barnsley is located at the northern end of Lake Macquarie, near West Wallsend. One of the largest coastal saltwater lakes in the Southern Hemisphere, Lake Macquarie is surrounded by cosy holiday towns like Belmont, Wangi Wangi, Cooranbong, Swansea and Toronto. Enjoy a sunny afternoon in one of the many boats that grace the shimmering water, catch a wave at one of four patrolled beaches or venture into the mountains for a picnic lunch and sightseeing walk. There are a mammoth 92 towns and villages, 29 public boat ramps, 28 public jetties and wharves and seven marina berths around Lake Macquarie, making it the perfect family holiday destination.

Barnsley: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation

Discover the amazing world of nuclear science at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation's (ANSTO) at Lucas Heights. Using some of Australia's most significant science infrastructure including the OPAL research reactor, neutron beam instruments and accelerators, ANSTO is home to Australia's only nuclear research reactor.

ANSTO offers a range of tours including the free 'Up and Atom' public tours, educational tours for schools and one-off tours for groups of 12 or more. On a tour you'll get a rare glimpse inside the realm of some of Australia's leading scientists who are helping address health issues such as multiple sclerosis and Alzheimer's disease; understand climate variability; and develop new technologies for industry.

ANSTO also offers a number of hands-on kids school holiday workshops which are a great way for children to learn about science concepts in a fun and interactive way.

For tour times and bookings, visit the ANTSO website.

New Illawarra Road
Lucas Heights, NSW, 2234

Located 3.8K from Barnsley

Sydney Tramway Museum

Sydney Tramway Museum provides a nostalgic and educational insight into the lifestyle of Sydneysiders during the 100 year period of tramway operation from 1861 to 1961, with trams running, plus restoration works-in-progress, exhibits and photos depicting the development and operation of tramways. Trams carry passengers towards Sutherland and to The Royal National Park along the former railway line (two kilometres).

The Museum houses an extensive collection of Sydney trams from 1896 to 1952, plus trams from Brisbane, Melbourne, Ballarat, San Francisco, Nagasaki, Berlin, Munich and Milan, enabling comparisons between the different tramcar designs. A double-deck tram from Hobart and a tram from Kalgoorlie are to be restored. The Museum also houses Sydney's last remaining double-deck trolley-bus.

A small bookshop and kiosk sells a range of books, postcards, souvenirs and light refreshments. Picnic facilities including electric barbecues are available within the grounds.

A wholly volunteer-run organisation. Tramway preservation since 1950.

Corner Rawson Avenue (Old Princes Highway) and Pitt Street,
Adjacent to Loftus Railway Station,
(Road access from north via Sutherland Shops)
Loftus, NSW, 2232

Located 4.4K from Barnsley

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre is a spectacular arts complex offering exhibitions, art courses and workshops, artist talks and special art events. Set amid extensive landscaped gardens, the combination of a major public gallery and community gallery with a comprehensive arts centre, state-of-the-art theatrette, gallery shop and Terrace Cafe is quite unique providing a "complete creative" resource.

Over 15 national and international travelling exhibitions are presented in the regional gallery annually, whilst the community gallery exhibits and sells local artists' work in a regularly changing program. Workshop studios include a fully equipped new media studio, print workshop and ceramics studio with the original Hazelhurst cottage on the grounds utilised as an artist-in-residence space. The theatrette hosts a regular programme of films, performances and lectures.

Located five minutes' walk from Gymea Railway Station (Illawarra Line) and a 40 minute drive from Sydney's Central Business District.

782 Kingsway
Gymea, NSW, 2227

Located 6.4K from Barnsley

Barnsley: Events

Reel Sydney Festival of World Cinema

The annual Reel Sydney Festival of World Cinema is a screen culture initiative by Cinewest in partnership with Sutherland Shire Council, to be held at Sutherland Entertainment Centre.

The Rainbow Room will be transformed into a hub of outstanding world movies as a specially curated program of international features and featurettes is presented across three sessions.

Features will screen on the Friday and Saturday evenings at 7.30pm with an 11am Saturday screening of featurettes. A light lunch is included with the matinee while pre screening dining is available on Friday and Saturday night.

Event Dates
      20th May
      21st May

30 Eton Street
Sutherland, NSW, 2232

Located 4.3K from Barnsley

St George and Sutherland Shire Home Show

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The inaugural event will be held at the Sutherland Basketball Stadium in August, 2015.

On display will be products and services for building, renovating, decorating/design, maintenance
DIY and lifestyle for the home.

Prizes, competitions and demonstrations to entertain, educate and brighten up the day for visitors.
There will be a seminar programme which will provide a forum for visitors to be well informed and pick up free tips on a vast array of topics.

Free parking.

Event Dates
      29th Aug
      30th Aug
      29th Aug
      30th Aug

Waratah Park Reserve
Sutherland, NSW, 2232

Located 4.4K from Barnsley

Shire Farmers Market

Visit the Sutherland Shire to experience a market atmosphere like no other with stalls selling freshly grown produce, mouthwatering food, barista grade coffee and much more.

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150 Flora Street
Sutherland, NSW, 2232

Located 4.4K from Barnsley

Wild Ones Art and Design Market


After having 4 successful years of the Wild Ones Market it is time to change it up. We are developing a special yearly market day dedicated to designers, makers, artists and the handmade.

More information will be available soon. Stay tuned!

See you in the Wild!

Event Dates
      15th Nov

782 The Kingsway
Gymea, NSW, 2227

Located 6.4K from Barnsley

Hazelhurst Art Fest

Come to Hazelhurst to celebrate the current exhibition Labours of Love: Australian Quilts 1850-2015, with a day of free family fun where you can discover and enjoy art in all forms!

View the quilt exhibitions, take a free guided tour, shop the Wild Ones Art and Design Market, take part in a free art making workshop, enjoy the delicious food options available, or sit back and relax on the lawn to the grooves of DJ Mr Crispe. You can also pop in to the theatrette for a free screening of 'How to make an Amercian Quilt' at 10.30am.

Event Dates
      30th Aug
      15th Nov
      28th Feb

782 Kingsway
Gymea Bay, NSW, 2227

Located 6.4K from Barnsley

Writers Unleashed Festival

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Writers Unleashed is a writers and readers conference held in November. With author talks, book sales and signing as well as editor consultations. Come along this year to hear authors: Jacqueline Harvey, Nadia Wheatley, Sulari Gentill, Belinda Murrell, Ber Carroll, Emily Maguire, Trinity Doyle and many more experienced authors.

Topics of the sessions range from: place, inspiration, characterisation, the graphic novel, writing for middle grade, romance and being published. This year there will also be a book launch with Sulari Gentil. A fully catered event, it is held at Tradies in Gymea, Sydney. Winners of the Picture Book Writing Competition will also be announced. Organised by the Fellowship of Australian Writers - Sutherland Branch this is their 7th year.

Event Dates
      14th Nov
      14th Nov

Gymea Bay, NSW, 2227

Located 6.7K from Barnsley

Gymea Village Fair

*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
Gymea Village hosts one of the Shire's most successful Spring Fairs boasting more than 120 stall holders from food stalls to fashion, wine to flowers.

There are two stages packed with nonstop entertainment including local talent from all over The Shire and Sydney. Kids shows, band, dance acts and much more which will keep you entertained as you enjoy the festivities

The Gymea Spring Fair is your chance to experience new and exciting foods. From Turkey to Mexico and everywhere in between. No day out is complete without fairy floss, snow cones and face painting for the kids. There are rides and show bags to make sure that everyone has a smile for the entire day. There is something for everyone!

Event Dates
      25th Oct
      25th Oct

Gymea Village,
Gymea Bay Road
Gymea, NSW, 2227

Located 7.2K from Barnsley

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