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Campbelltown

About an hour's drive south-west from the centre of Sydney, Campbelltown is part of a vibrant region rich in history and heritage sites, scenic bushland and plenty of outdoor adventure. Founded in 1820 by Governor Lachlan Macquarie, Campbelltown is steeped in history and the Campbelltown Heritage Walk is the ideal way to explore the city's living history.

Campbelltown is a vibrant, bustling area that still retains a country feel. The combination of relaxing lifestyle, diverse culture and unique attractions is why more people are discovering the region, placing it at the top of their 'must visit' list.

The cultural precinct of Campbelltown includes the Campbelltown Arts Centre, Japanese Gardens, Sculptor Gardens, The CUBE Entertainment Centre and Campbelltown Visitor Information Centre.

Campbelltown has a variety of accommodation choices ranging from luxury hotels to serviced apartments, family motels and boutique B and Bs. There is something to suit all needs and budgets.

Campbelltown: Where To Go / Sightseeing

Glenalvon


Built in 1840 by Michael Byrne, this fine Colonial Georgian townhouse is home to the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society. Wander through this beautiful historic property and visit the custom built Alex Goodsell Rural Exhibition Centre, showcasing the agricultural heritage in the area. The entire complex, including the coach house and stables, sits in a peaceful heritage garden.




8 Lithgow Street
Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

Located 0.2K from Campbelltown

Dredges Cottage


Come and visit Dredges Cottage. A Veterans Recreation Centre, and the only one of its kind in Australia, Dredges Cottage features and displays memorabilia covering all theatres of conflict from the Boer War in 1902 to Vietnam.

Housed in an historic building showcasing late Victorian architecture, the centre gives you the opportunity to learn about past wars, and Campbelltown's involvement in them.

A memorial wall set in the grounds records the names of local servicemen killed in action in two World Wars. All visitors are welcome. Groups are welcome by appointment.




303 Queen Street
Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

Located 0.3K from Campbelltown

Mawson Park


Mawson Park is located on the corner of Queen and Cordeaux Streets in the central business district of Campbelltown. The park is named after Dr Mawson, brother of Sir Douglas Mawson of Antarctica fame.

The park is the site of the War Memorial and is often used for formal ceremonies such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day. The park is also popular for wedding photos because of its close proximity to St Peters Anglican Church on Cordeaux Street.

Mawson Park's facilities include seating, toilets, extensive floral gardens and children's playground equipment.




Queen Street
Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

Located 0.4K from Campbelltown

Campbelltown Craft Society


Situated in the historic Farrier's Arms Cottage, the Campbelltown Arts and Crafts Society is a local group who create magic with their creation of hand made products.

Over 50 members strong, the society boasts their art and craft talents, with each member contributing to the wide range of quality craft goods passionately made and displayed in the cottage.

An array of products is available from the society, and ranges from baby wear, to folk art, paintings, pottery, sewing, jams and preserves, silk goods, patchwork, Australiana, cottage crafts, soft toys, leatherwork, glassware, floral arts, woodwork and teddy bears.

So if you are a craft enthusiast, or are looking for that perfect little gift, stop in and browse around.




320 Queen Street
Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

Located 0.5K from Campbelltown

Campbelltown: Events

Campbelltown Rotary Observatory Viewing Night


In conjunction with Dr Ragbir Bhathal and the Campbelltown Rotary Observatory at WSU guests and visitors are invited to enjoy a night at "The Domes". The multiple telescopes can show you numerous interesting night sky objects which are up on the night, including the Moon, planets, nebulae and galaxies.

Directions: The Observatory should only be approached via Goldsmith Avenue. Turn right at University Drive and drive up to Milky Way. Just follow the signs for the Macarthur Heights Sales Office, which is across the road from the Observatory.

Accessibility: The Observatory is reached via a public stairway from Milky Way. People with disabilities are advised to contact the Society in advance via email for information regarding accessibility to the site and potential use of the telescopes. Red torches only: If you choose to bring a torch, please avoid glare when near the telescopes by covering it with red cellophane.


Event Dates
2016
      11th Jun
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University Drive and Milky Way
Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

Located 0.1K from Campbelltown

Glenalvon House Open Days


History lovers will be able to catch a glimpse of everyday life in a bygone era when the beautiful Glenalvon House in the historic Macarthur region opens its doors to the public for free entry on the first and third Monday and second Saturday of the month (February to December).

Glenalvon House was built in 1841 and is described by the National Trust as 'an exceptional two-storied sandstone home of colonial Georgian design'.

The furnished two storey colonial house provides a glimpse into Campbelltown's days early in the 19th century.

Twelve rooms are open to the public including the drawing room, the library, the nursery, and the children's bedroom. An agricultural exhibition, featuring the actual tools from colonial times is also located on the site.

Glenalvon also features a period garden, a sandstone coach house and heritage stables. The property is home to the Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society.



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8 Lithgow Street
Campbelltown South, NSW, 2560

Located 0.2K from Campbelltown

Fisher's Ghost Street Fair


All of the fun of the fair is set to return when the Festival of Fisher's Ghost descends on Mawson Park and Queen Street for the annual Street Fair.

The Street Fair is jam-packed with stalls, entertainment and free activities for people of all ages. With something for everyone, it's a great day out!


Event Dates
2016
      12th Nov


Queen Street
Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

Located 0.4K from Campbelltown

Fisher's Ghost Street Parade


One of the highlights of the annual Festival of Fisher's Ghost Festival is the Street Parade. The parade, which takes place on the first Saturday in November, has come to be seen as the official opening of the festival and a fitting way to celebrate the community spirit that the event embodies.

The parade showcases the legend of Fisher's Ghost and the diversity of the local community in a vast array of creative forms, and is an energetic, lively and colourful celebration of Campbelltown City's history and its people.


Event Dates
2016
      5th Nov


Queen Street
Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

Located 0.5K from Campbelltown

Campbelltown City Festival of Fishers Ghost


Each November, the legendary Festival of Fisher's Ghost comes alive in Campbelltown. The festival is steeped in history, dating back to 1956. It is named after Australia's most famous ghost, Frederick Fisher.

Held over 10 days, the festival features the spectacular Street Parade, the prestigious Fisher's Ghost Art Award, annual Fisher's Ghost Fun Run, a street fair, craft exhibition, open days, and a giant carnival with fireworks.

Enjoy the many events and celebrate the legend with them - if you dare.


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2016
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Queen Street
Campbelltown, NSW, 2560

Located 0.5K from Campbelltown

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