Situated in the centre of metropolitan Sydney, Bankstown Airport (BWU) is cited as the second biggest and busiest airport in Sydney. Operating 24 hours a day, the airport, also known as a business park, is owned by the Commonwealth and run by Bankstown Airport Limited. It consists of three parallel runways, several apron areas, a small passenger terminal, and serves to more than 180 businesses.
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Best time to visit Bankstown
Are you planning to travel in Bankstown but not sure when is the perfect time? Bankstown has a humid subtropical climate, from warm to hot summers and mild winters, which is the same to most of Western Sydney, The average summer temperature ranges from 17.6 °C to 27.8 °C (82.0 °F), while the average winter temperature ranges from 5.9°C to 18.0 °C. That's why more people prefer visiting during summer when it is not too hot nor too cold.
Travel time from Bankstown Airport to Sydney is approximately 49 minutes via rental car. First time driver should note that cars in Australia are right-hand-drive and people drive on the left side of the road. A visitor who is travelling in Bankstown can drive a rental car provided he/she has an existing driving licence for a maximum of three months after arriving in Australia.
In addition, it is recommended to purchase an International Driving Permit (IDP), which serves as an additional information of identification while travelling. Check out our Australia Travel Tips for additional useful tips should you want to explore Bankstown or other cities in Australia.
Heli Scenic Flights
Australian Aviation Museum
If you are looking for a great place to take the children, then the Australian Aviation Museum is an ideal venue especially for school holidays.
High Flyer Hotel
Searching for a perfect place to relax during the holiday or a place where you can gather all your friends? Then the High Flyer Hotel, which is situated across West Sydney's Bankstown Airport, is the right hotel for you. High Flyer Hotel offers 8 newly renovated rooms, with an ensuite, air conditioning, 40” television, a family room with private courtyard, as well as free Wi-Fi access.
Gardenia Motor Inn
Gardenia Motor Inn, which is perfectly situated from the CBD in Bass Hill, is a four-star accommodation in Sydney that has fully licensed international and seafood restaurant, fully equipped conference centre and catering facilities, and a lot more at reasonable prices. The hotel also provides dry cleaning services, guest laundry, as well as room-service for breakfast and dinner.
Situated within Bankstown Sports Club, pay a visit at Stuzzichino so you can enjoy tapas Italian style as well as pasta and fresh seafood.
Lakai Noodle Restaurant
Open 7 days for lunch & dinner located in Little Saigon Plaza on Ground floor, Lakai Noodle Restaurant is Bankstown's newest traditional Vietnamese eatery.