Westmead has a population of over 8,000 people and is one of Sydney's suburbs, located in New South Wales, Australia. This is a very popular touristic point, because of its main attractions and because of its closeness to the Parramatta River and the Parramatta Park. Westmead was, at first, a part of the Government House and became a town on this domain when it was divided, in 1859.
The town is well known due to its contribution to medical research, its many hospital facilities and its dedication to institutions helping children. Westmead is a good vacation spot due to its vicinity to Parramatta. Also people can benefit from visiting Westmead, as it is part of the Australian historical Government domain.
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Like much of Sydney, the summer months (December to February) in Westmead are hot and humid. Consider visiting during Spring when temperatures are mild, but days are still sunny to get out and about.
It'll take around 30-minutes to drive from the Sydney CBD to Westmead via the M4 highway. If using toll roads be sure to check with your car hire provider what charges you will need to pay. Suburban speed limits are generally 50km/hr unless otherwise signposted.
Westmead Shopping Village is the local place for shopping. It offers visitors a chance to do shopping at the lowest prices in special department and retail stores and one supermarket. You can go there to stock up for your trip, buy souvenirs of the Westmead area, clothes and other supplies. The shopping center is a good location to spend afternoons with family and friends and to get all the things you need.
Parramatta Park is located near Westmead and offers tourists a great opportunity to enjoy outdoor nature activities. It is the place for people to see many of Australia's animal species and various types of plants. People come here for walks, biking and water activities, like swimming, fishing and boat rides on the Parramatta River. It is a unique experience for the whole family to enjoy!
Elizabeth Farm, also located near Westmead, is a historical landmark. Here, people can see one of the oldest dwellings in Australia. It now functions as a museum of local history and heritage, but it began as the farm of John Macarthur, a wool pioneer, who named it after his wife. The old cottage is centrally placed on a large estate, where visitors can admire exhibitions and enjoy walks and picnics.