Regents Park is located in Sydney’s Inner Western Suburbs. While the suburb itself may not offer up a host of attractions, it’s central location gives visitors access to so many things to see and do in one of Australia’s most diverse cities.
Let’s take a look at some top things to see and do in and around Regents Park.
#1 – Gain Easy Access To Some of Sydney’s Best Golf Courses
If you’re staying in Regents Park and golf is your thing, you’ll discover you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to golf courses nearby.
Here’s just a shortlist of the courses within close proximity of Regents Park:
- Strathfield Golf Club
- Carnarvon Golf Club
- Sefton Golf Club
- Woodville Golf Course
- And more…
Sydney’s West is truly a golfer’s paradise and Regents Park is one of the most centrally located suburbs to be able to access all the great golf clubs in the region.
#2 – Visit Auburn Botanic Gardens
If you feel like chilling out among nature for a while to calm the mind and soul, Auburn Botanic Gardens is located only a short distance away from Regents Park in Auburn. Established in 1977, the gardens cover 24 acres of lush parkland.
Whether you’re travelling alone, with a partner or your entire family, it’s a fantastic place to enjoy some serenity. Pack a picnic lunch and wander the gardens for an afternoon away from city life.
One of the main attractions is the Japanese Gardens, a very popular spot for weddings, as well as photography in general.
The site of Auburn Botanic Gardens actually slopes down toward Duck River, which provides the picture-perfect setting to indulge in that picnic lunch and a refreshing drink.
You’ll discover all types of Australian flora and fauna at Auburn Botanic Gardens.
#3 – Enjoy Casual Dining In Regents Park
There are a number of good Regents Park restaurants to choose from. It’s a great area to relax, enjoy a meal in a fun atmosphere and indulge in a beverage or two.
Regents Park is a rather laid back and friendly area, so no matter where you choose to dine, you’re bound to have a good time. Top-quality food is served in the region, all at very reasonable prices; far cheaper than the Sydney CBD.
#4 – Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre
The aquatic centre is all about fun and fitness, offering a combination of water activities for all ages, as well as a gym and fitness centre.
There is a 50m Olympic swimming pool, an indoor pool, along with a leisure pool that has a beach. If you want to get into some water fitness there is aqua aerobics, swim squads and women-only swimming. People of all ages can join a learn to swim class, which ranges from teaching toddlers all the way through to adults.
It’s not all about fitness training though. Auburn Ruth Everuss Aquatic Centre is also about fun and it’s a great venue for anyone celebrating a birthday, as they cater for special occasions.
#5 – Rookwood Cemetery Is Worth a Look
Visiting a cemetery might sound like a bit of a downer, but Rookwood Cemetery in Lidcombe is actually a tourist attraction. Why is that so?
For starters, it’s the largest one in the entire Southern Hemisphere, so it has that claim to fame. It also houses the Sydney War Cemetery. Close to one million people have been buried or cremated at the Rookwood Cemetery.
As a place to explore, the necropolis has a lot of really old and interesting monuments, plus lush gardens and parklands. It offers visitors a taste of history with massive grounds to investigate.
#6 – Extreme Indoor Go Karting
Situated just west of Regents Park you’ll find an adrenaline-pumping adventure at the Extreme Indoor Go Karting Complex in Villawood.
This 500m long course has a bridge and multiple track configurations. It doesn’t matter what the weather’s like outdoors when you can have this much fun inside. The senior karts are powered by 270cc, unrestricted petrol engines for the ultimate in speed and thrills. There are also slower karts for the junior racers as well.
It’s a fantastic day out for all the family.