As you head west from the city centre to the foothills of the Blue Mountains, you'll uncover plenty of things to see and do in Sydney's west.
Highlights include historic Parramatta, Australia's second oldest European settlement, and the space-age complex that was the location for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. You can travel to Parramatta from Circular Quay by rivercat, following Sydney Harbour as it heads west to become the Parramatta River.
Sydney Olympic Park can also be reached by rivercat as well as train. You can easily spend a day touring the famous site with its outstanding stadiums, sports facilities and parklands via cycleways and walking trails. Other attractions in Sydney's west can be found at Penrith and Windsor.