About

The Great West Walk is a 65km walking route stretching from Parramatta to the foot of the Blue Mountains. Officially opened in October 2019, the walk traverses a varied landscape of protected Cumberland Plain woodland, local river systems, public parklands, Australia’s oldest architecture, some of Western Sydney’s most iconic urban landscapes.  

The Great West Walk was mapped by The Walking Volunteers and delivered by local landholders including Blacktown City Council, City of Parramatta Council, Penrith City Council, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the Western Sydney Parklands Trust.

Other organisations who have supported the route's development include: NSW Government Architect, Department of Planning Industry and Environment, Western Sydney Local Health District, Western Sydney Diabetes, Western Sydney Regional Organisation of Councils and NSW Office of Sport.

  • BCC037 Great West Walk 2000px Map V3

Further Information

For further information on the Great West Walk, and other walking loops in your area visit:

Blacktown City Council
Parramatta Council
Parammatta Park
Penrith City Council
Western Sydney  Parklands Trust
National Parks  Wildlife Service
The Walking Volunteers

Walk highlights

  • Bicentennial Square, Parramatta

  • Eat Street (Church Street), Parramatta 

  • Brislington House, Parramatta

  • Old Government House, Parramatta Park

  • Old Observatory, Parramatta Park

  • The Old Dairy, Parramatta Park

  • Wisteria Garden and Glengariff House, Westmead

  • Toongabbie Creek, Winston Hills

  • The Lost Rogans Hill Railway Line, Northmead

  • Third Settlement Reserve, Winston Hills

  • International Peace Park, Seven Hills

  • Blacktown Showground, Blacktown

  • Nurragingy Reserve, Western Sydney Parklands

  • Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, Western Sydney Parklands

  • Blacktown International Sports Park, Western Sydney Parklands

  • Rooty Hill Historic Site, Rooty Hill

  • Neoblie Historic Cottage, Rooty Hill

  • Federation Forest, Mount Druitt

  • Ropes Crossing Station Reserve, Ropes Crossing

  • Wianamatta Regional Park 

  • The Nepean River, Penrith

City of Parramatta

City of Parramatta

George Street Gatehouse, Parramatta Park

George Street Gatehouse, Parramatta Park

Great West Walk partners launching the route at Parramatta Park

Great West Walk partners launching the route at Parramatta Park

Old Government House, Parramatta Park

Old Government House, Parramatta Park

The Old Dairy and Rangers Cottages, Parramatta Park

The Old Dairy and Rangers Cottages, Parramatta Park

Pemulwuy Loop, Parramatta

Pemulwuy Loop, Parramatta

Pemulwuy Loop, Parramatta

Pemulwuy Loop, Parramatta

Toogabbie Creek, Toongabbie

Toogabbie Creek, Toongabbie

Blacktown Showground, Blacktown

Blacktown Showground, Blacktown

Francis Park, Blacktown

Francis Park, Blacktown

Gum trees, Western Sydney Parklands

Gum trees, Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Western Sydney Parklands

Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, Western Sydney Parklands

Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, Western Sydney Parklands

Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, Western Sydney Parklands

Chang Lai Yuan Chinese Gardens, Western Sydney Parklands

City of Blacktown

City of Blacktown

View from Rooty Hill, Rooty Hill

View from Rooty Hill, Rooty Hill

ANZAC Centenary Walk, Mount Druitt

ANZAC Centenary Walk, Mount Druitt

Remembrance Gardens, Mount Druitt

Remembrance Gardens, Mount Druitt

Blacktown

Blacktown

Blacktown

Blacktown

Galah, Wianamatta Regional Park

Galah, Wianamatta Regional Park

Nepean Rowing Club, Penrith

Nepean Rowing Club, Penrith

Nepean River, Penrith

Nepean River, Penrith

Yandhai Bridge over the Nepean River, Penrith

Yandhai Bridge over the Nepean River, Penrith

View of the Nepean River from the Yandhai Bridge, Penrith

View of the Nepean River from the Yandhai Bridge, Penrith

Great River Walk, Penrith

Great River Walk, Penrith

The Nepean River, Penrith

The Nepean River, Penrith

The Great River Walk, Emu Plains

The Great River Walk, Emu Plains

Lewers Gallery, Emu Plains

Lewers Gallery, Emu Plains