So you are coming to Sydney from interstate or overseas for World Time Attack? Why not stay a couple of extra days and have a look around our beautiful city.
Sydney is the biggest city in Australia and has a fanatastic nightlife and a whole heap of exciting things to see and do by both day and night.
A trip to the iconic Bondi Beach should be high on your list. It is a short bus ride from the city centre and the temperatures are usually in the hight teens to low twenties (degrees C) during the day in August. A bit cold for swimming but perfect for a stroll along the beach or a scenic walk along the rocky trail to Bronte.
A ride in a jet boat on Sydney Harbour is also recommended and there are plenty to choose from and all come with an adrenelin fix guaranteed!
As is climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
And why not finish your day off at the Opera Bar underneath the Sydney Opera House.
There are plenty of other cool ideas on the Things to Do and See in Sydney website. Just be careful – you may not want to go home!
STAYING IN SYDNEY FAQ
How far away is the Eastern Creek Raceway from the Sydney CBD?
Eastern Creek Raceway is located 37km west of the Sydney CBD and approx 48km from the Sydney Airport.
What’s the closes suburb to the Eastern Creek Raceway?
Blacktown (9km), Rooty Hill (10km) or Mt Druitt (10.5km)
Can I use public transport to get to Eastern Creek Raceway?
Unfortunately there is no public transport going all the way to the track. Our advice is to take a City Rail train to Blacktown and then a taxi (Premier Cabs 131 017) to the track. Busways buses also operate from the Blacktown station.
Where can I get a City Rail and Busways timetables?
The City Rail timetable is available online at www.cityrail.info. To find Blacktown train station, select the “Western Line”. Busways timetable is available at www.busways.com.au.
What’s the best place to book accommodation at?
Arguably the best place to stay while attending WTAC is the Chifley Hotel. It’s right next door to the track and literally a 5 minute walk from the entry gate. It does, however, get booked out early, and we’re told it’s already fully booked for this year’s event.
There are plenty of hotels, motels and rooms available in the surrounding suburbs, Blacktown, Mt Druitt, Rooty Hill or Parramatta that are reasonably priced and within a short distance to the track. The accommodation tends to get more expensive the closer to the Sydney CBD (further away from the track) you get. A good place to start is our own WTAC Accommodation Guide.
What if we want to hire a car?
Car hire is a great option, especially if you’re travelling with a group. It gets you to and from the track and allows you the flexibility of exploring Sydney without being dependent on the public transport.