We have also teamed up with Virgin Australia Holidays who offer WTAC travel packages to this year’s event for all our interstate guests.

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Getting to Sydney Motorsport Park:

Sydney Motorsport Park is located 40km west of Sydney’s CBD on Brabham Drive/ Ferrers Road at Eastern Creek. It is a 45-minute drive from the CBD or airport. The Spectator Entry is through Gate B – off Peter Brock Drive (see the map below).

 

Travelling from the city

Approach via the M4 Motorway and take the Reservoir Road exit to the Great Western Highway. Turn right (to go under the M4) then Turn left to get onto the Great Western Highway, and then left into Brabham Drive at the traffic lights opposite the Shell service station on the corner. Once you reach the roundabout at the end of Brabham Drive (near the Chifley Hotel) turn left and follow Peter Brock Drive around to the Gate B entry.

Alternatively, those travelling from the north of the city may take the M2 and M7 Motorways, exiting at the Great Western Highway at Eastern Creek. Turn left onto the Great Western Highway, and then right into Brabham Drive at the Shell service Station. Again, once you reach the roundabout at the end of Brabham Drive (near the Chifley Hotel) turn left and follow Peter Brock Drive around to the Gate B entry.

Driving from Penrith and Blue Mountains

Option 1: Travel on the M5 and M7 Motorways, exit at Wallgrove Road, then turn right onto the Great Western Highway and then right again into Brabham Drive (Shell service station on corner). Once you reach the roundabout at the end of Brabham Drive (near the Atura Hotel) turn left and follow Peter Brock Drive around to the Gate B entry.

Option 2: Travel on the M5 and M7 Motorways, exit left at the Horsley Drive turn-off and then turn right onto Horsley Drive itself. Turn right onto Ferrers Road and follow it all the way (straight through the roundabout at the end of Brabham Drive), until you reach the Gate B entry.

Travelling by Public Transport

The nearest train station to the circuit is Blacktown, approximately 12km away. Check your local timetables to select the correct train to get you to Blacktown station.

From there, take the 724 bus to Huntingwood Dr. (Opposite Integral Energy) and then walk to the circuit down Brabham Dr to Sydney Motorsport Park (Gate A).
Please note that this bus route has limited service on weekends. Those travelling via public transport to weekend events are advised to check relevant bus timetables.
Alternatively you can catch a taxi from Blacktown Station to the track (Gate B).

If you’re travelling from interstate it’s probably cheaper and easier to hire a car for a couple of days than using public transport. There’s ample parking at the venue.

For more information about Public Transport see the WTAC Spectator FAQ

The City Rail timetable is available online at www.sydneytrains.info. To find Blacktown train station, select the “Western Line”. Busways timetable is available at www.busways.com.au.

Things to do in Sydney

If you are coming to Sydney from interstate or overseas for World Time Attack you really should stay a couple of extra days and have a look around our beautiful city. Sydney is the biggest city in Australia and has a fantastic nightlife and a whole heap of exciting things to see and do by both day and night. For the most up-to-date list of things happening in Sydney check out www.sydney.com

Here are a few of our personal favourites:

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 which offers the best views of the Sydney harbour bar none!

Spectacular Blue Mountains are only 1.5 hours drive west of Sydney, and offer plenty of attractions including the famous Skyway – a 720 metre trip, 270m above ancient ravines and dazzling waterfalls.

And why not finish your day off at the Opera Bar underneath the Sydney Opera House.

To find more things to do around Sydney and NSW make sure to use the search below:

Staying in Sydney FAQ

Is there a website that lists all the tourist attractions in Sydney?
The best place to start is www.sydney.com.

How far away is the Sydney Motorsport Park from the Sydney CBD?
Sydney Motorsport Park is located 37km west of the Sydney CBD and approx 48km from the Sydney Airport.

What’s the closest suburb to the Sydney Motorsport Park?
Blacktown (9km), Rooty Hill (10km) or Mt Druitt (10.5km)

Can I use public transport to get to the Sydney Motorsport Park?
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. We are planning to have a shuttle bus operating from the Blacktown train station this year – check our website for updates.

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.

Where can I 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.

Sydney Airport has offices from all the major car hire companies, or you can book online: BudgetHertzThriftyEuropcar,  Avis.