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The Macarthur Region is just 40 minutes drive south west of Sydney, situated on the Georges River and Upper Nepean Water Catchment and spans some 3,067 square kilometres. The Georges and Nepean Rivers flows through a region that provide visitors with great natural escarpments of gorges, ranges and plains, flora, fauna, trails and walking tracks.

By taking the opportunity to enjoy the guided bushwalking tours, will bring the visitor face-to-face with a culture that spans over 40,000 years old. It is here that the original indigenous people, the Tharawal, left their mark in the from of cave paintings, rock engravings, axe grinding grooves and shell middens.

After European settlement at Sydney Cove in 1788, the colony’s entire herd of cattle of four cows and two bulls, strayed from their enclosure and were deemed lost. Then in 1795, in the region between the Nepean and Georges Rivers, a herd of 61 cattle were discovered. This region was to become known as the ‘Cowpastures’ and became a restricted area to provide ongoing protection for the herd.

In 1803 John Macarthur was granted 5,000 acres at ‘Cowpastures’ from where he began grazing Merino sheep, and from whence the region became known as the Macarthur Region.

Encompassing the Local Government Areas of Campbelltown, Camden and Wollondilly, the beautiful Macarthur region combines modern cosmopolitan city life in Campbelltown to  historic towns such as Camden. In this rural country region, you can enjoy a leisurely pace whilst taking in the heritage that is evident in the rich array of colonial architecture. Then enjoy something more adventurous such as hot air ballooning, sky-diving, go-karting, horse riding, and much more.

For those seeking back to nature activities, their are a number of nature reserves and bushwalks that take in rock escarpments, rivers and breath taking views.

Check out our listing of Macarthur Region accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Camden Visitor Information Centre

Campbelltown Quondong Visitor Information Centre

Wollondilly Visitor Information Centre - Picton

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Macarthur Tours

NSW Tours • Outback • Eco • Adventure • National Tours
Destiny Tours • Weird Sydney Ghost and History Tours
• Home of the infamous haunted hearses Elvira, Morticia and Miss Sabrina. Don’t leave the best ride of your life till last... Discover Sydney’s bizarre and bloody past - in Parramatta, Canberra, Campbelltown and Windsor.
Ghost Tours of Macarthur
• Ph: 02 4677 2044 • Mobile: 0419 003 806 • Email
• Liz Vincent has been involved with the history of the Picton, Camden and Campbelltown areas here in NSW Australia for over 20 years. From researching her own family history, her interest has grown into a history based business offering historical research services, specialist indexes, publications, day historic tours of Picton and night ghost tours.
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Macarthur Transport

Busways Campbelltown
• Ph: 02 4625 8922 • Ph: 131 500 (Transport Infoline) • Email
• Busways operates around 100 bus routes in the Sydney and Central Coast regions, and approximately 30 more in the North Coast area. These bus services take people to and from work, shopping centres, beaches and many other places. Busways’ school services transport student from as far north as Illuka and as far south as Wollongong five days a week. Charter Services are also available from all depots.
Interline Bus Service
• 66 Atchison Rd, MACQUARIE FIELDS NSW • Ph: 02 9605 1811 • Email
• Providing bus services for Campbelltown and Liverpool region. As well as general bus services and school bus service, also offer tours and charter services.
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