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Hello! It's August again. That means that it's now the second anniverary of this blog. Since I quite enjoyed my last attempt at maki...

Blacktown. The Best Daytrip from Sydney? (2nd Anniversary Special)

Hello!

It's August again. That means that it's now the second anniverary of this blog. Since I quite enjoyed my last attempt at making some video content, here's me giving it another whirl.

Blacktown. The Best Daytrip from Sydney?

A friend of mine recently shared with me an incredible video from the late nineties. It's a video which aims to sell the city of Blacktown to travellers visiting Sydney, making the lofty claim that Blacktown is the best day trip out of Sydney. You can watch the original video on Blacktown Memories: https://blacktownmemories.recollect.net.au/nodes/view/749.

While other day trips out of Sydney include the picturesque Blue Mountains, perfect beaches to our city's north and south, and even Australia's capital, these folks are clearly confident that Blacktown's got something special to offer. As a blog which celebrates Sydney's underdogs, what better way to celebrate my 2 year anniversary than to see if Blacktown's marketing department's claims hold up in 2020.

Watch here:
Video is uploaded on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Z18ZECEIu0

Suburbs Featured:

Blacktown

Blacktown is the "capital suburb" of Blacktown. In the video the only location mentioned in Blacktown itself is Blacktown Workers Club

My full write up of the suburb of Blacktown will be up on the 9th of August 2020. 

Doonside

In Doonside, two of Blacktown city's best attractions, Nurragingy Reserve and Featherdale Wildlife Park, were featured in the video. 

My full write up of the suburb of Doonside will be up on the 16th of August 2020. 

Bungaribee

Bungaribee is home to the new Sydney Zoo (presumably named so to confuse tourists into buying tickets online, thinking they're going to Taronga), as well as some of the Western Sydney Parklands.

My full write up of the suburb of Bungaribee will be up on the 23rd of August 2020. 

Glenwood

Parklea Markets are actually in Glenwood, and not Parklea. I also filmed the "temple scene" outside of the beautiful Gurdwara Sahib Glenwood

My full write up of the suburb of Glenwood will be up on the 30th of August 2020. 

Rooty Hill

In Rooty Hill, the video took us to Rooty Hill RSL, Blacktown International Sportspark, and, of course, Rooty Hill... Hill

I've already covered Rooty Hill on this blog, you can check out the post here: https://www.sydneycompletion.com/2020/04/youre-rootyful-rooty-hill.html

Prospect

Prospect actually featured a fair number of attractions in the video. We've got the lovely Prospect Reservoir, Raging Waters, and the Drive-in Cinema, as well as the horse

I've already covered Prospect on this blog, you can check out the post here: https://www.sydneycompletion.com/2020/03/all-rights-reservoired-prospect.html

Eastern Creek

Finally, in Eastern Creek, I checked out Wonderland and Sydney Motorsport Park (formerly known as Eastern Creek Raceway).

I was meant to take some pictures on my visit, but I got carried away with the filming and forgot. whoops. Here's a photo from the suburb so I can consider it "completed" because really, we've seen everything there is to see in Eastern Creek.

Thanks for dropping by. 

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2 comments:

  1. Video is too scared to tour around the actual Blacktown 'CBD', which is absolutely hilarious.
    Wonderland Drive?
    RIP Wonderland.

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    1. Blacktown CBD will be featured in the actual Blacktown post next week :)

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