An attempt to visit every suburb in Sydney.

Here's our third stop in our month celebrating Blacktown city for some reason. Bungarribee

Outdoorsy: Bungarribee

Here's our third stop in our month celebrating Blacktown city for some reason.


Difficult to spell, the suburb of Bungarribee sits just southwest of Doonside. To get in, you just stroll by this misleading sign.

Rare in Western Sydney, the majority of this suburb is covered in green space. As a result, rather than walk along the street, I chose the scenic route today.
This led me behind one of the many sports fields that makes up the Blacktown International Sports Park,where the ducks get involved too. 
If your duck isn't too keen on sports, an afternoon stroll may instead be to its fancy.
The paths actually lead to the Western Sydney Parklands, which is essentially a long and wide stretch of parkland, running through a number of suburbs. 
I previously visited a different section of the Parklands back in Glendenning, where, just like here, I was treated to a few walking paths on what feel like wide and sweeping plains.
Because a post with only a number of near-identical images of the flat parklands would come out a little bland, I chose to veer off and into Bungarribee's small residential pocket.
Getting there is a pleasant walk.

Unlike the Parklands, which are a quiet oasis from the real world, residential Bungarribee is fairly uninspiring, boasting streets of near-new "keeping up with the Joneses" houses with standard issue black roofs.

At least they have an interesting bridge running over the local creekbed. 
More of the same on the other side though. 
From here, I headed towards Bungarribee Homestead Park, a park which I assumed would have some sort of historical structure on it. 

The park turned out to be a fairly standard suburban patch of grass, with tables and barbecues for the locals to enjoy.

But what about the historic bit? I consulted a park sign which sent me up some stairs.
Where I learned that it was demolished in the 50s. Ah.
But at least they still boast the expansive vista, right? 
Okay, to be honest, I'm being meaner than I need to be about this place. There are some nice views here, albeit facing a different direction,
and they even have kangaroos.
But that's enough of that. From here, I headed towards another section of the Parklands so that I could leave Bungarribee for today. This led me through some outdoor exercise equipment,
and funky sculptures marking the departure from suburbia to reenter the semi-wildlands.
This bit of the Parklands is more developed, with parking, bathrooms, and picnic tables
and some swell late afternoon sky.
And that's more or less it for my visit here.

Although not visited today, just next door to here is the new Sydney Zoo in this same suburb. As a zoo, I think it's okay, but it felt a little bit small compared to others I've been to. If you're wanting a zoo day out to see exotic animals, I'd still go to Taronga. And for Aussie animals, Featherdale in Doonside would be my pick. 
They're still new though, so perhaps "watch this space"? Here's a low quality picture of a Sydney Zoo elephant.
Anyway to get out from Bungarribee, I caught the bus,
by this impressively large pile of rubbish.
Bungarribee: Green space, exotic animals and questionable houses.


  1. Not your favourite suburb I feel lol.

    1. It's alright. I genuinely find Western Sydney Parklands to be a wonderful thing. I've never been a fan of these brand new housing development suburbs, but if the residents like it who am I to judge?