The Macarthur region, in South West Sydney, has long been associated with food, from the original Dharawal people who thrived on land adjacent to the Nepean River; to the First Fleet’s herd of cattle that escaped from Sydney Cove and didn’t stop until they found the same lush river flats; to John Macarthur, who, after negotiating a land grant in the “Cowpastures” developed Camden Park Estate, launching Australia’s wool, wheat and wine industries.
Today Macarthur is home to some fantastic restaurants like Enzo’s and Kyubi, to name just a few long standing local favourites. With the emergent of new suburbs like Gregory Hills, we have seen new flavours including the Middle Eastern Manousheh, the Asian Golden Triangle, and the Adriatic inspired Peca. Visitors and locals alike are spoilt for choice!
Not only are there superb restaurants, we have a few wineries that are worth checking out too, including Razorback Ridge and Gledswood. Both properties run market days, farm days, pizza and jazz days, and a cellar door so check out their websites and contact us to customise your weekend around your preferred event.
When you step into The Beer Shed Brewing Co. you could be forgiven for thinking you’re in Sydney’s Inner West, rather than the great South West. This locally renowned brewery has been in operation since 2007, and in September 2019 expanded to become a funky little bar with 10 craft ales on tap. Each weekend they have a food truck onsite, as well as public brew days and comedy nights. Not only are brew days great value for groups of 4 ($208-$258), they’re a heap of fun and the vibe inside is amazing!
Another great option is Iron Spokes, Macarthur’s only All-Grain Micro Brewery. Owned and operated by husband and wife duo Ben & Natasha since 2019, they welcome you to try their changing range of small batch beers and ciders. On weekends you’ll find different food trucks and live music to get you in a relaxed mood. These are two of a number of craft breweries in the area so it’s easy to see why you could stay for a weekend. Why not combine The Ale Trail with a round of golf or X-Golf?
For comprehensive information on all the fabulous restaurants, wine bars, breweries, hotels, and cafés in the region head to ‘in macarthur‘ magazine.
There are a range of accommodation options available across the Macarthur and Wollondilly areas to suit all tastes and budgets. If you’re interested in visiting a few places why not stay the weekend? We’d love to have you!