Located in the Western Suburbs and a mere 18km from the Sydney CBD, Lidcombe is a trending suburb that boasts many conveniences all in close proximity. It’s an area of Greater Sydney that is popular with both singles and families alike, due to the diverse lifestyle people can lead.
In this post, we’ll be taking a look at just some of the highlights Lidcombe and surrounding areas have to offer both residents and visitors.
#1 – Visit the Rockwood Necropolis
Rockwood Necropolis is actually a cemetery. So why would you want to visit a cemetery while in Lidcombe?
For starters, it’s the biggest cemetery in the Southern Hemisphere, covering some 268 hectares. This is a landmass as big as a suburb itself. Rockwood Necropolis is also an old cemetery, originally founded and opening in 1868, with about one million people estimated to be interred or buried there.
You could spend a day wandering around this cemetery, taking in some magnificent architecture regarding the monuments and chapels that are scattered throughout the tombstones. There is even a cafe and restaurant on-site for food and refreshments.
Rockwood Necropolis is not your average cemetery. It’s like wandering through a Botanic Gardens steeped in history.
#2 – Sydney Olympic Park Swimming Centre
Although Sydney Olympic Park and its Swimming Centre are not located directly in the suburb of Lidcombe, the region is situated right next door.
Sydney Olympic Park Recreational Swimming Centre has an area designed for kids to enjoy the pool while the adults kick back on deck chairs, relaxing and keeping an eye on things. Adults can hit the water as well by taking a dip in the 50m Olympic swimming pool, or take a leap off one of the diving boards or platforms.
There is an aquatic playground, a water slide, rapids, spas, jungle gym and an obstacle course. After a few hours of swimming, if you find yourself getting hungry, there is a restaurant upstairs. It really is a fun day out for people of all ages.
#3 – Dooleys Club
Dooleys Lidcombe Catholic Club is more commonly referred to as Dooleys Lidcombe Club. It’s located in Church Street and is centrally located for everyone in the district to be able to come and enjoy fine dining, live entertainment and some cold drinks. You can even take advantage of the courtesy buses that run regular schedules for your convenience.
Even the kids can enjoy time at Dooleys, as there is a play area to keep them occupied while the adults indulge in a few beverages.
If you’re planning a function in Sydney’s West, Dooleys Club has got you covered for functions and events as well.
It really is your entertainment hub in Lidcombe.
#4 – Grab Some Bargains With Outlet Shopping
Right next door to Lidcombe is the area of Homebush Bay, and one thing this suburb is well known for is its awesome outlet shopping.
DFO (Direct Factory Outlet) is a fantastic shopping mall that opens 7 days a week and allows shoppers to save money by bringing products directly from the factory to the customer. Everything is sold below the recommended retail price, so if you love shopping and finding a bargain, just a short step away from Lidcombe, DFO is well worth a visit.
#5 – Remembrance Park
Remembrance Park is a public park located in the heart of the suburb. People are free to visit the park any time of the day or night and it’s a great place to take a walk to relax and unwind.
Apart from the beautiful surroundings, other key features of Remembrance Park include and fenced-in playground for the kids to safely play, nearby cafes for food and refreshments, and war memorials to commemorate veterans and remember soldiers who died in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Manicured gardens surround the monuments and the park really is a pleasant place to spend a few hours.
#6 – Get Bowled Over With Fun At Tenpin City
Indulge in a few hours of fun at Lidcombe’s Tenpin City. It’s an awesome place for people of all ages. Along with tenpin bowling, there are also pool tables, darts, arcade games, cafes and restaurants. In fact, Tenpin City is a destination where you could spend an entire day just having fun.