Toongabbie is one of the oldest suburbs in Sydney and bordered by Toongabbie Creek to the north. This has made it an ideal place to live for thousands of years, starting with Darug clans. Legend has it that this was the first colonial town to be given an Aboriginal name. In his dispatch of October 1792, Governor Arthur Phillip outlined that “a new settlement formed about three miles to the westward of Parramatta and to which I have given the name Toon-gab-be, a name by which the natives distinguish the spot”. Toongabbie has also been spelt Toongabbee and Toongabby. You can read more about the history of Toongabbie and Old Toongabbie on the Parramatta History and Heritage website.
There are a series of connected parks along Toongabbie Creek that you can walk through, that is mostly pram friendly, and known as Settlers Walk. We particularly like the section at Reynolds Park (starting behind the basketball court) along Toongabbie Creek.
Plus there’s great bush regeneration happening at Gallery Gardens, with some cool artwork to spot as well.