NIRIN HAIVETA will transport Western Sydney residents from Sydney Olympic Park Wharf to Cockatoo Island for free every Saturday to enjoy the Biennale of Sydney.
Interpreting and abstracting Polynesian, Melanesian and Micronesian tattoo motifs, Melbourne arts and cultural collective BE., in collaboration with Noakes Group, have created a vessel that celebrates women’s mark-making through visual representation and interpretation.
- Every Saturday: Saturday, 14 March – Saturday, 6 June 2020
- 10 am: Sydney Olympic Park Wharf to Cockatoo Island Wharf
- 2 pm: Cockatoo Island Wharf to Sydney Olympic Park Wharf
Bella Vista Farm opens its doors on the 1st Sunday of each month from 9am to 2pm to the general public for FREE.
- Relax in the peaceful grounds of the Farm or bring a family picnic lunch to enjoy.
- Explore the homestead and farm buildings.
- Volunteers from the friends of Bella Vista farm are available to chat and answer any question about the Farm and its history.
- Browse the Free Spirit Markets and enjoy coffee and a barbecue.
For more information contact: [email protected]
The Australiana Pioneer Village is a true monument to the pioneering days that bred within us, the spirit of courage and faith in ourselves and our country. The land on which Australiana Pioneer Village is situated was farmland recognised as essential to the survival of colonial New South Wales being one of the earliest grants made in Australia. Due to Bill McLachlan’s vision and The Friends of the Australiana Pioneer Village, the Village has been preserved for our future generations, an almost forgotten era. In 2004 the Village buildings were gazetted for listing on the NSW Heritage register which was granted. The buildings will forever now be protected.
There are a range of activities to do while visiting the village, including the miniature trains ($3 per ride for 3yrs+), watching the blacksmith working, going on a horse and carriage ride ($4 per person) and seeing a shearing demonstration. There are also plenty of places to picnic and lots for the kids to explore.
The Village is open every Sunday, public holiday mondays (except Anzac Day) and
Tuesday and Wednesday during school holidays from 10:00am to 4:00pm.
Real coal-powered steam, electric and/or petrol powered trains run on the 1st Sunday of the month (except January) – subject to the weather (rain or certain fire danger levels).
**IMPORTANT:All train passengers must be wearing fully enclosed shoes for safety. (No thongs or sandals etc). **
Some of our facilities include picnic grounds, canteen serving hot and cold food/ drinks/ snacks/ ice cream and more!
- Park entry is FREE!
- Train ride tickets ($4 per person) will be on sale on the day from our ticket office (no prior bookings required for tickets).
- We have EFTPOS available for easy payment for both train ride tickets and the canteen!
- Undercover table bookings: All the undercover tables are booked out for the remainder of 2019! Bookings for next year will be open soon.
All other outdoor tables and grassed areas are not subject to any reservations and operate on a first-in basis.
Regular train ride tickets are only available on the day from our ticket office – no ticket bookings required. (Should there be a total fire ban in place on the day, steam trains and BBQs will not be able to be used.)
Note – we reserve the right to close our site during the day if weather conditions change (for example thunderstorms, fire danger levels or other adverse weather that may arise which could affect the safety of visitors to our site)