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“A wonderful local park and slice of NSW history”

Bella Vista Farm Park
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Experience the tranquillity of Bella Vista Farm and soak up the surrounding 20 hectares of parkland and panoramic views of the Sydney basin back to the Blue Mountains. Immerse yourself in Australia’s history with a morning tea in the charming gardens and courtyard of the original homestead and take a tour of the homestead interior and various farm buildings. Bella Vista Farm boasts a string of past owners and farm uses that contributed significantly to the development of Australian agriculture, including the first Merino Sheep Farm in Australia and the foundation of the Australian citrus fruit industry. The site is an intact farm including homestead and out-buildings dating from the original grant to Joseph Foveaux in 1799. The Farm is one of the best surviving examples of a hilltop farm in the metropolitan area. Discover the history of the Farm and how its history was rediscovered thus ensuring its survival. Enjoy a social picnic and make use of the public BBQ facilities in the outer grounds of the farm or simply wander the walk ways and view the avenue of Bunya Pines that form the original driveway to the homestead.
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Loved the Bella Vista Farm Park. If you're local, then it's a great place to walk your four legged friend, especially if they like to chase rabbits. The Farm and farm buildings - dating back to 1799 - are open the first Sunday of every month, which includes Devonshire teas and tours of the homestead in the heritage area (all run by volunteers), plus some small markets as well. The Hills Shire Council also runs a range of events throughout the spring and summer, many of which are cheap or even free to access (and family friendly). On a nice afternoon, the park itself is worth a BBQ and there are toilet facilities available as well.

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Reviewed 28 June 2016

Take a picnic lunch and sit and relax in serenity in the middle of Bella Vista. A quiet location and good for a family day out with young ones

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Reviewed 8 May 2016

Great area to go for a walk or picnic. BBQ facilities and toilets available. Tennis courts for hire on the edge of the park. Markets are on held in the MacArthur House surrounds during the month. Concerts, Shakespeare in the park and other activities are held here throughout the year. Just a lovely place to get out and enjoy the outdoors in suburbia.

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Reviewed 16 March 2016

We went there for Australia Day. They had a stage and band and music. Very family orientated with many food stalls and sand areas for the kids to play.

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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Xmas Holidays is always eventful at this location. Wonderland Waterpark set up with the grounds of the BVFP and was great for kids of all ages (but mostly those under 12). The park was full of water slides and rides that would keep kids entertained for hours. $30.00 for 3 hours - which is usually enough time to get through all of it.
The BVFP has various activities for all the family throughout the year, ie. Country & Western Festival, concerts etc.so keep an eye on their website to see what's coming up next.

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