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Cobbitty is a picturesque semi-rural suburb in South West Sydney, perfect for a day trip surrounded by farms, estates, and winding roads. On the land of the Dharug people, Cobbitty is bordered by the Nepean River to the south, and Bringelly Creek to the north. Its fertile soil has made it perfect for agriculture and research, and it is quickly growing as an attractive place to live with a blend of country and city living.

Old estate gledswood hills


Neighbouring Oran Park, Cobbitty is an easy turn off from The Northern Road. You’ll notice plenty of open space, farms, horse breeding properties and impressive plans for new housing areas atop Cobbitty’s rolling green hills. Cobbitty by Mirvac is planned on the eastern end of Cobbitty Road, and Oxley Ridge by BHL is planned along The Northern Road. Western Sydney continues to be a popular place for home buyers, and Cobbitty is an up-and-coming choice with the countryside feel but within minutes from all the local facilities.

You’ll certainly be ready for a coffee, so visit the very charming Cobbitty Bakehouse for a cuppa and one of their freshly baked pies, cakes, and stunning pastries. This local cafe goes above and beyond in everything they do, and we love that there’s always something new to try. Their classic bacon and eggs are wonderful, as are their lunch sandwiches and burgers.

Being a small town, Cobbitty is easy to explore, in fact, all you need to do is stroll down Cobbitty Road. There are always locals coming and going around this part of the town, and it really comes to life at the monthly Cobbitty Village Markets which take place on the first Saturday of each month at Cobbitty Public School. With many regular stallholders, these craft markets are filled with all sorts of gifts including handmade goods, ceramics, paintings, jewellery, and everything in between. The markets are something of a local institution and the home of emerging talent too.

Just next door to the primary school, you won’t miss the stunning 1842-built State Heritage Listed, St Paul's Church. Towering over well-kept gardens and church cemetery, the gothic-style building was designed by architects Verge and Bibb. Next to the church on the grounds is an even older building, the 1828-built Heber Chapel which was the original church building on this site and is also heritage listed. The chapel was built by Rev Thomas Hassall who was known as the ‘Galloping Parson’ because he served as a preacher across this area to Goulburn.

Next, pay a visit to Cobbitty General Store. This old-school local store feels like you have stepped back into an era of local hospitality and genuine local pride and carries grocery items, postal services, and a very popular milk bar. Always busy with passers-by ordering their favourite tuckshop snacks and meals like schnitties, sangas, burgers, and a legendary steak sandwich. We love that old-world feel of this spot known and very much loved by the locals.

Heading south, you’ll also find Camden Airport which is an airport that offers flying lessons, gliding experience, charters, and hot air ballooning. The site was originally developed as an airport in 1935 and was used as an RAAF base during WWII. With plans afoot for a heritage aviation museum to be based here, the site continues to grow. Fun fact, it was also the location for filming the Australian version of Top Gear.

Cobbitty is also an area well known as the location of several University of Sydney campuses. On each side of the Nepean River, you’ll find the Plant Breeding Institute and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science along Cobbitty Road along with other key research facilities and training, accommodation and the Centre for Carbon, Water and Food – a state of the art facility in and of itself. Quite a contrast to the cute little general store we just mentioned.

Visit Cobbitty on a sunny day and enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique township of Western Sydney. This semi-rural location is a great place to explore, discover and share as it grows and changes. There’s plenty to be surprised by, and we know that this is a suburb to keep an eye on for change and exciting updates in the future.


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