When exploring any neighbourhood, you notice the small things that distinguish the area. Located on the custodial lands of the Dharawal people, Leumeah is a spacious area with many homes and connecting green spaces. Yet, dotted around Leumeah, are hidden cultural gems ready to be explored.
Begin your visit to Leumeah at the train station. Immediately you’ll find a smalltown centre with a number of local businesses. Head up the hill towards Wests League Club and stop in for a sit down coffee from Hub Cafe – you might like to treat yourself to a cannoli or cake too.
The first place to visit is Wat pa Buddharangsee Leumeah, a Buddhist Forest Temple in Leumeah’s east. Opened in 1988 by the Mahamakut Buddhist Foundation, it is a place of worship for Buddhist believers.
Impeccably well-kept, you can walk the grounds of this peaceful garden. The colours and intricate details of the statues and altars are truly something to behold.
Since its opening, this temple has been a significant place of community and ceremony for Buddhists in Western Sydney, particularly those from South-East Asia.
After you have explored the grounds, head over the train line, passing the grand Campbelltown Sports Stadium - home of the Wests Tigers.
By now, you’ll be ready for something to eat and drink – again, Wests League Club has you covered with flavours from all over the world. At The Hub enjoy a hearty sandwich from the New York Deli, or your favourite Asian dishes at the Asian Fusion restaurant.
Or, if you want a quality pub feed, visit The Kitchen and try their seasonal menu with picks from the Italian Pizza Oven and Grill.
Next, head over the train line you’ll find a range of entertainment, food, and light industrial venues along Hollylea Road. This eclectic mix of businesses is what we love about Western Sydney, and what the locals love too.
The Beer Shed Brewing Co is a local brewery that also calls Leumeah home. This is a spacious and welcoming place to enjoy an afternoon beverage and if you’re around on a weekend, you might find a food truck or two.
The owners have done an incredible job creating this onsite bar and cellar door with 14 taps of their own beer. The multi-level layout makes for a great buzzing atmosphere. They also hold public brew nights on Thursdays for you to enjoy and learn about their brewing process.
Afterwards, visit family-owned restaurant Big Fat Greek, and sit down for a hearty Greek meal. We loved their gyros and mixed platter. Make sure you save enough room for something sweet as they make their own traditional Greek desserts both classic style and some with a twist. Try their Biscoff Cheesecake and crowd favourite Bougatsa – a custard filled pastry.
Finally, you might like to see a show before you head home. Wests League Club hosts many shows throughout the year. You’ll find tribute performances, bands, cabarets, and even a sit down with a medium. Ensure you plan ahead and secure tickets.
A trip exploring Leumeah is truly a Western Sydney day out, full of surprise, culture, and experiences. We love that it’s a suburb bursting with character with plenty to explore.