Seven Hills is located within the Blacktown City Council. Located on the traditional lands of the Darug People, Seven Hills has a long European history dating back to the 1790s, when it was previously known as the District of Toongabbie. The third most common ancestry of residents in Seven Hills is of Indian and Sri Lankan descent, so if you’re looking to explore some authentic cuisine and culture, be sure to spend a day here!
Seven Hills couldn’t be more easily accessible, with the train station being located right in the heart of the township making it an easy trip from Richmond, Penrith, Parramatta or the CBD. Start your day by checking out Boomerang Place, dotted with eateries, specialty stores, hidden alleyways as well as some great mid-century architecture.
Turn right onto First Avenue and wander past a host of eateries then take another right onto Best road. Check out The Restore – one of the coolest little thrift shops we’ve seen!
From vintage labels to cool styling, you’re sure to find yourself a gem or two! As well as being a thrift store, The Restore helps to feed 30-40 families per week with proceeds from sales going directly to purchasing food from Food Bank.
Continue your tour of Seven Hills by foot walking back around to Boomerang Place. Explore the alleyways dotted with public art that help connect the town together. The quality of the street art is some of the best we have seen and adds to the colour and life of Seven Hills town centre.
Back on Boomerang Place, grab yourself something to eat, we suggest trying something from a local institution such as Indo Lankan Restaurant or Jaggi’s Indian Eatery. After fueling up, head over to The International Peace Park, an open stretch of land which is situated along Blacktown creek. With open spaces, play equipment, and a large lake full of birdlife, the park is the perfect location for a picnic in the sun.
Be sure to check out the Paper Bark Trees which flower in spring and summer, as well as the plentiful birdlife which calls the lake home. Also, check out the grouping of shops adjacent to the park and cool street art around this area!
Seven Hills has such a rich cultural heart that is more than worth exploring. Walking the streets, you’ll begin to notice the abundance of Indian and Sri Lankan cultural artefacts. Around the Seven Hills area, there is a range of temples such as Gurdwara Sahib in Glenwood, Shree Swaminarayan Temple Sydney in Kings Park, and Shree Swaminarayan Hindu Temple in Blacktown.