Meseta

Stage 2

Stage 2 starts at Mt Schoenstatt and heads through Penrith on the way to Blacktown and down to St John’s Park.

The path

Similar to the flat plains of Spain known as the Meseta, we head through the flat western area of Sydney including Penrith, onto St Marys and North St Marys. Next stop is St Clair before heading into Blacktown and down around the Prospect Reservoir to finish in St John’s Park. This is a multicultural leg which encounters Filipino, Croatian, German, Polish, Iraqi, Lebanese and Maltese communities.


Day 6: 20 km walking from Mulgoa to Penrith
Day 7: 24.8 km walking from Penrith to St Clair
Day 8: 16.9 km walking from St Clair to Blacktown
Day 9: 23.5 km walking from Blacktown to St John’s Park

Places of interest

Whalan Reserve, North St Mary’s
Featherdale Wildlife Park
Western Sydney Zoo
Bungarribee Park, Bungarribee
Western Sydney Parklands, Prospect

Stage 2 in detail

Day 06


Mulgoa to Penrith

From Mulgoa, we head through Glenmore Park, Jamistown and into Penrith.

Places of interest

Penrith Panthers Rugby Leagues Club
iFLY World
Museum of Fire

Places of worship

St Padre Pio Parish Glenmore Park
St Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church

Food

The Union Restaurant
El Jannah Penrith (Lebanese Charcoal Chicken)
The Bavarian

Accommodation

Quest Penrith
Mercure Penrith

Day 07


Penrith to St Clair

From Penrith, we walk through Kingswood, into the Kingsway, St Mary’s and North St Marys before concluding in St Clair.

Places of interest

Western Sydney University
St Mary’s Train Station Museum
Boronia Park

Places of worship

Our Lady of the Rosary Church, St Marys
Holy Spirit Parish

Public transport

From Penrith train station to Werrington train station to St Mary’s train station.

Accommodation

Nightcap Hotel, St Clair

Day 08


St Clair to Blacktown

From St Clair, we head through Mount Druitt, Rooty Hill, Bungarribee and Arndell Park into Blacktown.

Places of interest

Rooty Hill Historic Site
Bungarribee Park
Sydney Zoo
Featherdale Wildlife Park

Places of worship

Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Mount Druitt
St John the Beloved Maronite Catholic Church
Blacktown South Croatian Catholic Church
St Raphael’s German Catholic Centre
St Michael’s Catholic Church, Blacktown

Public transport

Train from Mt Druitt train station to Blacktown train station.

Food

Cucina Locale Revolving Restaurant, Blacktown Workers Club

Accommodation

Travelodge Blacktown


Day 09


Blacktown to St John’s Park

From Blacktown, we pass through Prospect, Horsley Park, Bossley Park, Wetherill Park and into St John’s Park.

Places of interest

Prospect Nature Reserve
Western Sydney Parklands
Sydney Motorsport Park
St John’s Park

Places of worship

Our Lady of Victories
St Thomas The Apostle Chaldean & Assyrian Catholic Diocese of AUS & NZ
Catholic Parish of Mary Immaculate
St. Hurmizd Assyrian Church of the East Cathedral
St Nikola Tavelic’s Croatian Church

Food

St John’s Park Bowling Club

Accommodation

Pritchard’s Hotel

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