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Campbelltown is a suburb of Sydney located 51 km to the southwest of the Sydney Central Business District. It is the administrative center for the local government area called the City of Campbelltown. Campbelltown has a population of about 8,000 people (2012 estimate) within the City of Campbelltown, which has a population of 153,000 people.

Guide to Campbelltown Hotels

Here's a list of hotels in Campbelltown that you can book online, with full description, star rating, address, location map, evaluation, and prices as offered by different booking sites. This helps you to make your room booking with the site that offers the best price.

St Peter's Church, Campbelltown, New South Wales
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More on Campbelltown

Campbelltown was named after the maiden name of Mrs Lachlan Macquarie, Elizabeth Macquarie née Campbell, wife of the Governor of New South Wales. It was one of the settlements that was established by Macquarie. The earliest settler was John Macarthur who arrived in 1805. Four years later he was given land grants in the area between Camden and Liverpool. The entire region comprising the towns of Campbelltown and Camden today bears the name Macarthur. Campbelltown was originally written as Campbell-Town, and later simplified to Campbelltown.

The town of Campbelltown was incorporated in 1882 while the boundaries of the City of Campbelltown was formed in 1949. It was declared a City in 1968. Today Campbelltown is a developed town with modern amenities. It is home to the University of Western Sydney. The main shopping mall in town is Macarthur Square.

Richmond Villa, Lithgow Street, Campbelltown
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Visiting Campbelltown

From Sydney, take Metroad 1 (General Holmes Drive) continuing on Metroad 5 (M5 East Freeway) until the interchange with Narellan Road (Metroad 9), where you head east on Narellan Road into Campbelltown.

Places of Interest in Campbelltown

  1. Belgenny Farm
    The homestead in Camden of early settler John Macarthur and his wife Elizabeth in 1805. Phone 02 4654 6800 www.belgennyfarm.com.au

  2. Campbelltown Steam and Machinery Museum
    Museum preserving the old machineries used in industry and agriculture from the bygone era. www.csmm.com.au

  3. Dredges Cottage
    Historic cottage and listed building, today housing the Veterans Recreation Centre.

  4. Glenalvon Museum and Campbelltown and Airds Historical Society
    Museum celebrating the history of Campbelltown. Address: 8 Lithgow St, Campbelltown. www.cahs.com.au

  5. Quondong Cottage
    The first Catholic school in Australia established in 1840 through private subscription. www.campbelltown.nsw.gov.au

  6. St Peter's Church
    Anglican parish church dating to 1823.

  7. Trainworks
    Museum celebrating the history of the railway. www.trainworks.com.au