The south-western Sydney suburb of Padstow is on a peninsula flanked by the Little Salt Pan Creek reach of the Georges River, and the bigger reach of Salt Pan Creek.
With all this water around, there’s plenty of action to be had for anglers on the trail of bream and flathead. Down by the river is the extensive Georges River State Recreation Area where you can take some lovely walks, enjoy a picnic or a barbecue or wet a line at numerous easily-accessible spots along the banks of the river.
The banks of the Georges River system are well endowed with launching ramps giving recreational boaties direct access to Botany Bay.
The suburb takes its name from the Cornish town of Padstow which was first applied in the Sydney region to 90ha of Georges River land granted to three early settlers, Simon McGuigan, Joseph Cunningham and Michael Conroy.
Today Padstow is part of Bankstown municipality, one of the most densely populated local government areas in the land.