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Penrith Area

For aquatic adventure and outdoor recreation.

Easily accessible from Sydney’s centre and located at the foothills of the breathtaking Blue Mountains, Penrith has plenty to offer its visitors. It has developed a reputation as an area specialising in exciting outdoor adventure activities, including white water rafting at the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

Penrith is blessed with a variety of natural beauty. From the awe-inspiring vantage point of The Rock Lookout, watch the Nepean River crawl through a bush-clad gorge that’s been carved from sandstone over time. Gain an intimate experience of the inspiring Nepean Gorge by hiring a canoe or relaxing on the historic Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler. The Blue Mountains National Park spreads to a hazy horizon and to the north, 700 hectares of lakes offer a vast recreation area.
A great way to discover the region is to go on the Penrith Valley Heritage Drive, an informative self-guided tour of historic sites and houses.

Penrith Highlights…..

  • Immerse yourself in a unique cultural adventure and try some bush tucker, learn to throw a boomerang and more – at Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural & Education Centre, which presents the story of the Darug people.
  • Experience the thrill of a whitewater raft along the course of champions at Penrith Whitewater Stadium.
  • Visit the Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest to view some of the many exhibitions as well as a stunning sculpture garden and heritage houses.
  • Be pampered at Hopewood Health Centre or relax at a local B&B.
  • Visit Panthers World of Entertainment – the biggest licensed club in Australia, with Aqua Golf, live entertainment, bars and restaurants.
  • Discover the fascinating histroy of Penrith Valley on the Penrith Valley Heritage Drive, an informative self-drive tour of historic houses and locations.

Activites and Experiences at Penrith Area

  • Accommodation
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  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Boat Ramp
  • Chemist
  • Cinema/Theatre
  • Licensed Club
  • Dentist
  • Electronic Funds Transfer at Point Of Sale
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Hospital
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Medical Facilities
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Places of Worship
  • Relaxation

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