The Adventure Capital

Situated by beautiful rivers and lakes, and in close proximity to a stunning national park, Penrith offers a fantastic escape for the whole family. With a suite of adrenaline-charged attractions, Penrith has also developed a reputation as the place to enjoy unique and thrilling experiences.

  • Picnic at Nepean River, Penrith
  • Penrith Whitewater Stadium, NSW

About Penrith

Only an hour from Sydney's city centre, the historic town of Penrith is today a lively destination for adventurers. With everything from jetpack adventures to aqua golf, its proximity to the Blue Mountains and Nepean River also make it an ideal place for bushwalks and family day trips.

The Sydney International Regatta Centre, an Olympic venue, is great for a family day out. This 194 hectare park features walking and cycling tracks, barbecue areas and world-class rowing and kayak courses. It's also home to Jetpack Adventures, where you can fly as high as 15m above the water.

Jetpack Adventures, Penrith

At the nearby Penrith Whitewater Stadium, also an Olympic venue, enjoy the thrills of whitewater rafting. Other attractions in the area include Foot Golf Course (soccer crossed with golf), a cable skiing complex, a rollerskating rink, and indoor skydiving in one of the world's largest vertical wind tunnels at iFLY Downunder. Children as young as three can enjoy indoor skydiving.

Bents Basin State Conservation Area is one of the most popular natural attractions in the area. A placid waterhole that forms part of a gorge on the Nepean River, families gather here on weekends to picnic, barbecue, and go swimming, fishing and canoeing. There is also a nearby campground.

Penrith Regional Gallery, Penrith

On the western banks of the Nepean River is the Penrith Regional Gallery, which has a cafe in beautiful gardens. A wonderful way to explore the river is aboard the Nepean Belle, a paddlewheeler. For colonial history, visit the Arms of Australia Inn Museum.

For tens of thousands of years the Darug people have called this area home. You can learn more about the area's rich Aboriginal heritage at the Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre, where you can buy authentic artworks, didgeridoos, boomerangs and native jams and spices.

Henri Marc, Penrith

While you are visiting Penrith enjoy some great food and wine, from tapas at The Union Restaurant to Modern Australian at popular cafes such as High Street Depot or Henri Marc.

Take a tour of The Sun Masamune Sake Brewery, where you can learn about the ancient tradition of sake making and taste the exquisite results.

  1. Aqua Golf Penrith

    Aqua Golf at the Panthers World of Entertainment on Peachtree Lake - where golf balls and greens float. No golf skill required. Great family fun with prizes to be won for a hole in one!Buy balls by...

  2. Cables Wake Park Penrith

    Cables Wake Park offers today’s cable rider everything they could ever need. Cables features two full sesitec cable systems on two different lakes. It also has a two tower mini cable system, the...

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