Penrith - Not Your usual

Man Wake boarding in Penrith

Bordered by mountains and river, but just a short drive from the bustling heart of Sydney, Penrith will surprise you. Close enough for a weekend jaunt yet far enough for a true break away, it’s the place to escape with friends for an unexpected adventure. You’ll find adrenaline-pumping feats, outdoor art, afternoon beer tasting and burgers you’ll need to eat with both hands.

It’s the best place in NSW to go skydiving without having to get in a plane, hug the corners on a high speed go kart track and fly through the air with a water jet-powered backpack. Then discover the rich history and thriving arts scene of this undiscovered cultural hub with street murals, galleries, museums and a world-class performance space.

Hungry? In Penrith you’ll find American barbecue, serious steaks, inventive tapas and delicate breakfast bowls. Have a drink with Australia’s only sake brewers, chat about boutique wine producers with a world-class sommelier and settle in for cocktails with friends at the best small bar in the west.

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