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.


Experience the rich history and thriving arts scene of this undiscovered cultural hub with street murals, galleries, museums and heritage trails. Visit the world-class Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre and be captivated by theatre, opera, comedy, music and more.

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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