Part of Greater Sydney, Penrith showcases the city through a local lens. The neighbourhood is set on the banks of the Nepean River and offers exhilarating outdoor adventures, unique museums and a dynamic arts and cultural scene. You can also stretch your legs on the scenic riverside trails.
Things to do in Penrith
Known as the adventure capital of New South Wales, Penrith will get your heart beating faster. Make a splash at Cables Wake Park, challenge your friends to a paintball tournament and try rafting and kayaking at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium. For the ultimate thrill, visit the indoor skydiving centre.
Colourful street murals, dynamic performing arts spaces and one-of-a-kind museums make Penrith a rewarding destination for culture buffs. Marvel at gleaming fire engines at the Museum of Fire, dive into local history at the Arms of Australia Inn and enjoy a night of live entertainment at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre.
From authentic Indian curry to organic smoothie bowls, Penrith will tantalise your palate with food from around the world. Take your pick of American-style burger joints, farm-to-table cafes and trendy wine bars. Penrith is also home to one of the only sake distilleries in Australia.
Set on the Nepean River, Penrith is brimming with opportunities to enjoy this beautiful waterway. Lace up your hiking boots and explore one of the local bushwalking trails, many with beautiful views of the Blue Mountains. The postcard-perfect Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler cruises along the river and treats you to a tasty Devonshire tea.
Getting around Penrith
Penrith is a 50-kilometre drive west of the Sydney CBD. The district is serviced by several train stations, including Penrith and Emu Plains on the Main Western line. Local buses also stop in Penrith. Sydney Airport is a one-hour drive away.