Penrith Business Directory
A Guide to Penrith
The stunning Sydney suburb of Penrith is set at the foot of the Blue Mountains, cradled in the crescent of the Hawkesbury Valley and perched majestically on the banks of the Nepean River. A perfect contrast of rural country living with just the right amount of modern infrastructure to make it an active Australian community, Penrith is the perfect destination for a relaxing holiday.
Seeped in history, surrounded by some of Mother Nature's finest contributions, Penrith is a desirable 50km away from the steamy heart of downtown Sydney and all its iconic sights. Quaint, charismatic and home to some of the most incredible and fascinating heritage sites, there is something in this community Sydney suburb here that will delight everyone.
Good To Know
The weather in Penrith, is slightly more on the hotter side during summer and colder during winter side than other surrounding suburbs, mainly because of its location in a valley. Classified as a humid subtropical climate, the inland town doesn't have the benefit of the cool sea breeze wafting in to keep the town cool, so it has lovely warm summers and cool winters.
Things to See and Do in Penrith
Museum of Fire - A fascinating museum exhibiting everything from fire fighting machinery, photographs, equipment, clothing, protective gear, stories, and the history of fire fighters. See what fire fighters really go through and enjoy the chance to educate your kids on the danger and hazards of fire.
Arms of Australia Inn Museum - Originally built on the Emu Plains in the middle of the 1800s, catering predominantly for travellers passing through from the Blue Mountains to the west during the time of the gold rush. Run by the Nepean District Historical Society, it's an interactive showcase with original inn artefacts that come from as far back as the days of the pioneers. Visitors can see all of the rooms in the inn as they were way back when.
Penrith Regional Gallery and Lewers Bequest - Located in what was the original home of the famous husband and wife artist duo - painter Margo Lewers and sculptor Gerald Lewers. Set on the banks of the Neapean River and on the foot of the Blue Mountains right in the heart of the Emu Plains, the gallery was established in the 1980s and is a stunning example for anybody interested in art and history.
Penrith Whitewater Stadium - Experience white water rafting at its most exciting in an organised environment. Choose from courses ranging from beginners to advanced, and enjoy the thrill and adventure of white water rafting right in town.
Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler & Penrith Platypus Cruises - Experience the Blue Mountains National Park at its most spectacular - night or day. Settle in for a scrumptious lunch, a traditional Devonshire tea, a bit of a boogie after a delicious dinner and a chug in the old Belle down the stunning Nepean Gorge.
Mamre Plains - Once a glorious regal homestead built way back in the 1800s. Home to the magistrate, colonial chaplain and pastoralist, Rev Samuel Marsden, it played a pinnacle role as the core of a working farm. Set in a breathtaking setting on 1000 acres, it was once a successful Merino sheep farm and now a historic showcase to an icon in the Australian wool industry.
The Sydney International Regatta Centre - Superior rowing venue originally built for the 2000 Summer Olympics. A hugely popular venue, it hosts the annual River Regatta every year as well as the ever popular Defqon.1 Festival, which is a serious dance event on the yearly calendar.
Panthers World of Entertainment - The premier destination for a thoroughly good day or night out in Penrith. As well as cable skiing, wake boarding, golf , aqua golf, there's an amusement arcade, 7 bars, a clutch of restaurants and live entertainment.
Walks and Cycle Trails - A number of marked paths and walkways follow the Nepean River between Victoria and Penrith.
The Rock Lookout - Enjoy breathtaking views of the Nepean Gorge.
Wednesday Markets - Shop 'til you drop or just browse the +300 stalls at the Penrith Showground; Greater Sydney's largest market.