Photo: Penrith Plaza - 10 Screen Cinema, foodcourt, over 215 stores, restaurants and plenty of parking
Penrith is a city of open spaces. Of rural scenery. A stunning river and the spectacular Nepean Gorge.
With recreational opportunities to match. History, culture, entertainment and sport. Fun festivals, great shopping including Penrith Plaza and friendly hospitality.
Nearby is the location of the world renowned Sydney International Regatta Centre at the Penrith Lakes - with picnic and bbq facilities, rowing, canoeing, dragon boats, club fishing, and sailing. The nearby Whitewater Stadium offers white water rapids - 21st century rafting at its best.
The area was first explored by the newly arrived European settlers one year after the start of the British Colony of New South Wales, in 1789. Rural settlement along the river and its tributaries soon followed and today, a rich heritage remains.
Muru Mittigar, the Aboriginal Culture and Education Centre is well worth a visit - it shows how the traditional owners of the of the land lived and survived. Authentic Aboriginal art, crafts and souvenirs are available. Muru Mittigar means Pathway of Friends.
Muru Mittigar - Aboriginal Culture and Education Centre Phone +061 2 47 292 377, Penrith, West Sydney, New South Wales.
Museum of Fire - Fire is dangerous yet essential to us. Explore the fascinating history of fire fighting and the modern impact of fire in the home and the environment, with a Junior Firefighters Training Area for the Kids!
Off Castlereagh Rd., Penrith, West Sydney. Open from 9.30am to 4.30pm seven days a week.
Museum of Fire : Phone +061 2 4731 3000, Penrith West Sydney, New South Wales.
Exploring early Penrith West Sydney history - The Arms of Australia Inn Museum at Emu Plains is one of the oldest buildings in Penrith, if not the oldest. This former inn was built in two sections, the first around 1826. Cnr. Gardenia Ave and Great Western Highway at Emu Plains, Sydney NSW Australia, Offers a variety of School tours and activities.
The Arms of Australia Inn Museum - Phone +061 2 4735 4394, Penrith West Sydney, New South Wales.
Great for shopping! With the new additions, offers more variety and bargains than ever before. Located between the Penrith Railway Station and High St, there are over 200 shops, a Hoyts Theatre, a food dining court, and number of great restaurants including international and Australian fare.
Hoyts Penrith Plaza has daily movies. ph: (02) 4732 1121.
Penrith Plaza - Phone PH (02) 4721 4354, New South Wales. Penrith train station is only a short walk.
Panthers World of Entertainment - Mulgoa Road, Penrith NSW 2750 - Phone: (02) 4720-5555.
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Area: 407 square kilometres.
Climate: Penrith in west Sydney enjoys hot dry summers. While summer maxima are higher than in coastal areas, humidity is lower. Winters are mild and sunny, but with a colder overnight minimum than coastal areas. See the Daily weather for Penrith, Current and forecasts Penrith Weather West Sydney.
Average Temperatures: Summer 16 to 30 degrees Celsius, Winter 3 to 17 degrees Celsius.
Average Rainfall: 784 millimetres.
Our home is the Nepean Region and we’re delighted you’re already here or are planning a visit. Make yourself at home and enjoy Penrith Sydney and our beautiful Nepean River.
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Photo: Penrith Lakes and the Blue Mountains