Penrith NSW Places to See and Things to Do
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Penrith Shire, on the western outskirt of Sydney has a lot of great things. A growing collection of restaurants and eateries. Four shopping centres. spectacular lakes, rivers and waterways, green countryside interspered with modern development and pioneering history to explore.
Muru Mittigar, located next to the beautiful Penrith Lakes - See the Penrith Map - offers you the chance to experience Aboriginal Culture. Learn about the plants, animals and the environment that Aboriginals had co-existed succesfully with for so many thousands of years. Even try your hand at throwing a boomerang!
Nepean Gorge Lookouts
The Rock Lookout, one of the Nepean Gorge Lookouts, is part of the Blue Mountains National Park. Overlooking the Nepean River as it flows towards Penrith, you can see some of the millions of eucalyptus trees that blanket the mountains and park.
The Blue Mountains National Park is one of a number of World Heritage Areas located in Australia. Varied multicoloured birdlife is to be found here, as are many plants that have disappeared from the wider Sydney region. There are also numerous Aboriginal Heritage sites. Guided tours are available.
The Fire Museum is located in the Old Power Station - here you can find one of the finest collections of fire trucks and equipment. There are trucks and equipment that go right to the very beginning of mechanical fire fighting.
St Thomas Church
St Thomas Church was completed in 1835 and had been closely associated with the Blaxland family. Blaxland was one of the small group of European explorers to first cross the Blue Mountains. Located off Mulgoa Road, on the way to Blaxland Crossing from Penrith.
The building in the second shot of the video is the Arms of Australia Museum. Here, you can find artefacts and displays relating to the early days of the colony, including information about convict life.
Mamre Homestead played an important role in creating the Merino Wool industry in Australia. It was also the home and working farm of the Marsden family.
Penrith Lakes was home to the Sydney Olympics Regatta Races. The surrounding parklands are beautiful and serene. When not being used as a venue, the parklands and regatta center is open to the public during daylight hours.
Arms of Australia Inn Museum
At the Arms of Australia Inn Museum, there are displays and artefacts about colonial life in country Australia.
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There are plenty more things in Penrith to experience and see than the video can show. Festivals and events hosted in Penrith at different times throughout the year. Contact the Penrith Visitor Information Centre Phone: +061 2 4732 7671 for more info about Penrith and Western Sydney.
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Cronulla Beaches in Sydney
The Cronulla Peninsula, located on the the south side of Botany Bay has four main beaches. Wanda Beach, Elouera Beach, North Cronulla, South Cronulla and Shelly Beach. Cronulla is accessible by train from the city and close to four National Parks, making it a good place to stay while you explore the rest of Sydney. See more about the Cronulla Beaches.
Sydney Beachside Accommodation
Places to enjoy beachside accommodation can be found in the many beachside suburbs of Sydney, but the most popular places to stay are Bondi, Manly (North Shore), Coogee and Cronulla.
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