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Keep up to date with what has been happening in Penrith by reading our latest blog articles.

New restaurants to indulge at this silly season

29 November 2017

Tis the season to be merry and there’s plenty of places to get into the festive spirit throughout December.

Christmas decorations on a table with a wine glass and candles

29 November 2017

Take the fuss out of Christmas and book a delicious lunch at one of the great restaurants open in Penrith on Christmas Day. 

Everything you need to know about Penrith’s new bar

28 November 2017

Penrith is home to some culinary heavyweights and the newest addition Mr Watkin's is no exception.

There’s lots of great events to get you in the Christmas spirit

27 November 2017

Penrith is bursting with fun events to get you in the festive mood and ready for Christmas.

People sitting on motor tricycles in front of a view of mountains

27 November 2017

Don’t waste hours trawling shops in search of the perfect gift this year because we’ve got your Christmas gift shopping all wrapped up.

The Rebel Women’s Big Bash League is coming to Penrith

26 November 2017

Get ready to be bowled over! Sydney Thunder take on the Melbourne Stars in Penrith, and you can watch for free!

New art exhibition explores the Australian outback

22 November 2017

Summer is finally here and you know what that means; there’s a new art exhibition to see at the Penrith Regional Gallery.

Top 10 Things To See and Do At Real Festival

03 November 2017

Set aside your entire weekend, that’s right block out your calendar, because there is just so much to see and do at Real Festival this year. To help you out, we've come up with a list of unmissable activities, attractions and experiences. You're welcome.

Be Bowled Over By The Nurturing Goodness Of Mamata

29 September 2017

With a name that means ‘Mother’s Love’ it’s no wonder this new café in Penrith is providing us all with new and totally delicious ways to look after our health. 

It’s A Great Month To Do The Great River Walk

29 September 2017

Make this month your time to get outside and explore, the Great River Walk could be the perfect way to end your day.

Fishing Around For Something Fun To Do?

29 September 2017

If you’re keen to get outside, enjoy the sunshine and do something new and fun, then we have a weekly free activity that ticks all those boxes. 

Score Yourself Free Tickets To The Golf

29 September 2017

Experience golf at its best, and for FREE, at the 2017 NSW Open Golf Championship in Penrith from 16-19 November.

Embrace Adventure And Fun At Real Festival

29 September 2017

Real Festival returns with an weekend of free activities and experiences in the beautiful natural setting at the Nepean River.

A Night Of Beauty & Ballet Under The Stars In Penrith

29 September 2017

Be swept up in the glamour, beauty and romance of the magical production The Sleeping Beauty at Ballet Under the Stars. 

Major events served up in Penrith this weekend

11 September 2017

If you’re going to one of the three major events in Penrith this weekend, plan your travel ahead of time so you don’t miss a moment of the action.

Come for the game, stay for the food.

06 September 2017

You’re going to need some sustenance to get you through the game or fill you up after the thrilling match between the Westfield Matildas and Brazil. 

Spring exhibition celebrates Modernist art and living

28 August 2017

Once the home and studio of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers, the Penrith Regional Gallery continues to be a place of lively debate, artistic creation and exhibition on the banks of the Nepean River.

Three reasons why you should head to The Village

28 August 2017

If you’re looking for a restaurant with rustic decor, a great atmosphere and delicious food– then look no further than The Village in Penrith. 

Ride the wave all the way to Penrith

28 August 2017

With the weather getting warmer, suddenly putting on your swimsuit and venturing into the water doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea.

A young man using a water jetpack on the Nepean River

28 August 2017

If you’re looking for a Father’s Day gift that will make you stand out from your siblings, you’re in the right place.

Grug on stage at The Joan.

28 August 2017

School holidays don’t need to be stressful or expensive. Our top five things to do in Penrith has activities and adventures that will excite and delight kids of all ages.

Three big events, one huge weekend!

21 August 2017

Get ready for an explosive weekend of world-class events as the very best in soccer, tennis and music head to Penrith to play and perform for their biggest fans.

Matilda's player Katrina Gorry kicking a soccer ball during a match

08 August 2017

There is a buzz across the city and excitement is building as Penrith gears up to host the Matildas vs Brazil match on Saturday 16 September at Pepper Stadium.

The Nepean Belle cruising on the Nepean River

01 August 2017

If you’ve heard the terms ‘Date card’, ‘Group date’ and ‘Final rose’ before, then it’s fair to say you’re familiar with a little program called The Bachelor.

A close up of a burger with cheese, tomato and mayonaise

28 July 2017

Penrith is in the spotlight after winning two awards in The Daily Telegraph’s Best of Sydney campaign.

Two young ladies walking on a footpath alongside the water at the Regatta Centre pushing strollers

27 July 2017

 Your 3-day guide to Penrith, ideas for date nights and events galore!

A man and woman holding hands whilst floating in the air

25 July 2017

It’s a testament to the popularity of indoor skydiving that the Australian Indoor Skydiving Championships has grown into a two-day event.

A couple looking for the correct key for a padlock in Escaperoom 51

29 June 2017

Don't let the cold stop you from discovering new and exciting places with your family and friends on the weekends.

A cup of coffee on a saucer

29 June 2017

It's a well-known fact that a bad coffee can absolutely ruin your day, but there's a sure-fire way to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening to you in the future.

Young, excited children in front of two vintage fire trucks in a museum

28 June 2017

Children don't need to spend hours in a classroom or on a computer to learn something new.

Things to do on a rainy day in Penrith

28 June 2017

There's plenty of indoor entertainment and activities to keep you warm and dry on cold, rainy days in Penrith...

Penrith comes to life at night

01 June 2017

The revitalisation of Penrith’s CBD has attracted a raft of new restaurants and many of the established and most popular restaurants are keeping their doors open for dinner.

Old barn shed used as a museum with farming equipment outside it.

01 June 2017

Celebrate the Queen’s birthday by getting out and exploring everything that Penrith has to offer.

The best steaks in Penrith

10 May 2017

There are plenty of places to enjoy a good meal in Penrith, but finding the best T-Bone, Rib-Eye, Fillet or Rump can be time consuming and expensive.

A young family with two kids enjoying themselves at a street fair

08 May 2017

If you’re having trouble choosing the perfect gift for your mum, don’t worry! It turns out that what mothers want more than anything else on Mother’s Day is just to spend time with their children and loved ones.

The best pizza in Penrith – get ready for a slice of heaven!

02 May 2017

Whether it’s eaten at home or in a restaurant, pizza is undoubtedly one of the most popular meals consumed by Australians.

A woman and man on a ledge holding onto a flying fox about to jump

26 April 2017

It’s highly likely that over the years your mum has been gifted unloved or unwanted items that are currently cluttering up her house, the outside shed or storage area.

Table and seats under a pergola in a park along a river

11 April 2017

What’s not to love about autumn? The days and nights are cool, all around us nature transforms under a new palette of colours and there’s the sweet smell of Easter in the air.

A taste of Germany in Penrith

28 March 2017

If it’s comfort food you’re after, take a stroll down Riley Street and head on in to the newly opened Bavarian restaurant.

A woman dressed in festive Easter costume accompanied by someone in a rabbit costume.

20 March 2017

Easter is the one time of year where you're guaranteed to get four days off in a row (if you're lucky) and that amount of time opens up a lot of opportunities.

Two young ladies enjoying cocktails and drinks at a table.

03 February 2017

First stop on our cocktail tour of Penrith is Coco Cubano which is part of the vibrant Riley St Precinct.

Learn something new in 2017

31 January 2017

If you’ve got creative flair and an interest in music, drama and dance then check out what’s on offer from Penrith Performing and Visual Arts.

Young woman smiling whilst indoor skydiving

25 January 2017

Whether you’re a family looking for fun, a couple looking to explore somewhere new together, an adrenaline junkie looking for a challenge or a group of friends wanting to enjoy the great outdoors...

Young couple smiling and eating ice cream at a cafe

24 January 2017

Take your valentine’s breath away with an iFLY Indoor Skydiving experience they will never forget.

Burger Heaven in Penrith

24 January 2017

If you haven’t already noticed, the humble hamburger has received a facelift in recent years.

Ever dreamt of flying through the air? It’s possible in Penrith

03 January 2017

Jetpack Adventures operates out of the Sydney International Regatta Centre, which is approximately 50 mins from Sydney’s CBD.

The silhouette of a man up in the air using a water jetpack on a river

07 December 2016

Located only 50 mins from Sydney’s CBD and at the foot of the Blue Mountains, Penrith is the perfect place for your next day trip or weekend adventure.

When you need something to eat, take a stroll down Riley Street

28 September 2016

A suite of new restaurants and street scaping has transformed Riley Street in Penrith’s CBD into a vibrant alfresco dining precinct with a growing number of cafes, and restaurants.

Try rowing or kayaking along the beautiful Nepean River

30 August 2016

Reconnect with nature by rowing or kayaking along the picturesque Nepean River; it's a great way to exercise and see the Nepean River from a difference perspective.

The gold medal goes to the Sydney International Regatta Centre

30 August 2016

Driving into the Sydney International Regatta Centre (SIRC) you’ll soon come across a permanent reminder of the site’s impressive sporting heritage.

Young family enjoying a picnic on a blanket in a park

30 August 2016

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the once drab and grey streetscapes are being sprinkled with the colours of spring.

Explore Penrith by foot

29 July 2016

With so many attractions located within walking distance of Penrith’s train station, there’s really no need to bring your car to Penrith.

Ten things you didn't know about Sake

26 July 2016

Sake has been around for approximately 2000 years but it’s only been produced in Penrith for the past 30 years.

Take your adventure to new heights

11 July 2016

If climbing, swinging, jumping, soaring or free-falling from great heights peaks your interest - then we’ve got the perfect place for you to hang out this month.

The street that's a batt above the average

28 June 2016

If you’ve ever travelled along busy Mulgoa Road then you’ve definitely travelled past it.

A side view of a large indoor kids playground.

28 June 2016

It may be getting a bit cold outside but if the thought of another day couped up inside with your children is enough to send you bananas, then you need to read on!

Toast with icecream sprinkled with crushed nuts and strawberries

01 June 2016

If you’re planning on eating your way through winter, High St is a great place to start.