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

Penrith's restaurants with views

24 April 2018

On the menu for you to choose from is a delicious selection of food served with a side of amazing views. 

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

24 April 2018

Spend quality time enjoying great food with your Mum. We’ve tracked down the best places serving up delicious meals this Mother’s Day.

Top places to catch live music

23 April 2018

You can enjoy live music at many great venues across Penrith but we’ve come up with a list of the best. You’re welcome. 

Penrith's best new cafe

22 April 2018

Sometimes the best things are worth searching that little bit harder for. Tucked away in an arcade off High Street is Notion Café. It’s well worth the effort. 

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

21 April 2018

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.

Five free things to do in Penrith

17 April 2018

No money, no worries? Don’t go digging around in your wallet because we’ve come up with a list of the best free activities in Penrith. 

Reimagine Ageing in Penrith

26 March 2018

No matter how ‘old’ you are or feel, it's time to reawaken your spirit of fun and adventure in Penrith.

Young man and woman posing with Escape 51 sign and props

26 March 2018

With Youth Week being celebrated from 13-22 April across NSW, there’s no better time to focus on some of the unique things Penrith has to offer for young people.

Stars in night sky

26 March 2018

April 12 is International Day of Human Space Flight and the clear skies of Penrith in autumn make it a great place to be dazzled by the wonder of all things astronomical.

Old cars lined up on grass

26 March 2018

Penrith showcases the best and the latest in cars, bikes, trucks and earthmoving equipment this month.

Woman relaxing against tree trunk with autumn leaves on ground

26 March 2018

Fall in love with a different side of Penrith this month by visiting some places that really show their best colours in the cooler months.

Grug on stage at The Joan.

16 March 2018

Looking for interesting, fun and affordable ways to keep the kids occupied these April school holidays? Look no further, because we’ve got you covered.

There’s so much fun to be had in Penrith this Easter!

28 February 2018

There’s some really eggcellent activities to enjoy in the lead up to Easter. So hop to it! 

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

28 February 2018

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.

Your next girls day out is in Penrith

19 February 2018

In desperate need of a girl’s weekend? We’ve got you sorted with our Girls Day Out guide; full of festivals, films, food and more, designed with the whole girl gang in mind.

It’s a collector’s paradise this month in Penrith

12 February 2018

Immerse yourself in the world of Australia’s most prolific collectors and delight in their treasures both small and large.

Enjoy spectacular views of the River

05 February 2018

Autumn hues of red, yellow and orange set against the magnificent Blue Mountains makes a bushwalk in Penrith a must-do activity this month.

Smiling woman surrounded by glitter

30 January 2018

World class performances in theatre, music, dance and more… check out what’s in store at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre in 2018.

Smiling girl on Skypeak aerial adventure equipment

30 January 2018

St Marys is the place to be this summer with plenty to eat, see and do for the whole family.

Man holding 2 axes standing in front of wooden targets

30 January 2018

If you’ve ever wanted to throw an axe (and really, who hasn’t?) this one’s for you. Throw Axe is now open in Penrith so get ready to unleash your inner lumberjack.

Ian Thirpe holding baton

30 January 2018

Penrith will host the Queen’s Baton Relay on Sunday 4 February. Find out where you can cheer on the batonbearers and join in the fun of this historic event.

Young couple smiling and eating ice cream at a cafe

10 January 2018

Whether your loved one enjoys being wined and dined, or they live for the thrill of adventure - you’ll find something special for your special someone in Penrith.

Get the adrenaline pumping at Cables Wake Park

19 December 2017

Get wet, stay cool and have a lot of fun in Penrith this summer at Cables Wake Park. Try wakeboarding, kneeboarding, the aqua park and more! 

Make a splash at Ripples Leisure Centre

19 December 2017

With two outdoor pools, a playground, a café, gazebos offering shade and a fun new splash pad there is only one place you need to be on a hot summer day.

The Holy Grail of breakfast is at Manic Organic

18 December 2017

If your New Year’s resolution is to try new things, make one of those things Manic Organic Café. Trust us, your tastebuds (and waistline) will thank you.

Climb into this exhilarating indoor activity

18 December 2017

Climb the wall like Spiderman and enjoy hours of active indoor fun at the Climbing Centre in Penrith. All ages and skill levels welcome! 

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 2017.

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.

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.

Bragging Rights

03 July 2017

Hundreds of locals shared their love of Penrith on social media last month as part of Council’s #BraggingRights competition.

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.

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 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.

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...

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.