Discover your backyard
One Day Itinerary
With lockdown restrictions easing there’s no better time to get outside and discover your backyard.
Refresh your soul and stretch those weary WHF legs with an outdoor adventure in some of Penrith’s most unspoiled natural spaces. Plus make the most of the fresh air with a picnic lunch or dinner from some of Penrith’s best local restaurants whose takeaway menus are the perfect accompaniment to a full day of exploring.
Hike or Bike your way around Penrith
Early morning is for exploring one of Penrith’s many hike or bike trails. Make the most of the quiet early hours enjoying our surrounding nature reserves and bushland undisturbed. With trails to suit walkers, off-road runners, cyclists and mountain bikers there’s literally something for everyone. Check out our printable Hikes and Bikes guide here.
From adventures in nature to adventures of a different kind, make sure you stop for morning coffee (or a light brunch) at Café at Lewers, located in the grounds of the Penrith Regional Gallery. Not only can you enjoy a much-needed caffeine hit and seasonal menu with takeaway options, you will also have the chance to explore the gallery grounds, which features a variety of sculptures by the original artist owners of the gallery site. Plus Café at Lewers offers yet another vantage point to enjoy the picturesque Nepean River.
Snap a selfie with one of Penrith’s local heroes
Penrith is lucky to have a wealth of local artistic talent on display across the city. One of the most prominent murals in the city is Shannon Boyd’s colourful mural on the Penrith PCYC. Featuring a series of local icons, Shannon’s work celebrates Penrith locals, has been featured in Destination NSW tourism campaigns and makes a hell-of-a selfie background.
Emu Hall is one of Penrith’s newest and most popular dining venues. Set on the western banks of the Nepean River overlooking the spectacular Yandhai Nepean Bridge, Emu Hall promises to satisfy every craving under the sun from woodfired pizza to freak shakes, acai bowls to kebabs, campos coffee and cocktails and everything in between. And the best news is they have plenty of takeaway options available.
Enjoy views of the Nepean Valley and beyond at the Rock Lookout Mulgoa
Cap off the perfect day at the Rock Lookout Mulgoa. A short walk through local bushland leads you to Penrith’s most glorious view of the Nepean Gorge. You’ll want to make sure your phone is fully charged to capture the changing colours as the sun slides over the Blue Mountains in the distance.
Wine and dine along the Nepean River at the Nepean River Restaurant Precinct which offers a wide range of dine in and takeaway options to suit your needs. The precinct is home to some family favourites including Tella Balls, Lone Star and the Coffee Club as well as the delicious Goji Bar and Restaurant which specialises in modern Asian cuisine, Eastbank Fish and Chips and Maldini’s Italian where a glass of red is a given. Fill up while lapping up the stunning river views.