Your guide to Penrith’s ultimate Summer bucket list
Don’t let a rainy forecast dampen your summer plans! Make unforgettable memories and discover new experiences and eateries, explore and adventure with family and friends.
Don’t miss out, make the most of your summer with our ULTIMATE bucket list! Ready for the best summer yet? Let’s go!
- Penrith White Water Rafting
Experience the thrills and spills of guided and unguided whitewater rafting and kayaking this summer. Penrith Whitewater Stadium offers guided rafting for beginners (12 years and over) and self-guided rafting for the more adventurous (16 years and over). So, if you are looking for some extreme fun, then look no further. Let the friendly staff give you an adventure you'll never forget! Bookings are essential.
- Sips and Sounds at the Penrith Regional Gallery
Enjoy music, art, food and drinks from Café at Lewers, and listen to the sweet sounds of local artists performing live. PLEASE NOTE: January 2022 events have been postponed. Cafe will be open normal hours 8am to 3pm.
- Many ways to experience Nepean River
The Nepean River is one of Penrith’s most iconic natural features and is a must do when completing your summer bucket list. There are so many ways to experience the river, whether that be on land or on the river itself! You can opt to cruise along the river on the romantic old style paddlewheeler, the Nepean Belle. Take a stroll, or try and make a personal best on the Great River Walk track. Stop in at one of the many eateries along the way like the Coffee Club for a caffeine fix or Emu Hall for an insta-worthy cocktail and delicious all day eats while taking in the view of the beautiful Nepean River. Feeling more adventurous? Explore the majestic river by hiring a canoe, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard from Horizon Line.
- Make a splash at Cables Wake Park and Aqua Park
Cables Wake Park in Penrith is a must do this season! Try cable skiing, wakeboarding or kneeboarding at this world-class facility. The Aqua Park area located at the back lake has inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and a floating course! It’s the perfect place to cool off this summer.
- Take a Jet Pack Adventure
Experience the thrill and excitement of flying above the water with Jetpack Adventures at the Sydney International Regatta Centre! Jetpacking allows you to fly through the air as high as 10 meters above the water, propelled by two jet nozzles attached on your back within a pack. Hand controls allow you to steer yourself in whatever direction you want to go!
- Walk the 2.6km loop of Fernhill Estate
Have a look at the stunning property of Fernhill Estate, via a 2.6 kilometre Fernhill walking trail open from 10 am -12.30 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm on Sundays. The walk takes in Fernhill Estate's green setting, and the exterior of the homestead. Registration is essential.
- Go fast and go hard at Luddenham Raceway
Luddenham Raceway is the best outdoor go-karting centre around town. With loads of fun to be had, this facility includes a rookie circuit and a pro circuit, as well as a Paintball field! The motorsport park also has a 1.4km circuit for cars, motorcycles and karts, with dedicated track days.
- Duck Duck Goose Dumpling Bar
Music, lights and late nights! Brand NEW, Duck Duck Goose is Penrith’s very own dumpling bar. Serving fat and juicy dumplings, bao, cocktails and other tasty morsels to whet your appetite.
- Stunning sunsets at Theo’s
Enjoy stunning Penrith sunsets overlooking the Blue Mountains in a Mediterranean inspired space. Theo’s Rooftop Bar is THE place to be this summer, beautifully styled décor and bar, it’s a great place to hang with friends and family or an after-work drink.
- Mexican food and epic playground at Yo Loco
The last stop on your bucket list, we must really taco about Yo Loco. Another NEW eatery in Penrith, from the food to the fun experience a true Mexican cultural experience. The kids will also have the time of their lives in the indoor playground.
Coming from out of town or have friends or family staying?
Penrith has a variety of accommodation options to suit all groups and budgets including pet friendly, check them out here.
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