Five free things to do in Penrith

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. 

Great River WalkGreat river walk thumb

Set aside a few hours, put your walking shoes on, and get ready to experience the sights and sounds of the Nepean River on the Great River Walk. The 7km loop track takes you from Penrith to Emu Plains (or vice versa depending on where you start) and it’s perfect for observing wildlife, river sports and activities, and the beautiful scenic views along the way.

Penrith Regional Gallery

Located across the road from the Nepean River in a beautiful heritage building, the Penrith Regional Gallery offers first-class exhibitions without the first-class price tag. The Gallery is open seven days a week and entry is free. With exhibitions changing each season, there’s always something new and interesting to see.

Tree walk at Skypeak

The free Skypeak Walk allows you to get up high and close to the action at the unique tree tops adventure attraction, Skypeak Adventures. Enjoy a distant view of the spectacular Blue Mountains while taking in the different high ropes courses around you. You might even be inspired to take the leap!

Wind tunnel at iFLY Indoor SkydivingiFly indoor skydiving thumb

Did you know you can observe all the aerial acrobatics of the indoor skydivers from the viewing area at iFLY Indoor Skydiving? Enjoy 360 degree views of all the action in the glass wind tunnel from the comfort of lounges. Entry is free and trust us, you’ll be blown away by what you see.

Family Fishing

There are nine species of freshwater fish in Penrith Lakes and each Tuesday from 9am to 5pm you can take part in Community Fishing. This is a free activity run by the NSW Department of Primary Industries where you can learn about responsible catch and release practices. Just BYO equipment.


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