June long weekend ideas

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

So much to do, and only three days to fit it in. 

A three-day weekend is the perfect time to explore and enjoy the best of Penrith’s unforgettable experiences with your partner, your family and group of friends. There’s so much to see and do, and only three days to fit it all in so to make things easier we’ve handpicked some of the best activities for you to enjoy across the June long weekend. No matter your age, interests or budget there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Mr WatkinsIndulge and enjoy

Penrith is fast becoming a foodie hot spot with well-known and very experienced chefs returning home after years cooking in some of the finest restaurants around the world, to start their own cafes, bars and restaurants. If you love your food, then make this long weekend your time to discover the amazing meals at Percy Plunkett, Mr Watkins, High St Depot and Allan Grammar. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and drinks in the one convenient location at the Nepean River Precinct where great new restaurants are now open. And even better, the long weekend is a holiday - so calories do not count.

Family Fun

The best family time is when everyone is having fun together and there’s so many opportunities for families to create memories and have together in Penrith. The Kids Course at Skypeak Adventures will thrill and excite kids of all ages, and because the course is not far off the ground, parents can follow alongside and share in the fun or have a go themselves! Sporting kids will enjoy Aqua Golf where the whole family can aim for targets and compete for prizes; or a round of Mini Golf for an unreal time playing across six-different movie sets.

IFLYAdventures with friends

Long weekends are perfect for reconnecting with old friends, so grab your mates and head to Penrith to catch for some friendly competition. Put your pedal to the metal and see who can be the fastest in the go-karts at Luddenham Raceway or challenge your friends to see who can go the highest in the wind tunnel at iFLY Indoor Skydiving. For something completely different unleash your inner Viking with a round of axe throwing at Throw Axe; the game has the same rules as darts, just with axes. Because, why not? Finish your day with a visit to Rusty Penny Brewing Co for a tasting of their amazing beers. Cheers to that.

The great outdoors

Don’t let the cold weather stop you from exploring the great outdoors this June long weekend. You can fill a whole day with outdoor activities at the beautiful Nepean River. Book a cruise on the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler to enjoy sweeping views of the Blue Mountains and Nepean Gorge. Hire a kayak or stand-up paddleboard to experience the river from a unique perspective or stay on dry land and walk the seven-kilometre track connecting the two bridges in Emu Plains and Penrith (including the new Yandhai Nepean Crossing) on the Great River Walk. There are lots of places to stop along the way including playgrounds, cafes, lookout points and resting stops.

ObservatoryLearn something new

There’s plenty of ways to make learning fun and interesting for kids (and adults!). Aspiring astronauts or anyone with a fascination for space will love to visit the Penrith Observatory for Astronomy Night on Saturday 22 June. This two-hour event starts at 7pm and includes a tour the dome, exploring the night sky through telescopes, watching a 3D movie and a presentation with a guest speaker. For something different, why not try to follow clues, crack puzzles, solve problems and complete physical challenges to make it out of one of an Escape Room? There’s two to choose from; Escape Room 51 or Narrow Escape Rooms – do one or do both if you’re feeling particularly clever.


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