June long weekend ideas
Penrith is the place to be this June long weekend.
With three days up your sleeve you’ll be able to enjoy a range of unforgettable Penrith experiences with your partner, family or friends – and you can sweeten the deal by using your Dine and Discover and Stay NSW or Parents NSW vouchers!
With so much on offer and only three days to play with, we’ve handpicked some of the best activities for you to enjoy. And the good news? There really is something for everyone.
All kids love fire engines, right? Visit the much-loved Museum of Fire and enjoy the current exhibition, Celebrating our Connections with Japan. Or, enjoy a performance at the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre with Penrith Symphony Orchestra’s entertaining Pops for Tots on Sunday.
There’s also a raft of fun activities like Aqua Golf (yes, it’s a thing), the obstacle courses at TruNinja and challenging walls at Penrith Climbing Centre. Then there are movies, arcades, indoor trampolines, and an unreal mini-golf course. Find all the family fun here.
Indulge and enjoy
The Penrith food scene is eclectic and exciting. From the Nepean River Precinct and Emu Hall to city centre favourites like Percy Plunkett, Mr Watkins, High St Depot and Elton Chong along with Table Lane delights like The Valley Junction and PoppiTino there’s something for every taste and budget.
Find a full list of great places to eat and drink in Penrith here.And even better, the long weekend is a holiday - so calories do not count. We encourage you to book ahead to make sure you can secure a table as some venues book out on busy days and have altered hours over holiday weekends.
Adventures with friends
Long weekends are perfect for reconnecting with old friends, so grab your mates and head to Penrith to catch up 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. For something different, follow clues, crack puzzles, solve problems and complete physical challenges at Narrow Escape Rooms. Finish your day with a visit to Rusty Penny Brewing Co for a tasting of their amazing beers. Check out all the adventure to be had in Penrith.
The great outdoors
Don’t let the cooler 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 or 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. If you want to stretch your legs try The Rock Lookout and Mountain View Reserve or take a wander around Fernhill (registration required).
Can't fit in all in to one day? Make a real weekend of it and stay over in Penrith. There is a range of accommodation options to choose from to suit everyone's needs and budgets.
Check out Visit Penrith's event calendar for exhibitions, family fun, tours, markets, performances, sport and workshops throughout the long weekend.