June long weekend ideas
- Written by Jane Ewings Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
A three-day weekend is the perfect time to explore and enjoy the best of Penrith’s fun and affordable experiences.
We’ve handpicked some of the best experiences for you to enjoy in Penrith across the June long weekend. No matter your age, interests or budget there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Penrith.
Keep the kids entertained by spending the day at one of Penrith’s family-friendly attractions. The Kids Course at Skypeak Adventures will thrill and excite kids of all ages. The aerial course is not far off the ground, so parents can follow alongside and share in the fun! Located in the same building is one of the largest indoor play centres in Australia, Go Bananas. Kids will love exploring the huge climbing frame, 3 lane racing slide, age appropriate play areas and much more. There’s a café onsite serving hot food and drinks or you can head next door to St Marys Leagues Club to enjoy a great meal at one of their 7 restaurants.
Adventures with friends
Long weekends are perfect for reconnecting with old friends, so grab your mates and head to Penrith to catch up and have some fun. Enjoy a round of golf of Aqua Golf at Penrith Panthers. This is an all ages, all weather activity and priced at just $8 for a bucket (and group discounts available) it’s also affordable fun. Then head next door to iFLY Indoor Skydiving; be amazed as you watch from the viewing gallery or pre-book your flight to experience the excitement of skydiving without jumping out of a plane. Finish your day with a meal in the Penrith Panthers complex; with 11 restaurants to choose from you’re bound to find something to suit all tastes and budgets.
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 fun outdoor activities at the beautiful Nepean River. Pre-book an eco-tour and discover the abundance of fish, birds and other native wildlife that calls this pristine waterway their home, or book a cruise on the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler to get sweeping views of the Blue Mountains and Nepean Gorge. Hire a kayak or stand-up paddleboard or stay on dry land and enjoy the seven-kilometre walking track connecting the two bridges in Penrith and Emu Plains on the Great River Walk. There are lots of places to stop along the way including playgrounds, cafes, lookout points and resting stops.
Learn something new
Penrith has a long and rich history which you can discover from the comfort of your own car this long weekend. The Penrith Heritage Drive takes you to 25 historical sites located across Penrith; some are well-known buildings and others are like little hidden historical gems. Or you can discover the amazing artworks of Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists commemorating the British atomic tests in Australia in the 1950s in Black Mist Burnt Country, part of the Penrith Regional Gallery’s new Winter Exhibition Suite.