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
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.
Indulge 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 one of the many recently opened venues like The Savoury Dining, The Birdhouse, Elton Chong, Chechos, The Valley Junction or the 'go to' favourites like Percy Plunkett, Mr Watkins, High St Depot, Pantere, Emu Hall and AG, or check out the multiple options at the Nepean River Precinct, Panthers or St Marys Leagues Club.
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. We've listed all Penrith's eat and enjoy venues here for your convenience.
The best family time is when everyone is having fun together and there’s so many opportunities for families to create memories and have fun together in Penrith.
Sporting kids and competitive adults will enjoy Aqua Golf where everyone can aim for targets and compete for prizes; or play a round of Unreal Mini Golf for an unreal time playing across six-different movie sets. It's not limited to golf, there's skating, movies, arcades, indoor trampolines and an adventure course too, find all the family fun to be had here.
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. Because, why not? For something different, why not try to follow clues, crack puzzles, solve problems and complete physical challenges to make it out of an Escape Room? Narrow Escape Rooms – have three rooms to choose from if you’re feeling particularly clever. Finish your day with a visit to Rusty Penny Brewing Co for a tasting of their amazing beers. Cheers to that. 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.