Top 10 Things to do this summer
- Written by Adam Gatt 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
This is your guide to the ultimate summer of fun in Penrith.
- Penrith Whitewater Stadium: This 320-metre white-water course was built to host the canoe and kayak slalom competitions in the Sydney 2000 Olympics and it remains the only man-made white-water facility in Australia. Groups of eight can do guided rafting which is a great activity for adventurous families, friends and colleagues (just know you’ll get wet!).
- iFLY Indoor Skydiving: You don’t need to jump out of a plane to experience the thrill and excitement of skydiving. iFLY Indoor Skydiving is safe for kids, and a realistic skydiving experience for anyone wanting to get out of the comfort zone and challenge themselves.
- Jetpack Adventures: Flying as much as ten metres above the water is no longer the stuff of dreams. At Jetpack Adventures you can make like James Bond and fly across one of the lakes at the Sydney International Regatta Centre with a jetpack or fly board. It’s the perfect summer activity because what goes up, must come down; so you’re bound to make a splash!
- Sun Masamune (Sake Brewery): Did you know Penrith is home to the only sake brewery in Australia? Visitors can tour the factory, taste their sake and purchase something from the cellar door. Try out their beautiful skincare range which includes soaps and moisturiser. Open weekdays only.
- The Nepean River: There are so many different ways to explore the Nepean River. You can hop on a boat, kayak or jetski to experience the river from a different perspective or stay on dry land and enjoy the Great River Walk on bike or foot and enjoy looking at the amazing wildlife along the way. You can also take a guided fishing tour or eco tour of the Nepean River with an experienced local guide. The options are endless!
- Cables Wake Park: If you want to have fun and don’t mind getting wet, try wakeboarding and knee boarding at this world-class facility. Kids aged 6 and over will also love the inflatable Aqua Park which has slides, trampolines and obstacles to climb. There’s also a playground and splash pad for toddlers!
- Museum of Fire: Explore the drama and danger of fire and firefighting, and learn about the history of fighting fires at the largest museum of its kind in Australia. The kids will be enthralled by the collection of firetrucks and can experience first-hand what it’s like to fight fires!
- Penrith Regional Gallery & Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre: The Gallery presents a dynamic mix of exhibitions and workshops, and has a café set in heritage gardens which serves breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The Joan (as it’s affectionately known to locals) has a 660-seat concert hall or 380-seat drama theatre for world-class performances in music, theatre and dance. Check out their 2019 season program.
- Luddenham Raceway: Go-karting is a thrill people of all ages can enjoy. Kids (8-14yrs) can race around the rookie track, while adults (15yrs and over) can put their pedal to the metal on the thrilling pro-circuit. The outdoor paintball facility features four expansive and themed fields, and state of the art paintball guns and equipment.
- Skypeak Adventures: If climbing, swinging, jumping, soaring or free-falling from great heights peaks your interest - then this is the perfect place for you to hang out. This aerial playground has been custom built around an impressive centrepiece, a 28-metre tall Red River Gum tree. There’s more than 80 high ropes, aerial and zip line challenges to explore at thrilling heights so your adventure can be as hard or easy as you like.