Unique ideas for the Easter long weekend

A woman dressed in festive Easter costume accompanied by someone in a rabbit costume.

Easter is the one time of year where you're guaranteed to get four days off in a row (if you're lucky) and that amount of time opens up a lot of opportunities.

Families

Kids enjoying the Museum of Fire

Must see

The Museum of Fire is home to an impressive collection of fire-fighting vehicles and memorabilia, there's enough here to keep even the littlest firefighters interested and occupied for hours. To top it off there's also a children's play and activities area complete with a ride-on fire-engine and interactive computer games. Make a day of it and check out the other family fun attractions in Penrith.

To eat

There's plenty of family-friendly dining options in Penrith, but we suggest you visit The Coffee Club on the Nepean River it has a great play area for kids and also serves up delicious food with a view. For the older kids try Downtown Brooklyn which not only has it's own basketball court but a menu full of hearty burgers and milkshakes. Check out the eateries with kids entertainment for more options.

Stay

Ingenia Holiday Park backs onto the picturesque Nepean River and offers a range of accommodation to suit all family sizes and budgets. There's also the Quality Inn Penrith or Holiday Inn both conveniently located near facilities if you want to be closer to the action.

Couples

Group of people eating Thai food with chopsticks

Must see

Enjoy a lunch time cruise on-board the Nepean Belle on Good Friday or Easter Saturday (bookings essential). Take in the sights and sounds of the Nepean River and enjoy a delicious meal at the same time. After lunch, stop into the nearby Penrith Regional Gallery to see their latest exhibition.

To eat

Grab a coffee, some afternoon tea or even a cocktail atthe newly opened Mr Watkins Bar and Cafe. For something romantic, try the Union Restaurant for delicious sangria and tapas - the perfect way to end your day.

Stay

Mercure Penrith is situated next to Penrith Panthers and within a short walking distance from attractions, restaurants, public transport and shopping. If you prefer self-contained accommodation, try the Astina Parkside Apartments in Penrith.

Friends

Teenager driving a go kart on a track

Must see

There is nothing more exhilarating than challenging your friends to a high speed race on the track at Luddenham Raceway. Put your pedal to the metal, enjoy the distant mountain views as you race around the track and see who makes it to the top of the podium. If go karting isn't your thing, Penrith's newest attraction Throw Axe might be more your thing, or check out other adventures in Penrith.

To eat

Groups of friends are spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options in Penrith. Head to High St Social for woodfire pizza, world class burgers as well as craft beers and boutique wines or to Burgerhead to see why they are known far and wide for their burgers.

Stay

Cables Wake Park offers dorm style accommodation which is great for large groups and a great option for friends trying to keep their costs down. See more group accommodation options.

Please ensure you check Easter operating hours directly with each location as these are subject to change and may not be open every day during the Easter period.


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