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Keep up to date with what has been happening in Penrith by reading our latest blog articles.

 

St Marys Street Art Trail

27 July 2022

St Marys is a colourful and diverse part of Penrith with its own distinct character and charm.

Visit Penrith in August

27 July 2022

Come to Penrith in August for music, comedy, art, sports and more!

Penrith’s accessible attractions

05 July 2022

Find out about the accessible activities and attractions in Penrith.

Meet TruNinja's Jesse James

01 July 2022

TruNinja is a popular Penrith adventure attraction. General Manager Jesse James shares a little about her background and what TruNinja, and other adventure businesses, bring to Penrith.

Love a museum? Make Penrith your next destination.

01 July 2022

You may know that Penrith is home to many historic buildings and sites, but the city is also home to four museums, each offering a fascinating glimpse into the past.

School Holiday plans sorted

01 July 2022

Look no further for your ultimate guide to school holiday fun in Penrith!

Indoor fun in Penrith

30 June 2022

It's cold outside, so head indoors for some truly unique Penrith experiences.  

Feel New

24 June 2022

Feel New in Penrith with great deals available now for a very limited time.

Penrith Museum of Printing

23 June 2022

Are you fascinated by fonts, into tinkering with type setting or want to learn more about printing presses? 

Visit Penrith in June

01 June 2022

Here’s why June is a must-do month to visit Penrith.

Go karts racing on track

01 June 2022

Penrith is the place to be this June long weekend.

May wrapped up

04 May 2022

There’s no maybe about it. May is the perfect month to Visit Penrith.

Open Streets and St Marys Lights Up

29 April 2022

There’s nothing quite like being outdoors with friends and family enjoying great food and music. In May, Penrith and St Marys will provide venues for a series of free street parties to celebrate connection, our public spaces and the creative heartbeat of our City.

Celebrate Mum this Mother's Day

28 April 2022

Mother’s Day gift ideas 

Don’t fall into the old toaster, slippers or chocolates gift trap for your mum this Mother’s Day. Treat her to a fun, action packed, creative or indulgent adventure in Penrith and earn yourself a favourite child badge!

Dining venues with play areas that the kids will love

27 March 2022

Dining out with kids? These restaurants with play areas are worth the trip.

NEW Parents NSW and Stay NSW Vouchers

26 March 2022

Use your Stay NSW voucher locally, and enjoy all that Penrith has to offer with family and friends or treat your pooch to a pet-cation! 

Penrith Producers returns in April

25 March 2022

April is a great time to visit Penrith – think cool mornings, clear sunny days and evenings that invite getting out to explore and enjoy.

Your guide to Penrith’s ultimate Summer bucket list

14 December 2021

Don’t let a rainy forecast dampen your summer plans! Make unforgettable memories and discover new experiences and eateries, explore and adventure with family and friends. 

Sydney Weekender presenter smiling whilst painting and holding a wine glass

05 November 2021

Sydney Weekender invites you to discover a perfect Penrith day on this weekend’s episode. 

Surprise your Dad on Father’s Day

01 September 2021

The ultimate guide for you to make a fuss of Dad this Father's Day.  

Penrith LGA Walks

26 August 2021

Stay at home orders currently apply to Penrith. Exercising is included in the four essential reasons to leave home during lockdown, and walking and cycling are great family friendly ways to look after your physical and mental wellbeing.

Unique experiences and workshops in Penrith

09 June 2021

Pursue your passion, follow your interests, develop a skill or  do something out of the ordinary in Penrith this winter.

Astina Suites.... Penrith’s newest slice of luxury

08 June 2021

Astina Suites rooftop bar and pool area is set to be the next ‘it’ location for meeting friends and family.

Parent and Stay Vouchers in Penrith

01 April 2021

Find out where to use your Parent NSW and Stay NSW Vouchers in Penrith!

Five new places to dine in Penrith

18 March 2021

Penrith's dining scene is heating up! Check out these NEW places to dine!

Welcome to Table Lane

17 March 2021

Penrith’s newest dining strip has arrived at Caddens Corner! At Table Lane, you’re welcome anytime, day or night. Drop by one of the cafés for your morning caffeine fix, meet a friend for lunch or take the family out for dinner, Table Lane has it all.

Coming soon to Penrith!

17 March 2021

Here at Visit Penrith, we like to keep on top of what’s coming to our city so that we can keep you updated and ensure you have the best experience when you visit! So, we’ve decided to give you a sneak peek of what’s to come in 2021. 

Summer fiesta at Checho's!

03 December 2020

Hola Amigos! A new authentic Mexican experience has arrived in Penrith.

Meet your mates in Penrith

03 December 2020

One Day Itinerary

We’ve put together an epic itinerary that will have your hearts racing and your belly’s full this summer.

Fresh Air and Feathered Friends

03 September 2020

Mountain View Reserve is one of Penrith’s hidden gems. Take a stroll along the track to explore the bushlands, wildlife and fauna. Be sure to stop into the bird hide to observe and photograph the wildlife!

A Dog’s Day Out in Penrith

03 September 2020

Who let the dog’s out? We did! Here in Penrith, we treat your four-legged friends as one of our own. With more and more dog-friendly venues popping up throughout the city, they will never feel left out.

The Ultimate Picnic Locations in Penrith

02 September 2020

Nothing beats getting together with your friends and family, finding a picturesque location and setting up for a picnic under the sun.

 

Local favourites and hidden gems

30 June 2020

Uncover Penrith’s hidden gems as you explore our most popular local attractions.

Emu Hall

05 June 2020

One Day Itinerary

With lockdown restrictions easing there’s no better time to get outside and discover your backyard.

Meet Tins & Wood

05 March 2020

Tins & Wood is the latest food offering to grace Penrith’s rapidly growing dining scene.

A local's guide to Penrith with Olympian Jess Fox

05 March 2020

Penrith local and seven time world champion slalom canoeist Jess Fox, gives us her guide to Penrith. 

Food at Emu Hall

30 January 2020

Built in 1825, this historic homestead is enjoying a new lease of life as Penrith’s latest and greatest dining venue. With Insta-worthy cocktails, delicious all-day eats and unbeatable river views, Emu Hall is a must for locals and visitors alike.

Jetpacking at the Regatta Centre

23 December 2019

Temperatures are on the rise which is why we’ve put together a list of Penrith’s best water based adventures to help you cool off this summer.

Summer drinks hit list

23 December 2019

Great weather and extra time off work is the perfect excuse to get the gang together for summer drinks at Penrith’s best cafes, restaurants and bars. Get the group chat started and make the most of the summer season right here in Penrith.

The best places for Christmas drinks

22 November 2019

It’s the silly season after all and if you’re planning celebration drinks we’ve got your guide to the best bars in Penrith.

Christmas events in December

21 November 2019

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and there’s plenty of ways to celebrate the festive season this month.

Three ways to get in the Nepean River

29 October 2019

Explore and enjoy the beautiful Nepean River from a different perspective.

Wine and dine at the riverbank

27 October 2019

Spanish-style tapas and drinks with amazing views.

Explore the great outdoors

23 August 2019

Head outside, explore nature, be active and have fun!

Experience nature, taste and adventure trails

20 August 2019

Explore, discover and be amazed at what this region has to offer. 

Everything you need to know about Pinot & Picasso

23 July 2019

Penrith’s ultimate paint and sip experience.

 

Your guide to Penrith Panthers Entertainment Precinct

23 July 2019

Dining, drinks and entertainment all in one venue.

Your action packed adventure in Penrith

18 July 2019

Push your boundaries, test your limits and have a whole lot of fun.

Hidden gems in Penrith

20 June 2019

All the places you need to know about.

Five things you didn't know about The Joan

19 June 2019

Want to know more about Penrith’s premier performance venue?

The ultimate weekend itinerary

17 June 2019

No need to plan your weekend to Penrith, we’ve done it for you. 

Five of the best places to drink craft beer

27 May 2019

When it comes to beer, the big brands are not always better. See for yourself. 

Best breakfast spots in Penrith

27 May 2019

We’ve profiled some of the best places to enjoy brekkie. You're welcome.

History and heritage highlights in Penrith

21 May 2019

Explore the region’s rich and colourful history.

A woman and man on a ledge holding onto a flying fox about to jump

29 April 2019

Give your mum an experience that she will really enjoy doing and will also remember forever.

Discover the lost art of letterpress printing

24 April 2019

See, feel and experience the history of design at Penrith’s Museum of Printing.

Maldini's at the Nepean River

24 April 2019

Serving up all your favourite Italian dishes and desserts. 

A taste of Penrith

23 April 2019

Everything that’s picked, grown, made and brewed here.

Young family enjoying a picnic on a blanket in a park

09 April 2019

Enjoy being outside in the sunshine at one of the many great picnic locations in Penrith. 

Five things you didn’t know about Penrith’s Regional Gallery

21 March 2019

Seasonal exhibits, a heritage garden, colourful history and more!

Zokoko is where all your chocolate dreams come true

20 March 2019

Find out about this award winning chocolate maker in Penrith.

Next level amazing dumplings at the Nepean River

20 February 2019

New restaurant dishes up a fusion of exotic foods from across Asia with river views.

Enjoy the Nepean River from a different perspective

19 February 2019

Stand up paddle boarding is a fun way to exercise and explore. 

Penrith has an Escape Room

15 February 2019

Discover clues, solve puzzles, complete a mission and escape! 

A brewery in Penrith? Yes please!

29 January 2019

The humble home brew has come home to roost with micro-brewery Rusty Penny opening their doors in Penrith.

Free activities for kids and families

17 January 2019

Check out these fun and affordable ways to entertain kids across Penrith.

Combine paintball and go-karting for the ultimate rush

14 January 2019

Why choose between paintball and go-karting when you can do both at Luddenham Raceway?

A family fun day out in Penrith

28 November 2018

There’s so many ways to have fun with your family in Penrith, check out our ideas for your next family day out.

Walk or bike the Yandhai Nepean Crossing

27 November 2018

The opening of the new pedestrian bridge across the Nepean River gives you another reason to be active in the great outdoors.

Eating out in Penrith is now even easier!

31 October 2018

We've got the low-down on a new app that can help you choose where to eat in Penrith. 

Getting to and around Penrith

04 October 2018

Planning a trip to Penrith to enjoy some of the exciting things to do, delicious places to eat or luxurious places to stay? This guide will help.

The best attractions to visit in winter

24 July 2018

When it’s cold, wet or windy outside, there’s always plenty of indoor fun to be had in Penrith. Step inside our guide to the best places to visit in winter.

Top Tea Spots in Penrith

21 May 2018

Whether you like yours in loose leaf or bags, in a cup or a mug, brewed, steeped or sweet - there’s a tea for you in Penrith.

It’s A Great Month To Do The Great River Walk

29 September 2017

Make this month your time to get outside and explore, the Great River Walk could be the perfect way to end your day.

Young, excited children in front of two vintage fire trucks in a museum

28 June 2017

Children don't need to spend hours in a classroom or on a computer to learn something new.

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