Nepean River

Please note some parts of the Great River Walk on the western side of the river are unable to be accessed due to flood damage.

Discover the Nepean River on foot, bike or scooter - do the Great River Walk!

The Nepean River has a serene walking track, including a 6.4km loop, along the picturesque Nepean River named the Great River Walk. Visitors can stop along the way at one of the lookouts or sculptural seating areas to watch the boats, birds and other wildlife.The Nepean River in Penrith is part of the larger 'Great River Walk'. It's a picturesque section of the planned larger walk which in future will cover 570km, linking the river's mouth at Broken Bay to its headwaters at Lake Bathurst, south of Goulburn.

Take your bike, pack a picnic or enjoy a coffee and something to eat along the way. The sculptural seating areas offer visitors a resting place to relax and experience the serenity of the Nepean River.

There’s also a number of cafes and restaurants nearby where you can pick up a bite to eat or enjoy a drink after you’ve crossed the bridge or completed the Great River Walk. Head to the Nepean Rowing ClubCafe at Lewers or to the Nepean River Restaurant Precinct for refreshments and to refuel. 

There are also a number of playgrounds situated along the walk, including one with a recently installed flying fox. Tench Reserve has a paved public boat ramp. The Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler's river cruises depart from Tench Reserve. 

You can find a map of the Penrith Great River Walk at Penrith City Council's website and other information about parking, picnic areas, lookouts and sites of interest. The 'stars' on the map indicate the main entry points to the walk.

The walk is within walking distance of Penrith and Emu Plains stations. To plan your trip using public transport, visit NSW Transport Info. Parking is available close to Nepean River at Tench Reserve, Weir Reserve or Regatta Park.

Another walk that features the Nepean River is The Penrith Heritage Walk. On the interactive mapped journey you’ll learn more about the people, places and open spaces that helped shape our city. The walk will take you from Penrith Station, through the City centre to Thornton, along the beautiful Nepean River and across to Emu Plains, finishing at Emu Plains Station.

If you’re looking for a new experience or can't get here, yet still want to see The River in it's full glory, why not check out the NepeanRIVR360? Explore the sights, sounds and social connection around the Nepean River with eight immersive 360-degree videos revealing glimpses of nature and people’s use and enjoyment of different locations around the picturesque Nepean River.


Various access points along the Nepean River including Tench Reserve
Tench Avenue
Penrith NSW 2750

1300 736 836

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