Penrith is a popular suburb in Sydney, which is located 50 kilometres from the CBD. This suburb serves as the administrative centre of the City of Penrith, and more importantly, it is one of the four cities in Sydney’s metropolitan area.
Historically, the suburb was named after Penrith, a town located in England, believed to have come about because of the uncanny similarities of both of the towns, with the earliest reference made in 1819.
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From the colonial era, Penrith has since grown to be one of the most beautiful suburbs in Sydney. One of the best places to enjoy this suburb’s attractions is at The Rock Lookout area within the Blue Mountains National Park. The lookout point, which is located in the iconic Mulgoa Valley, provides panoramic views of the Nepean River and the surrounding gorge. It is the perfect location for bushwalkers looking for an outdoor adventure.
Make time to visit the Bents Basin State Conservation Area, a perfect destination for swimming, picnics and camping. There is also the added advantage of spectacular views as the conservation area constitutes part of the gorge’s gorgeous structure. Alternatively, take on Caleys Lookout track to soak in the region’s beautiful sights.
For those who love an adrenaline rush, nothing beats the Luddenham Raceway – one of the latest go-kart centres in Sydney. It features a 600-metre track for pros and a 200-metre track for racers in the junior category. Other adrenaline-pumping activities include teeing off at the Penrith Golf and Recreation and kayaking at the Penrith Whitewater Stadium.
Don’t pass up the opportunity to check out unique artworks at Penrith Regional Gallery and the Lewers Bequest. The Model Park is a place that the kids will enjoy, so feel free to bring them along and marvel at the most extensive model engineering organisation in the country.
Penrith has so much more to offer in an unforgettable tour of the suburb. If you are interested in booking accommodation in Penrith, click the link below to explore the many options available.