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Penrith Attractions

Joan Sutherland Performing Arts CentreJoan Sutherland Performing Arts CentrePenrith City Centre is the beating heart of a thriving metropolis. Within easy reach of the city centre is an abundance of attractions to experience, from exceptional entertainment venues and places of historical interest to breathtaking wilderness areas.

If the city centre is Penrith’s heart, then its soul is surely the magnificent Nepean River. Picnic in one of the many parks that line its banks, or take a trip on the charming Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler.

Penrith is proud of its heritage, and there are many historic houses and churches to visit in the area, as well as fascinating museums dedicated to Penrith’s past.

Muru Mittigar near the Penrith International Regatta Centre showcases our Aboriginal heritage and culture. The Arms of Australia Inn Museum in Emu Plains will teach you about our local European History. The Musuem of Printing at Penrith Paceway will really take you back in time to the early days of printing long before smart-phones were thought of! The Musuem of Fire will delight young and old alike with its expansive display of heritage fire engines and the history of fire fighting. The Vine Cottage Tool Musuem in Castlereagh holds a wide array of tools from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Art lovers will delight in the wealth of talent to be found within local art galleries, while those who prefer the performing arts such as theatre, music and dance will find a diverse range of performances to enjoy.

Penrith Regional Art GalleryPenrith Regional Art GalleryThe attractions don’t end as the sun goes down either! There are plenty of hot nightspots in the Penrith region, as well as popular clubs, pubs, restaurants and cinemas. Why not take in dinner and a movie, or dance ‘til dawn in one of the many nightclubs in Penrith’s bustling city centre.

There’s an amazing array of activities to keep the kids amused too, both in and within close proximity to the region. From wildlife parks where they can see native animals like kangaroos and koalas up close, to amusement parks packed with thrilling rides and games, there’s sure to be something to interest every age group.

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