Good Sports All Round
The people of Penrith love their sport - just ask the vocal crowd at the next Penrith Panthers rugby league game! If you enjoy the great outdoors, there’s a multitude of activities to keep you occupied in the Penrith region.
The Sydney International Regatta Centre played host to the rowing during the Sydney Olympics, but those with a passion for sport can walk or jog around the impressive man-made lake, or ride a bicycle along the five-kilometre cycle path. Right next door to the Regatta Centre is the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, home to the 2000 Olympics kayaking slalom and canoeing events. Visitors can experience the thrill of taking on the rapids without having to hike to remote, difficult-to-reach rivers.
If you like to keep fit by swimming a few laps, Penrith Swimming Centre is the ideal place for you. They also offer aquarobics, water polo, aerobics, a running track, basketball court and much more!
For a sport that’s a little less wet (unless, of course, your ball ends up in one of the water hazards!), there’s always golf. The Penrith region has some of the most scenic and challenging courses in Sydney, including those at the Leonay Golf Course, Wallacia Golf Club, Penrith Golf Club and Dunheved. Glenmore Heritage Valley is a must-visit for golfers of all levels, as it features a 27-hole championship course, bar and restaurant. Panthers World of Entertainment also features Aqua Golf.
If the weather makes outdoor activities a little unpleasant, why not try some inside action? The Indoor Climbing Centre takes rock climbing to new heights, while Penrith Skatel caters to both rollerskaters and rollerbladers, and there's Penrith Ice Palace for the ice skating enthusiasts. Tackle the tenpins at Penrith’s AMF Bowling Centre or enjoy a game of Laser Skirmish, or visit Unreal Mini Golf.
There’s indoor cricket, a new ice skating rink and lots more. Regardless of whether you’re a keen sportsperson or just out to have some fun, Penrith is sure to satisfy your sporting needs.