Known as the adventure capital of the New South Wales, Penrith is an adrenaline junkie’s paradise.
Situated at the foot of the Blue Mountains and a short drive (Australian standards) from Sydney, Penrith is well known for its outdoor pursuits and activities. Such activities include white water rafting at the Indoor stadium, go-karting, wake boarding and indoor skydiving! If it's an alternative activity chances are you'll find it in Penrith.
Home to just over 200,000 Penrith is a suburb of the greater Sydney area and the university of New South Wales and The University of Sydney have campuses situated here. Penrith is not just known for its leisure activities and is currently experiencing a surge in the food and drink scene with a reputation for home grown locally sourced produce. With a variety of restaurants, bars and cafes, there is something for all tastes and budgets here.
Enjoy a meal or drink along the banks of the Nepean River or in the heart of the city, you will be spoilt for choice. Outdoor wise there is plenty on offer in and around Penrith. The Nepean River and the Blue Mountains provide a haven for outdoor pursuits and an alternative to the hustle of the city. You will not have an issue reconnecting with nature here.
Penrith also offers a rich arts and culture scene with highlights including the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Nepean Navel Museum and the Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest- a wonderful outdoor heritage gallery. For socialising and nightlife central Penrith offers a wide range of bars including the ever popular Panthers World of Entertainment.
They over use the saying 'work hard, play hard’ here in Perth and here you'll certainly appreciate why once you are submerged in this exciting city. Penrith has a well-earned reputation for adventure and living life to the max. Here you will find an energetic and youthful lifestyle that will satisfy the needs of the modern student
Points of Interest
- City Centre
- Western Sydney University
Prior to the arrival of the Europeans, the Penrith area was home to the Mulgoa tribe of the Darug people
Penrith was named after the town of Penrith in Cumbria, England.