Penrith is a suburb and major hub of Australia’s capital city of Sydney about 50 kilometers (31 miles) ride west. The name itself can be quite confused at times as it shares the same name of a town in Cumbria, the name originated from a Celtic language called Cumbric.
If you’re keen on travelling to this destination by car since it’s just 50-minute drive from Sydney, then this list of 8 awesome things to do in Penrith is perfect for you.
1. Aqua Golf
Enjoy a friendly competition with your friends or family. Hitting targets will get you prizes or just know how far you can hit the ball even without golf skill required. The closest targets only ten metres away and kids win the same prizes as adults. Balls can be purchased by the bucket and hit the day away. Golf clubs are supplied.
2. Cables Aqua Park
The Aqua Park area is new addition to Cables Wake Park and is situated in the back lake and offers a series of inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows and structures linked together and floating near the shoreline. It’s well-worth your money and sits well with the parks outdoor and physical activity philosophy, and family friendly atmosphere.
3. Go Bananas
‘Go Bananas’ at Australia’s largest indoor family entertainment centre complete with bouncy castles, tricycles and massive slide!
Go Bananas boasts a multi-level indoor playground almost half an acre in size. Your options include bouncy castles, tricycles and a four level, even three lane slide. The most difficult part is choosing where to start your playground adventure!
4. AB7 Indian
For food, Penrith offers diverse cuisine, starting with AB7 Indian, which offers semi-formal dining with an A La Carte menu offering a plethora of meat and vegetarian dishes.
AB7 prides itself on consistent quality of food and service delivery since Indian food tastes best when made with fresh and quality ingredients.
5. Al Aseel
Innovation and excitement are the takeaway here in Al Aseel, a local Lebanese restaurant delivering a great dining experience and scrumptious Middle Eastern food.
Al Aseel’s indoor and outdoor dining areas are popular, so reservations are encouraged to ensure you don’t miss out.
6. Allan Grammar
Penrith’s extravagant new wine bar is a great place to meet friends. Allan Grammar is in a quiet laneway off bustling High St in Penrith’s CBD. While it is tucked away off the main street, the grand entrance way, complete with potted trees near the large door, is a grand sign that you’re in for something special.
7. Arms of Australia Inn
A perfect place to discover the local history of Penrith with photos, artefacts, activities, tours, special events as well as multiple exhibitions. The Arms of Australia Inn was a staging post for and can make the trip from Sydney over the Blue Mountains to Bathurst and the goldfields.
8. Museum Of Printing
Take a quick trip back in time at the home of letterpress printing. The Penrith Museum of Printing keeps the history of letterpress printing machinery and equipment alive, so take a trip back with a visit to the Museum and see one of the 23 working machines on display, which dates back over than 100 years.
That’s it – and we’ve barely scratched the surface! There’re tons of other activities available here for everyone, which must be the reason why families from all over Australia and even abroad stay in this suburb for good. If you’re looking to buy a house in Penrith, then check out the best properties available in Lendlease, particularly Jordan Springs. The urban design of Jordan Springs East brings together the intimate charm of village life with quick access to the convenience of modern living.
It’s nearing the holiday season so be on the lookout for cheap flights and start inviting your travel buddies. See you “Down Under!”