Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler Cruises
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Located only 45 minutes drive from Sydney CBD; the Nepean Belle is a unique way to experience the surrounding natural wonders of Australian landscape, cruising leisurely along the impressive Nepean River into the foothills of the mighty Blue Mountains National Park and the majestic unspoilt 50-million-year-old Nepean gorge. It is truly the best way to explore and experience the history as well as discover things in the Penrith Region you would never have thought existed here.
For 37 years this Western Sydney icon has been cruising down the Nepean River, providing a wonderful spectacular scenery and nature experience that can only be enjoyed onboard. Nepean Belle reflects the grace and charm of yesteryear, and its interiors are beautifully panelled with stained timbers with features of cedar and teak.
Relive the romance and excitement of the paddlewheeler era, with the welcoming atmosphere, exceptional fresh food, and the hit of nostalgia of the paddlewheels churning and the water lapping against the hulls.
have a wide range of cruise options. There is something for everyone whether it is a romantic dinner cruise, birthday party, engagement party, night out with friends, or even a beautiful wedding on the water, will certainly impress.
Enjoy the Nepean Gorge while enjoying one of the cruises, including lunch cruises, where you will hear the Captain's fascinating commentary as you learn the interesting historical facts while enjoying a scrumptious meal. Or enjoy a scenic laidback cruise with the Devonshire Tea Cruise or romantic sunset dinner cruises.
The boat's design is based on the Mississippi sternwheelers, and was the last hull project built by De Havilland Marine at Homebush Bay, making this activity one experience not to be missed.
Whatever the occasion or celebration, is the perfect way to truly enjoy the Nepean River as well as having a memorable unique experience with its good food, romantic old world charm and spectacular location.
There are also themed cruises and varying menus that run throughout the year including Australia Day, Valentine's Day, Good Friday, Mother's Day, Christmas in July, Father's Day, Christmas Cruises and New Year's Eve.
Cruises depart from the Jetty at Tench Reserve with free parking available.
Nepean Belle Office operates Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
For all schedule times and dates on cruises see website.
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