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Things to See and Do in Penrith Valley

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by Stella Bella (subscribe)
Freelance, event organiser, food tour guide, lifestyle designer. The organizer of the largest bushwalking and social community in Australia. So why not sponsor a walk to promote your business with my group?
Published March 26th 2013

Penrith Valley is surrounded by breathtaking nature settings around Nepean River. It is an ideal weekend destination for water sports, heritage education tours and shopping for fresh and organic local produce from local farms. It is a region where the exciting urban dwelling meets with peaceful country lifestyle and it has won numerous travel destination awards due to the quality activities it has to offer.

1. The Ultimate Water Fun Destination

Sydney International Regatta Centre Bridge (Wikipedia Image)

As Penrith Valley is surrounded by Nepean River, having a relaxing river cruise on the paddlewheeler is very rewarding for holidaymakers in this region. Alternatively, you can have some swing actions with the aqua golf at the Panthers World of Entertainment.

Aqua Golf at Panthers Centre of Entertainment, Penrith

If you are after an adrenaline rush, the Sydney International Regatta Centre has a range of exciting activities for you to choose from; from white water rafting at Penrith whitewater Stadium, to water cable skiing at the Cables Water Ski Park.

There is a new addition to the water fun family, Jetpack Adventure, the ultimate flying experience that awakes your 'Superman' within.

If you do not want to participate in theses activities yourself, you can also stand on the sidelines and watch all the exciting water sports - check out the upcoming events at Penrith International Regatta Centre website.

2. Harvest Farm Gate Trail

Penrith Valley belongs to one of the 5 Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trails. On the first Saturday of each month, the Hawkesbury Harvest Farmers and Fine Food Market in Penrith will bring the best quality of seasonal food from the Hawkesbury region. If you are interested in visiting the farms, please check out my article of '5 Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail' for more details about Penrith Valley Harvest Farm Gate Trail.

3. Culture and Heritage Trail

St. Stephen's Church(Wikipedia Image)

Named after Penrith in England, the traditional owners of this region were the Darug people. The Muru Mittigar Aboriginal Cultural and Education Centre can offer you a wide range of rich aboriginal experiences from contemplating the aboriginal fine arts and crafts to tasting traditional bush tucker for lunch.

Learn to throw a boomerang(Bucket list 2013?)

The centre also provides boomerang throwing and special performance nights.

Another must do stop is the Penrith Museum of Fire, where you can see a great collection of fire engines, fireman gadgets and tools. It is a great place to learn something behind the emergency 000 number. Please read my article 'Museum of Fire' for more detailed reviews.

If you are a keen bushwalker, take note of the Great River Walk. Penrith is part of one of the great river systems in the world and can be easily accessed by foot, bicycle, canoe or car. The Penrith Loop starts at Go-Shu Australian Sake and Visitors Centre or at Emu Plain Railway Station. Starting at Victoria Bridge, the walk will take you south across the river to loop back through Tench reserve and on to Penrith Lakes. It is a very relaxing river stroll for the family to enjoy.
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Why? Experience exciting urban dwelling with peaceful country life
When: Weekends, long holiday weekends
Where: Penrith Valley
Cost: Varies, depends on the place you visit
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