Penrith is a suburb of Sydney, Australia, located 50 km (31 miles) to the west of Sydney. Prior to the arrival of the Europeans, the Penrith area was home to the Mulgoa tribe of the Darug people. Penrith is a draw for visitors due to its history and attractions, such as the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Complex and the Sydney International Regatta Centre.
- Penrith Museum of Fire
- St Stephen the Martyr Anglican Church and Historic Graveyard
- Sun Masamune Sake Brewery
- Take the family for rollerskating at Penrith Skatel
- Fish, swim or enjoy a relaxing picnic at Nepean River Gorge
- Try your skills at the rowing and sprint kayak courses of the Sydney International Regatta Centre
Penrith experiences a humid, subtropical climate. The temperature is quite hot in the summer, averaging 30ºC (86ºF), while winter temperatures remain warm, around 20ºC (68ºF).
Getting There & Around
The nearest airport is Sydney International Airport, about a 50-minute drive from Penrith via the M4 motorway. The Blue Mountains Intercity Service train takes visitors from the Sydney station to the Blue Mountains, with a stop at Penrith. Bus services to Penrith are also available from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Car is a popular means of transport in Penrith, but there are also taxis and buses to take visitors around. Penrith offers free shuttle buses to take visitors to all the major attractions.
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