The Mercure Penrith is a gateway to all of Western Sydney, located on the doorstep of the Blue Mountains and adjacent to Penrith Panthers World of Entertainment.
The Mercure Penrith comprises 222 rooms featuring flat screen television's, cable television, air-conditioning and high speed Wi-Fi internet access.
Additional facilities include a gym, guest lounge, outdoor swimming pool, barbecue area and ample parking....
The Overlander Hotel Motel is centrally located on the Northern Road, five minutes from Penrith and approximately 55 kilometres from the centre of Sydney.
It is only a short drive to the Sydney International Regatta Centre and Penrith Whitewater Stadium, Panthers World of Entertainment, the Nepean River, Blue Mountains and the Nepean Hospital.
There are 21 air-conditioned en suite rooms offering singles or doubles, inter-connecting rooms have bar fridge, coffee and tea making facilities and colour television. All rooms are non-smoking.
Children aged 16 and under admitted free on this day only provided they bring their Teddy Bear along for the fun! (and are accompanied by an adult paying for admission).
At 11am, 12 noon, 2pm and 3pm all Bears are specially invited to join the Bears Only “Teddy Bear Express” for a short adventure on the Steam Tram. How exciting for your furry friend!
There’s a jumping castle for the younger ones, while those aged five to 15 can enjoy the Kid’s Trivia Quiz – 10 interesting questions to answer as you wander round the Museum. And there's a free pack of “Gummi Bears” for the children!
All the Museum’s regular great exhibits and activities are available, including unlimited rides on the Steam Tram, model rooms, Steam Locos and carriages to explore, hear “Harry” and “Charlie” prepare their loco for the day’s work.
Tech savvy? Download the free app “GiddiGuru” for fascinating background details of five key exhibits, triggered by concealed beacons as you move around the site!...
Minibus offers a door-to-door, and multiple pick-up and drop-off, Public Passenger Service throughout Greater Sydney, specifically for small groups of people by means of a minibus authorised to comfortably seat 24 passengers. Their professional efficient service means you can relax and enjoy.
Minibus is available seven days per week, from 6am to midnight, including public holidays.
Typical events or daytrips undertaken include: private charter; airport and cruise ship; corporate and social events; clubs and sporting events; races; Olympic Park and SCG; night clubs and pubs, concerts; weddings, hen's and buck's parties; school charter; tours and outings.
Minibus use Mitsubishi Rosa buses with an authorised seating capacity for 24 passengers.
For more information, including terms and conditions, please visit the Minibus website....
Warrimoo is an Aboriginal word meaning place of the eagle. Warrimoo is located 75 kilometres west of Sydney.
Settlement of the area began in the 1880s and grew with the development of the railway station in 1918.
The Lower Blue Mountains bush walk from Warrimoo to Blaxland along the Florabella Pass and Pippas Pass track is a popular trek for locals and visitors to the region....
Segway Dude is a family operated business that's bringing the fun to tourists, corporate and school events, private parties, and celebrations. They fell in love with the unique aspects of the Segways and wanted to share their experience gliding on them with others.
Segway is an electric self-balancing scooter with two wheels, which are parallel to each other, a platform to stand on and a handlebar which gives the driver stability and steering. If you push the handlebar forwards the Segway starts to move forward. If you put it back into starting position the Segway stops. It is easy for the driver to keep in balance even off-road.
Segway Dude's Segways are environmental friendly and almost noiseless, so you can enjoy the aromas and sounds of nature.
They have the latest models of Segways two off-road versions....
Coast Warriors is a young Australian tour company, focusing on travelling at an enjoyable and slower pace. They aim to show travellers the best spots and the hidden gems of Australia in a unique, personal, friendly and fulfilling way.
Coast Warriors offers a variety of day tours, overnight camping trips, host social events, and even 22 day east coast road trips. Because they are tailored towards the backpacker market, they have an age cap of 18 to 35 years.
Whether you want to just escape the grind and chaos of the city for a few days, or you're seeking adventure, contact Coast Warriors to explore the golden beaches, bush tracks, and outback, and to experience whatever Australia throws your way....
Glenmore Park Monthly Markets are community variety markets, showcasing craft, food, plant and clothing items. Many of which are handmade and most of which are local. There are indoor and outdoor stalls and a lovely community feel about this market which houses around 65 stalls every month.
Held on the last Saturday of every month from 3pm to 7pm (no markets are held on Anzac Day, or in January or February).
Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest is set on the western bank of the Nepean River at the foot of the Blue Mountains. Between 1950 and 1978 the gallery site was the family home of artists Margo and Gerald Lewers.
Awarded Museum of the Year in 1982, the gallery has grown to become a key part of the cultural landscape of Penrith and Western Sydney.
Western Sydney is the fastest growing region of Australia, with a young population from many different cultural backgrounds. The Gallery presents a dynamic mix of exhibitions and other programs, offering the community a significant centre for art and culture. Programs are designed to reflect the cultural aspirations and lifestyles of people in our region. The gallery frequently works in partnership with other organisations, companies and government agencies across Western Sydney, on both exhibitions and special projects....
*** Latest event details are yet to be confirmed ***
The event will again take place at the Olympic rowing course at the Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith. A big favourite of the competitors is the cycle leg which is a one lap course traffic free course through a rural area of Penrith with the Blue Mountains as the back drop..
There is Saturday "Enticer" races for juniors and adults to try the sport and to complete a short distance triathlon. These races are popular with all competitors receiving a race shirt and finisher's medallion for completing their race.
The Nepean course is arguably the best triathlon course in Australia with the swim leg utilising the Olympic rowing course, the 30km bike leg on closed roads and the 10km run leg features a two lap course around the Olympic rowing lake and is spectator friendly....
The newly renovated Cables Lodge Accommodation is located just minutes from various attractions including; IFY Skydiving, the International Regatta Centre, White Water Rafting and the tranquillity of the Blue Mountains and Nepean River. The accommodation offers dormitory style rooms perfect for travellers, families, and large groups. Cables also specialise in school and sporting groups.
Cables Lodge Accommodation is also conveniently located just a short stroll to a variety of restaurants located in Panthers World of Entertainment Leagues Club....
Held at Penrith's Sydney 2000 Olympic rowing venue, Australia's largest rowing event features a week-long regatta with the world's best rowers competing in over 100 events. This will include the Australian Open Rowing Championships, Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships and the King's and Queen's Cups Interstate Regatta.
For more information please visit the Rowing Down Under website....
Phil will take you all over the beautiful Blue Mountains on the back of a 2013 Limited Edition Heritage Softail Classic Harley-Davidson. There are less than 50 of these bikes in Australia and you can come and enjoy the ride with him. This bike sounds fantastic, looks great and will give you an experience that you will never forget! Get on the back of Phil's very special Harley and you will see, feel and smell the beautiful Blue Mountains like never before. Don't miss out!
Commissioned to build a road across the Blue Mountains, magistrate William Cox, with 30 convicts, started on 18 July 1814 at Emu Ford, completing the road to Bathurst on 14 January 1815 - a staggering 101.5 miles through rugged mountainous country in just six months.
Today you can trace the path of the original Coxs Road which varies little from the current alignment of the Great Western Highway. Explore the interpretive trail at key sites where you can discover stories of the road construction through notes from Cox's journal, learn of Aboriginal heritage and find paintings and drawings on this remarkable journey.
A Blue Mountains City Council, Blue Mountains Branch of National Trust Bicentenary project.
Key sites are located at: Glenbrook Park, Glenbrook; Manners Park, Springwood; Bulls Camp Reserve, Woodford; Coronation Park, Wentworth Falls; Blackheath Cemetery entry; Blackheath, Mount York.
For more details visit Glenbrook or Echo Point Visitor Centres....
Follow in the footsteps of Penrith's pioneering settlers. The Penrith Heritage Drive takes you through the historic Penrith region and follows the footsteps of the pioneering settlers.
The Drive takes you to more than 25 places in the greater Penrith region including the old power station, and churches and cemeteries. By following the Penrith Heritage Drive you will get to see a mix of urban and rural areas.
You can follow the drive from beginning to end, or mark up your own custom route on the map. Pick up a map from Penrith City Library and let your car do the rest!
The 2016 Australian Ice Hockey League All-Star Weekend will take place at Penrith Ice Palace and showcases the talent and personalities of the best ice hockey players in the Southern Hemisphere in a series of skills competitions and an All-Star ice hockey game.
Each of the 34 All-Stars will compete in at least one of the six rounds of skill-based contests: Breakaway Challenge, Fastest Skater, Elimination Shoot-out, Hardest Shot, Shooting Accuracy, and Puck Control.
A 90-minute broadcast of the event will air on Fox Sports on 16 June, comprised of highlights from the skills competitions and All-Star Game.
The premise for the game at Escaperoom51 involves a small group of two to six people solving a series of logical puzzles to escape from a room in one hour.
An original and alternate group activity, perfect for those who like to challenge themselves, Escaperoom51 is ideal for adults, late teens and family groups looking for a fun afternoon activity....
Glenbrook Village Gifts and Homewares is the place to find that special gift or something beautiful for your home
They have a large range of stylish products, an eclectic mix of homewares and interior decor. Their passion for things that are unique means they are always searching for new and exciting products to add to their extensive range. Their treasures come from all points of the globe.
The range of homewares includes an extensive collection of Wall Art canvas and metal, unusual pieces of furniture, chairs, cushions and throws, a large range of Amalfi products, beautiful glassware, lamps, a range of fashion jewellery including Cool Coconut and AnnaNova, scarfs, handbags and wallets, Abode Aroma aromatic diffusers, SAKitToMe Envirotrend shopping bags.
Australian made items include Illuminate soy candles from Sydney, Woolly "Aussie" Foot Warmers with 100 per cent Australian wool, and Evodia Australian made and owned hand creams, soap and cosmetics....
The Penrith Museum of Printing is keeping the history of letterpress printing machinery and equipment alive.
Take a trip back with a visit to the Museum and check out one of the 23 working machines on display that date back over more than 100 years.
The Museum offers tours and workshops. It's open every Saturday for general viewing and demonstration. Not open on public holiday weekends. Group tours and courses available by appointment.
The Museum of Printing is located in the Penrith Showgrounds, close to other attractions, Penrith Panthers, shopping and restaurants.
Santa completes his annual trip from the "North Pole" to the Museum in style!
At 11am and 1.30pm on both days, he greets the throng of excited children from the back of the famous 19th century Sydney Steam Tram*. Accompanied by his elves, Santa makes his way to the 1914 Roundhouse to have a personal chat with all the children, dispense free gifts to each one, and be available for photos. Then enjoy all the regular activities at this fascinating Museum, including unlimited rides on the Tram* and the chance to climb on brilliantly restored engines and carriages.
Everyone can enjoy a total experience, Santa in the surrounds of steam trains and trams plus a jumping castle*. A kid's quiz will keep the older ones amused, and the cafe is open for cold drinks and ice creams. Don't forget the camera!
Note: *subject to operational restrictions....