Wake up with Adventure
There’s more ways to really explore these beautiful towns; like kayaking across the Nepean and Hawkesbury River, or canyon down the impressive Blue Mountains.
Looking for aerial views of Penrith try jetpack lifted 15meters into the sky above the water, or kayak down the rapids in Penrith. Or watch the Sunset with a beautiful balloon ride across the Hawkesbury horizon.
Not so into thrill seeking but still seeking an adventure, take the opportunity and slow it down and take a horse ride through the Blue Mountains, or horse not quiet your ride, take a 4wd or mountain bike through this majestic beauty.
Wake up with Nature
There’s nothing like waking up in fresh crispy air and the sounds of native birds and the smell of the natural fauna of New South Wales.Enjoy natures wonderland with some amazing walks through the Blue Mountains, take the walk through the Grand Canyon and Botanic Gardens, or the South Lawson Waterfall Circuit and cool off in the Blue Pool.
Looking for a more voyage experience, try a river cruise or a kayak your way through the natural wonders of Cattai National Park. Or for a unique experience relax on the Nepean River Paddleboat.
Or if you just want a relaxing experience amongst picturesque landscape, pack a picnic and pick a spot at The Rock lookout or along the banks of Nepean River and take in the serenity and delightful surrounds.
Wake up with Creativity
Along with its natural beauty there are tours and cultural experiences, captivating theatres and galleries, festivals and events throughout the year that encompass the creativity of the region.
With beautifully cultural and heritage sites in the Blue Mountains, you cannot miss visiting the Waradah Aboriginal or the Street Art Walk in Katoomba and the Blue Mountains Culture Centre.
In Penrith, the Real Festival is a highlight every November showcasing local theatre performers, artists and creative minds. Year round you can visit the Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre to see world class music, theatre and dance shows.
For a heritage encounter, take a step back in time and take the Bucketty Site a bypassed loop of the 1830 convict built Great North Road. There are many elements of the original convict road, culverts, the remains of a bridge, walling, road surface, side cutting and square cut drains all within three hundred meters. This is an excellent historical walk track the convicts built; complete The Great North Road, surveyed in 1825 and completed in 1836, up to 720 convicts - some in chains - worked on the road, which spanned 264 km, connecting Sydney to the settlements of the Hunter Valley. It features spectacular and beautifully preserved examples of stonework, including buttresses, culverts, bridges and twelve metre high retaining walls.
Wake up with Flavour
Sydney isn’t the only foodie spot, venture out and treat your taste buds to some of the delicious cuisines in Penrith, Hawkesbury and the Blue Mountains. With an array of foodie experiences and local produce, your options from waterside restaurants and historic pubs to stylish cafés and markets you will want to stay more than one night.
Penrith is a foodie wonderland, with up and coming hip burger joints and tapa bars, cocktails and wine options are endless. Discover High Street Depot, Downtown Brooklyn and go on a search to find The Union Bar.
The Lookout in Blue Mountains offers dining with a view; enjoy the wilderness over a glass of award-winning list of NSW wines, beers and cocktails. For a more relaxed dining experience in Leura with a variety of cafes and restaurants, pizza, pasta, Mediterranean, coffee and cake, there’s something for everyone. For something locally produced, visit Cooks Co-Op also offers a world class paddock to plate experience, or go on a food and wine trails, at the Hawkesbury Harvest Farm Gate Trail.
Enjoy a morning of seasonal fruit picking tour in the Hawkesbury, try Canoelands Orchard where they also produce their own honey, also famous for abundant apples, oranges, mandarins and berries, as well as apple juice and apple cider vinegar. Reward yourself after a hard day’s work with a drink a locally produced cider at Hillbilly Cider Shed or Ironbark Distillery.