07 November 2017

Exploring...Penrith & Blue Mountains

Today I thought I'd share pics of some of my families favourite places we like to visit in Penrith and the Blue Mountains.

On the weekends we often go bushwalking, take the girls for a ride on their bikes, or just like to explore.

Wentworth Falls & Leura Cascade Falls

We live in the Blue Mountains, and love being within the World Heritage Listed National Park. One thing we have been doing a lot of this year is bushwalking. During our last school holidays we took the girls on an outing to the beautiful Wentworth Falls, and Leura Cascade falls. They were great walks for kids and had amazing views and waterfalls. Be sure to check out the National Parks website before heading to the falls, as they are sometimes closed due to bad weather, or work being carried out.

L to R: Leura falls, views from Wentworth Falls
L to R: Leura cascade, Wentworth falls

Exploring Leura Cascades

Nepean River

There are some lovely paths to stroll along by the Nepean River in Penrith. We have taken the girls to the river quite a few times this year for either a leisurely "stroll and roll" with girls on their scooters or to stop for something to eat while enjoying the autumn leaves and fun in the playground. If you are really keen there is a Bridge to Bridge loop on the Great River walk which includes approximately 8km walking and the 7km loop. We have completed sections of the walk both with the girls and on our own, we still have to give the whole loop a go.

On one side you have houses overlooking the river, if you are in need of a coffee, you can stop by the Penrith Regional Gallery for a caffeine hit. On the other side, which is where we normally take the girls, you will find some playgrounds, picnic tables, and across from Tench Reserve is the Coffee Club to refuel you for the walk back.

Penrith Regatta Centre

The girls love to ride their bikes or scooters around the great big lake at the Regatta Centre. The centre has picnic tables, barbeques, and gym equipment sprawled out around the track. Its a lovely spot being next to the water with the Blue Mountains backdrop, although it pays to check their website for opening times as they are sometimes closed due to events being held, or can be busy with Parkrun and Triathlons.

Riding bikes and scooters around the lake

Do you enjoy exploring with the family? Have you been to anywhere in the Blue Mountains or Penrith that you really liked?

This post is in no way sponsored by any of the places that has been listed here, these are just some places we enjoy and which I wanted to share with my readers.

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