Penrith is a city in Western Sydney, about 50km west of the New South Wales capital. Penrith sits on the east side of the Nepean River and at the foothills of the Blue Mountains. The Great Western Highway makes access to the area from places such as St Clair and Mt Druitt easy, as well as having a major railway station on the Western Line which allows commuters to travel to and from Sydney. The easiest way to travel around Penrith and surrounding areas is by car, whether you’re planning to travel down into Sydney or head out to explore the beautiful Blue Mountains. If you’re looking for car hire in Penrith, there are several outlets operated by the major rental car companies.
Things to see and do
Penrith is a sporting hotspot. The city came to prominence in the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games when the International Regatta Centre and Whitewater stadium were used in the games. For National Rugby League fans the city is familiar as the home of the Penrith Panthers. The club has a massive stadium as well as a well equipped resort-like club with dining and entertainment options that can be enjoyed by everyone – not just fans of the sport.
About a 35km drive up the mountains from Penrith is the gorgeous town of Katoomba. From here you have the best view of the famous Three Sisters Rock formations that sit at the edge of the Jamison Valley. The popular tourist spot also offers the opportunity to bushwalk around the formation from nearby Echo Point. For a different view of the majestic valley there is a privately operated scenic skyway which can take you across a section of the valley taking in some breathtaking scenery from high above the canopy. So if you’re hiring a car in Penrith consider taking a day trip up to the Blue Mountains, you won’t be disappointed!