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Sydney International Regatta Centre

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For a spectacular day out for either 10 or 30,000 people, the Sydney International Regatta Centre offers superior event facilities just an hour’s drive northwest of Sydney CBD.

Purpose-built for the 2000 Sydney Olympics and Paralympics, with one of the best rowing and sprint kayak courses in the world, the site sprawls over 178 scenic hectares and boasts scenic views of Penrith Lakes, the Lower Blue Mountains and surrounding parkland.  This naturally beautiful setting offers a vast selection of event facilities including outdoor and undercover exhibition areas, a 1,100-seat spectator pavilion, giant LED screen, integrated PA system, multiple meeting and private function rooms, and a village green with natural amphitheatre.

The Centre also hosts 5km walking and cycling paths for the public’s recreational use on non event days, launch pontoons for water access, and parking for 2,000 cars, making the Centre the region’s premier mecca for outdoor entertainment and recreation both on and off the water.

What is the temperature?

  • The water temperature at 1.2m is approximately 19.0°C
  • View Penrith weatherzone

Opening hours

  • The Centre opens at 6.30am and closes at 5.00pm (on event-free days)
  • Entry is via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith (map)
  • View Centre map

Today (27 May 2017)

Walking and cycling paths: 
Closed from 12pm
BBQs: 
Closed from 12pm
Competition lake: 
Closed from 12pm
Warm-up Lake: 
Closed from 12pm
Lakeside Restaurant: 
Closed
Parking fee: 
Free

What to do at the Regatta Centre

Competition Lake and Finishing Tower at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

Enjoy a fun-filled day of cycling, fishing, swimming, sailing or kayaking.

BBQ facilities at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

Plenty of unique spaces to create memorable weddings, birthdays and private functions.

Make your special occasion one to remember with the Sydney International Regatta Centre.

Aerial of Defqon Music Festival at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

With over 400 sporting, corporate and community events staged annually, let us help you put on an outstanding event.

Dragon Boating Team building day

What's on at the Regatta Centre

27 May

Penrith Lakes Parkrun is a free weekly 5km timed run that takes place in pleasant parkland surroundings at the Sydney

Penrith Cycling Club at the Sydney International Regatta Centre
27 May

Road races, time trials and criteriums are held on-site and the track at the Sydney International Regatta Centre&nbsp

28 May

Come and spectate or join in the fun with these radio control power boats.

Sydney International Rowing Regatta
28 May

The Great Autumn Regatta is a fundraising event for club and school rowing programs.

Getting to Sydney International Regatta Centre

LOCATION

  • Entry to the Centre is via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith NSW
  • The Venue Management office is located above Boat Shed 3

Parking

Free parking is available on site. 

Public transport

Penrith station is approximately 6km from the Sydney International Regatta Centre. Access to and from the station is via a taxi. Check transportnsw.info for full timetable information.

For some major events, a shuttle bus will operate between the station and the venue.   

Helicopter landing pad

The Sydney International Regatta Centre is equipped to land a helicopter. Compliance through the centre and appropriate aviation authorities is required.

Management plans

View pesticide Notification Plan

CONTACT US

  • Office: (02) 4730 0000 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm)
  • Visitor Service Staff: 0409 535 760 (weekends only)
  • Security Staff: 0420 985 603 (after hours and public holidays)
  • Fax: (02) 4730 6789
  • Postal address: PO Box 507, CRANEBROOK NSW 2749

LAKESIDE RESTAURANT 

Lakeside Restaurant is generally open Thursday to Saturday for dinner, PLUS Saturday and Sunday for lunch. See day-to-day opening times below. 

OPENING HOURS

Public facilities are open sunrise to sunset  (subject to scheduled events and activities). Gate A opens at 6.30am and closes at 5.00pm. Fees apply for water-based activities

Date Walking and cycling paths Competition lake Warm-up Lake Lakeside Restaurant BBQs Parking fee
27 May Closed from 12pm Closed from 12pm Closed from 12pm Closed Closed from 12pm Free
28 May Open Closed until 4pm Closed until 4pm 10am - 3pm Open Free
29 May Open Open Open Closed Open Free
30 May Restricted until 2pm Open Open Closed Open Free
31 May Open Open Open Closed Open Free
1 Jun Open Open Open 6pm - 10pm Open Free
2 Jun Open Open Open 6pm - 10pm Open Free