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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°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 (25 May 2016)

Walking and cycling paths: 
Limited Access until 2.30pm
BBQs: 
Open
Competition lake: 
Open
Warm-up Lake: 
Open
Lakeside Restaurant: 
Closed
Parking fee: 
No

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.

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.

Athletes rowing at the Sydney International Regatta Centre

Our world-class waterway offers the perfect training ground for rowing, canoeing and sprint kayaking.

Western Sydney Model Show Day on 12 June at Sydney International Regatta Centre

Western Sydney Marathon on 1 October 2016 at Sydney International Regatta Centre

What's on at the Regatta Centre

29 May

Come ’N’ Try sailing and head out onto the lake with 

Western Sydney Model Show on 12 June 2016
12 Jun

Join us for a fun packed day of radio controlled excitement at Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith Lake

Model planes at the Sydney International Regatta Centre
19 Jun

Pilot safety briefing and plane safety check will be held at 9:30am, with flying to start shortly after.

Model planes at the Sydney International Regatta Centre
10 Jul

Pilot safety briefing and plane safety check will be held at 9:30am, with flying to start shortly after.

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
25 May Limited Access until 2.30pm Open Open Closed Open No
26 May Closed until 3.00pm Closed until 3.00pm Closed until 3.00pm 6.00pm - 3.00pm Closed until 3.00pm No
27 May Closed until 3.00pm Closed until 3.00pm Closed until 3.00pm 6.00pm - 10.00pm Closed until 3.00pm No
28 May Closed until 9.30am Closed until 9.30am Closed until 9.30am 9.00am - 3.00pm and 6.00pm - 10.00pm Closed until 9.30am No
29 May Closed until 4.00pm Closed until 4.00pm Closed until 4.00pm 9.00am - 3.00pm Closed until 4.00pm No
30 May Open Open Open Closed Open No
31 May Closed until 9.30am Closed until 9.30am Closed until 9.30am Open 6.00pm - 10.00pm Closed until 9.30am No