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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 26.6°C
  • View Penrith weatherzone

Opening hours

  • The Centre opens at 6.00am and closes at 8.00pm (on event-free days)
  • Entry is via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith (map)
  • View Centre map

Today (20 January 2017)

Walking and cycling paths: 
Competition lake: 
Warm-up Lake: 
Lakeside Restaurant: 
6.00pm - 10.00pm
Parking fee: 

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.

What's on at the Regatta Centre

21 Jan

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

21 Jan to 22 Jan

The NSW State Championships is the premier event for Canoe/Kayak in NSW.

Penrith Cycling Club at the Sydney International Regatta Centre
23 Jan

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

Getting to Sydney International Regatta Centre


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


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 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


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


Public facilities are open sunrise to sunset  (subject to scheduled events and activities). Gate A opens at 6.00am and closes at 8.00pm. Fees apply for water-based activities

Date Walking and cycling paths Competition lake Warm-up Lake Lakeside Restaurant BBQs Parking fee
20 Jan Open Open Open 6.00pm - 10.00pm Open No
21 Jan No cycling until 9.30am Closed Closed Closed Closed No
22 Jan Open Closed Closed 9.00am - 3.00pm Open No
23 Jan Limited Access until 5.00pm and then closed Open until 5.00pm Open until 5.00pm Closed Open until 5.00pm No
24 Jan Limited Access until 5.00pm Limited Access Open Closed Open No
25 Jan Open Open Open Closed Open No
26 Jan Open Open Open Open Open No