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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?

Water temperature at 1.2m is approximately 16°C

View Penrith weatherzone

Opening hours

Office hours: 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
Venue hours: 6.30am to 5.30pm (on event-free days)

See Daily opening times


Entry is via Gate A, Old Castlereagh Rd, Penrith (map) (Centre map)

No unauthorised drone use

Today (20 July 2018)

Walking and cycling paths: 
Competition lake: 
Warm-up Lake: 
Lakeside Restaurant: 
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.

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

Sydney International Regatta Jetpack Centre

What's on at the Regatta Centre

21 Jul

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

22 Jul

TASK FORCE 72 Scale Model Ships is a display of 1:72 scale model ships built by members of the association.

Penrith Cycling Club at the Sydney International Regatta Centre
22 Jul

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

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


The Sydney International Regatta Centre is open to the general public on event-free days via Gate A from 6.30am to 5.30pm. Please refer to the venue’s opening hours or check the calendar for more information. Fees apply for water-based activities

Date Walking and cycling paths Competition lake Warm-up Lake Lakeside Restaurant BBQs Parking fee
20 Jul Open Open Open Closed Open Free
21 Jul Closed until 9:30am Open Open Closed Open Free
22 Jul Closed until 11am Closed until 11am Open 10am - 3pm Closed until 11am Free
23 Jul Open Open Open Closed Open Free
24 Jul Open Open Open Closed Open Free
25 Jul Open Open Open Closed Open Free
26 Jul Open Open Open 6pm - 10pm Open Free