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Exploring Penrith’s past on Heritage Drive

The Penrith region has a rich and colourful history and one way to experience it first hand is by taking a trip along the Penrith Heritage Drive.

The drive is a must-do for anyone wanting to learn about our fantastic region and see some of its oldest buildings and most historic structures.

The drive is approximately 50km in length and takes in 27 sites across St Marys, Penrith, Castlereagh, Emu Plains and Mulgoa.

Some of the historical gems you’ll want to stop in and explore include Mamre House, the Arms of Australia Inn and Penrith’s Old Power Station, plus many more.

Penrith City Mayor Councillor Karen McKeown said the Penrith Heritage Drive is a great way to learn about the history of Penrith and see the City.

“As you travel between sites you will be taken through the CBD, urban and rural areas and alongside the majestic Nepean River with the spectacular Blue Mountains in the backdrop,” Cr McKeown said.

“This is an important year for our City. Our Bicentenary has highlighted the long and fascinating story of Penrith, which visitors can learn about and see for themselves as they travel along the Heritage Drive.”

There is still just over a week left of school holidays, so if you’re looking for something to do then this is a great activity that the whole family can enjoy – plus you might learn something new about our local area!

If you want to take a journey along the Penrith Heritage Drive, you can find the map from or you pick up a copy from the Penrith Civic Centre, Penrith City Library or St Marys Library.

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