A Recreational Lifestyle
A relaxed lifestyle, yet so much to do.
Mulgoa Sanctuary is a great place to live where there are so many recreational choices within close proximity.
Getting close to nature can simply mean stepping out your front door and enjoying the National Park that encircles this exceptional estate. Or you can take a 10 minute drive into Penrith to experience the amazing ‘Great River Walk’.
Over the past several years Penrith City Council has created almost eight kilometres of walking track along the Nepean River which features spectacular views of the beautiful river set against the backdrop of the Blue Mountains.
The walk has resting points and lookouts where you can see birds and other wildlife in a natural setting. There are even places to stop and enjoy a coffee or something to eat along the way
Majority of the track forms part of an almost 7 kilometre loop that follows the riverbank on both the Penrith and Emu Plains sides of the river.
The Sydney International Regatta Centre
Also close by is the Sydney International Regatta Centre. You’ll find facilities that are second to none and it’s one of the region’s best outdoor sport and entertainment venues for both on and off the water.
On event-free days, the Sydney International Regatta Centre is open from sunrise to sunset and is a popular spot for a run, roller blade or picnic. You can book use of the lake for sailing, rowing and canoeing. There are also two undercover BBQ areas for hire seating as many as 40 people for gatherings and events .
Like fishing? Each week, a community ‘catch and release’ fishing program is run in conjunction with the Department of Primary Industry fish-care volunteers to teach people sustainable fishing. Sailability Penrith Lakes and Jetpack Adventures offer real family fun too with their lakeside activities.
Why not come and experience the thrill of rowing one of the top five rowing waterways in the world or just relax and enjoy use of the scenic grounds and facilities…nearly half a million visitors do so each year.
Mulgoa Nature Reserve is just across the road from the new Mulgoa Sanctuary Estate. Take an afternoon walk and find a rich and diverse range of birdlife, interesting insects, the occasional platypus, tortoise, wallabies and much more.
The Reserve also protects an important remnant of the Cumberland Plain vegetation, native vegetation that once dominated much of the Sydney Basin.
Discover the ruins of Regentville, a grand Regency style country property dating from the early 1800s. The foundations of the house and the remains of associated farm buildings and other agricultural facilities, such as a dam and terraces, show what life used to be like in this area.
You’ll find shale cliffs up to 30 metres in height that reflect the region’s geological history and evolution. They are the only known examples of this landform in the Sydney Basin. All in all, a walk in the Mulgoa Nature Reserve is something Western Sydney residents can enjoy again and again.