Olympic Memories Photo Gallery
When the best games ever came to Sydney in September 2000 the picturesque Penrith Valley was on display for the whole world to see. With its history and tradition of competition on the Nepean River, stunning scenery, and close proximity to the centre of Sydney, Penrith Valley made the ideal venue for the rowing and canoe events. As a result, thousands of Olympic competitors and spectators got to experience and appreciate the diversity and sheer beauty of the region firsthand.
The Penrith Lakes Development Scheme provided the opportunity to develop the Sydney International Regatta Centre for rowing and canoe sprint competition, as well as the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, both of which combined to create the finest Olympic water sports facility in the world. Both venues proved an outstanding success during the Sydney Olympics and remain a popular spot for public recreation and adventure seekers looking for a challenge.The Penrith Whitewater Stadium and the International Regatta Centre are part of the Penrith Lakes Scheme, a visionary program to rehabilitate the Nepean River floodplain after many decades of sand and gravel mining. The Penrith Lakes Scheme will eventually provide Penrith with a 2000 hectare public area featuring seven lakes offering recreation opportunities and environmental protection and enhancement. Together, the lakes will equal the size of Sydney Harbour from the Bridge to the Heads.
Penrith Valley Visitor Information Centre
Panthers Carpark, Mulgoa Road, Penrith.
PO Box 60, PENRITH, NSW. 2751
phone:1300 736 836