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The Sydney International Regatta Centre is open to public recreation on non-event days. See the Opening Hours page for daily restrictions and times.


Recharge your batteries and get active at Sydney International Regatta Centre. With a range of fun activities both in and out of the water are sure to keep you and the family entertained:

The venue opens to the general public on non-event days. Please refer to the centre's opening hours before you plan to visit for more information on what is open and when.

  • Row, sail or kayak on a world-class waterway, or open water swim train with a spotter in a dedicated swim lane (Casual swimming not permitted)
    Under no circumstances can you enter the water without an approved booking and completing check in with staff on the day. 
    Note: Casual use fees apply for all on-water activity and pre-booking is required (at least 72 hours notice)
    - Adults $14.50, Child $7.60, Family $28 - email to make a booking.
    SIRC is a cashless venue. Eftpos machines are available at check in, pre-payment is encouraged to save time.
  • Walk, run or cycle your way around the scenic 5km lakeside paths. Dogs are welcome if kept on leash and under control at all times, cleaned up after, and they do not enter the water.
  • Pack a picnic and bring the family down to soak in the views
  • Grab a coffee and a snack from the Lakeside Kiosk (Sat / Sun), or dine at Lakeside Restaurant (Thu - Sun). Call 02 4729 3222 for operating hours and bookings
  • Participate in a weekly free 5km timed run with Penrith Lakes parkrun
  • Learn how to fish sustainably with the Community fishing program on most Tuesday's - Note: Fishing in the lakes is not permitted outside of this supervised program
  • Strap on a jetpack and feel like you can fly with Jetpack Adventures
  • Learn to ride a motorcycle with Stay Upright
  • Join Pendragons Dragon Boat Club and learn all about Dragon Boating
  • Enjoy a leisurely sail with Sailability Penrith Lakes catering for all abilities on Come and Try Days or group bookings. 
  • Join Penrith Cycling Club and participate in the regular race days / nights.
  • Race nitro & electric powered RC cars with Penrith District Nitro Racing most Tuesday nights.
  • Race model power boats with Model Boat Club of NSW & Western Sydney Model Boat Clubs
  • Watch, or fly your own model Sea Planes on special flying days.
  • Join one of the many resident triathlon clubs who host regular duathlons and triathlons at the venue (Panthers Tri Club)  (Hills Tri Club) (FilOz Tri Club) (Balance & UTS Tri Club)

Please read our Venue Regulations for a list of prohibited activities. By entering the venue, you agree to abide by these regulations.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us

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