Jamisontown sits on Dharug land traditional used by the Mulgoa clan. Idyllically situated on the bank of the Nepean River, Jamisontown is a hotspot for entertainment, dining, and thrill seeking. If you’re looking for a memorable day or staycation filled with fun and activities, Jamisontown has you covered, every time.
Just off the M4 motorway, Jamisontown is easy to get to by car. You can also travel by train and bus from Penrith station.
You’ll want to start your day with sustenance to last you a morning full of excitement. Head to Café Lattetude on the corner of York and Batt Street facing Jamison Park. This family run café is ideal for a sit-down coffee before you kick things off. If you’re feeling like something sweet, visit Pasticceria Dolce Mia just across the road to pick up some Italian pastries, cannoli, or cakes.
As we’ve mentioned, Jamisontown has quickly become an area filled with extravagant activities. Within the borders of the area, you’ll find putt putt golf, trampolining, tenpin bowling, rock climbing, and even a wake park.
One newly opened thrill-seeking business is Smash Stuff. Visit one of their rooms and throw and break things to your hearts content – all in a very safe environment. Popular with groups, this is a unique and different way to have fun and maybe let off some steam!
For something equally as different, head down the street to Throw Axe and do just that – throw axes at a target. Again, this is an activity to get the adrenalin running and your group's competitiveness going.
After you’ve spent the morning trying something new, you’ll have certainly worked up an appetite for lunch. Head to The East Bank, along the Nepean River where you will find a vibrant and buzzing dining precinct. Again, you’ll be spoilt for choice with great options including Riverside Bar & Dining, Lonestar, Goji, and many other quality restaurants.
If you’re looking for something hearty and tasty, try Masala Kitchen. This Indian restaurant is so colourful and exciting from the moment you walk in. Their curries are made fresh each day, and their naan is the perfect accompaniment. Maldini’s is another great option, offering quality pizza and Italian food with a great view of the river.
Next, it’s time to walk along the riverbank and soak in the natural environment that surrounds Jamisontown. The Nepean River, or Yandhai as it is called in the Dharug language, is a major river that flows for 178 kilometres from the Mittagong Ranges in the south to merge with the Hawkesbury River near Yarramundi up north. In Jamisontown, the Great River Walk is perfect for exploring the river on foot, by bike, or on scooter. Walk as far along the 6.4-kilometre loop track as you wish.
You can also enjoy the newly updated Tench Reserve opposite The East Bank which was built as part of the Parks for People Program. There’s plenty of space to enjoy a picnic, play, and run around all while soaking up the sun and the fresh air.
Around the corner from here is Cables Wake Park & Aqua Park. This is Sydney’s only cable wakeboarding facility and it’s right in the heart of the West. Spend an entire afternoon here trying to master the wake board machine which tugs you around a circuit as you stay balanced on the board. Enjoy slipping and sliding on the Aqua Park inflatable course which is bound to see you make many memories – it’s for both young and old, you’ll have so much fun.
And of course, since there is so much more to see and do, a staycation in Jamisontown is also a great option for a weekend out West. You’ll find the Mercure conveniently placed in the Panthers precinct.
Jamisontown is certainly a place to tick off bucket list activities, a day spent here will feel like you’re on holidays.