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Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler

Tench Ave, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
+61 2 4733 1274
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Spectacular scenery and good food

We went on a lunch cruise - Christmas in July. Boarded smoothly and on time departure. When you... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David C
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Kangaroo Island
nepean belle experience

The Nepean belle is a great way to relax on the river with friends, Family or just a romantic get... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Shazzam1959
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Penrith, Australia
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An icon in Western Sydney, the Nepean Belle offers a unique experience cruising the Nepean River into the Nepean Gorge and Blue Mountains National Park. The Belle, as she is affectionately known, is the gateway to the Nepean River and offers families, friends and business and professional groups the opportunity to see a spectacular part of Western Sydney that is otherwise inaccessible. Along with the regular Devonshire Tea, Lunch and Dinner cruises, Carol and Chris have developed exciting new cruises for both adults, families and children alike. Their Princess & Pirate Cruises in the School Holidays and new Psychic Cruises have been well received and special occasion cruises at Easter, Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day, Christmas and New Year fill well in advance.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch cruise” (20 reviews)
“captain chris” (12 reviews)
“buffet lunch” (8 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Tench Ave, Penrith, New South Wales 2750, Australia
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+61 2 4733 1274
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"food was great"
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"salad"
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"relaxing cruise"
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"beautiful scenery"
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"relaxing lunch"
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"overseas visitors"
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"spend an afternoon"
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"enjoyed our lunch"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a lunch cruise - Christmas in July. Boarded smoothly and on time departure. When you board, you're told which table so there's no need to rush on. (I didn't see any tables for 2 so not sure what happens if the daily...More

Thank David C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Nepean belle is a great way to relax on the river with friends, Family or just a romantic get together. Service is great and the atmosphere is awesome

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

OMG. we celebrated hubbys 60th birthday tonight with family..and it was truly wonderful. service brilliant . music great and food... what can we say... fantastic. highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

What an amazing trip we had on the Belle - I took my mother for a Belated Mother’s Day lunch and we had the nicest day we have had in a long time! Food was beautiful and they were so friendly and accommodating of us...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018

This was my third trip. I have done the explorer , the psychic and now Devonshire Tea. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience each time. The staff are amazing and the food is always good. Will return again and again.

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

We enjoyed a wonderful cruise with friends on board this beautiful old paddle-wheeler, the food was great, the scenery was lovely & we throughly enjoyed our lunch cruise. Will definitely do this again.

Thank 241cathyg
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

Thank you to Carol & all your crew! We just had a fabulous, fresh & delicious lunch on your paddle boat for Mother’s Day. The ambience on the boat cruising along the river was so relaxing. We felt welcomed from the moment we stepped aboard....More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018

This unique attraction has been operating for many years BUT this was the first time we have ventured aboard. The "BOAT" is extremely well presented and the staff very attentive. The luncheon cruise was nothing short of superb. The Buffet was exceptional in quality, quantity...More

Thank trapperphil44
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Board the Nepean Belle Paddle-wheeler for a luncheon cruise of 2½ hrs on the Nepean River and enjoy the ambience, the views, the Nepean Gorge and the food. There is a bar for service of alcohol and soft drinks. Since there are 2 decks, I...More

1  Thank Patricia A
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with a big group of friends for a surprise birthday and can’t find one negative. Staff were exceptional and accommodating, food was delicious and plenty, and the trip was smooth, pleasant and scenic. A definitive must do for every local and visitor to...More

Thank Sylvia B
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Helen P
2 May 2018|
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Response from GlobalRoaming61 | Property representative |
Hi Helen, we do have a train station in Penrith which is on the Western line, accessible direct from Central Station. Once you have arrived the best way would be via taxi from the station or even an Uber if you are that way... More
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Dirrello
4 March 2017|
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Response from GlobalRoaming61 | Property representative |
Hi Dirrello. The Nepean Belle is an old Paddlewheeler and she does not have air conditioning. Once cruising you get a breeze running through and we also have fans onboard. Hope this helps. Regards Carol
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4 October 2016|
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Hi Rebecca Thank you for your message. Our prices vary between adults, seniors and children and we also offer group discounts on our lunch cruises. We are also wheelchair friendly however our toilets are upstairs on the... More
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