Penrith is a city located in the state of New South Wales, Australia. It is located in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, about 50 kilometres west of Sydney. Penrith is the administrative centre of the local government area of the City of Penrith. The city is known for its natural beauty, with the Nepean River running through the centre of the city and the Blue Mountains to the west. The city is home to a number of attractions, including the Penrith Whitewater Stadium, the Penrith Panthers rugby league team, and the Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest. The city also has a number of parks and reserves, including the Nepean River Park, the Penrith Lakes Scheme, and the Blue Mountains National Park.