Did you know.....
In 1789 Captain Watkin Tench of the Royal Marines lead a party west of Parramatta to the foothills of the Blue Mountains. They came across a river described as being "as broad as the Thames at Putney and apparently of great depth, the current running very slowly in a northerly direction".
The river was named the Nepean River after Evan Nepean (the Under Secretary of the Home Office in Britain who was involved in the organisation of the first fleet). Following settlement, the district became known as Evan and rapidly developed in agriculture to produce food for the Sydney Colony.
Learn more interesting facts about Penrith and the Nepean River in our on board commentary on our Lunch or Devonshire Tea Cruises.
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Cruise the beautiful Nepean River onboard the Majestic Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler and discover things about the Penrith Region you would never have thought!
The Nepean River and surrounds are rich in local history. Come for a lunch cruise, hear the fabulous Captain's commentary and learn interesting historical facts while enjoying a beautiful meal. Book now for an experience to remember, that so many continue to enjoy! If you're not convinced, click here to see our reviews!
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Weddings on the Belle
Whatever the occasion or celebration, make it a memorable experience whilst cruising the Nepean River on board the Nepean Belle.
Whether you are looking to book a children's party, romantic dinner, birthday party or a night out with friends, our friendly staff and great atmosphere will add that special something to your occasion.
Book a cruise for 2 people or bring along a small or large group. Private charters are also available - we can cater for up 120 people with a sit down meal or 170 people in a cocktail style function. Call us today on 02 4733 1274 for a quote and inspection!