Sydney’s Western region has much so offer in terms of beautiful scenery and memorable experiences. But nothing is better on a gorgeous afternoon than sailing down the Nepean River in the countryside of the Blue Mountains National Park and enjoying a delicious meal at a relaxing pace. This well-known romantic experience is the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler; a great way to see the sights of the country from a convenient location, only 45 minutes from of Sydney.
The Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler has been a Sydney icon for over 30 years and as a finalist in the 2015 Australian Small Business Champion Awards (Tourism category), the Nepean Belle Padlewheeler as a must do daytrip for any Sydneysider or visitor of the region.
Scenery and old world style
The Nepean Belle “started life on the banks” of the Nepean River at Regentville and was launched in October, 1982. The old world charm of the nostalic paddlewheeler is an intergral part of the experience that encompasses grace and elegance. The boat features crisp yellow and white paint outside and beautifull stained cedar and teak interiors.
Boarding the Nepean Belle Paddlewheeler at the Tench Reserve Jetty, the old-style paddlewheeler churns through the river at a relaxing pace with picturesque views of Jacaranda Trees and the sound of the paddles lapping up the water.
Dining on the river
Many people go to restaurants for the usual dining experiences. Nepean Belle serves up quality meals whilst cruising down the river, adding a new element of excitement to the experience. And the food does not disappoint.
Specialties on the boat for lunch include barbecue chicken with chef’s seasoning, glazed leg ham platter, sautéed potato with creamy mild cheese sauce, and a selection of delicious salads served in a buffet style. Dinner cruises come in themes with 3 course menus and a special seafood menu on specific nights with baked snapper and fresh king prawns served with the roast specials.