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Learn to be a Raft Guide

Would you like to be a raft guide?

Join us for the next raft guide course in 2019

If you would like to train and work as a Raft Guide, join the next raft guide course at Penrith Whitewater in October.

 Entry Requirements:

  •  Do you have an interest in whitewater sports?
  •  Are you a confident swimmer in the surf?
  •  Are you physically fit?
  •  Are you at least 18 years?

NB: Previous experience is desirable but not essential. Participants need to be at least 18 years in October. 

If you answered yes to all of these questions, then you can apply for our 2019 Raft Guide Course.

Aim:          This 6 day course is designed for individuals who would like to train and work as a raft guide.

Duration:      6 days

Dates:         4, 5, 6, 7 and 12, 13 October 2019

Cost:          $660.00 per person

Interested?

If you are interested in this course contact us by email: bookings@penrithwhitewater, or you can call our office on (02) 47 30 4333

SPRING Special!

WHITEWATER RAFTING

BOOK NOW to receive our special. Ends Nov 30th!!

We're offering a discount 7 days a week for groups of 8 and more. So get your "crew" together and head to Penrith Whitewater for some EXTREME rafting fun!!

Bookings essential. Call 02 4730 4333 for more information or to make a booking.

Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Are you in a hurry to get out on the whitewater?

Our 4 day QUICKSTART Course has been designed for students confident of making faster than average progress. The course begins on flatwater and progresses quickly towards paddling on grade 3 whitewater. To participate successfully it is vital that you are physically fit, flexible, a strong swimmer and very confident in and under the water. Previous kayaking experience is very desirable.

You will be introduced to:

  • Basic Strokes
  • Leaning & turning
  • Rolling
  • Simple rescue – self & others
  • River etiquette
  • Grade 1-3 whitewater
  • Scouting & river hazards
  • Reading water
  • Breaking in & out of the current
  • Ferry glides

Adventure Level: HIGH. We recommend that you be physically fit, a strong swimmer and be very confident in the water.

Duration: 4 days (2 consecutive weekends)

Minimum age: 12 years

Experience: Previous experience desirable

Cost: $560 per person

Proposed Quickstart Course dates:

September/October 2019

Course #1 (non-consecutive)*

Saturday 28th Sep (Day 1) & Sunday 29th Sep (Day 2)  9am - 4pm each day

Saturday 12th Oct (Day 3) & Sunday 13th Oct (Day 4) 9am - 4pm each day

*Due to the long weekend (5th, 6th, 7th October)

October 2019

Course #2

Saturday 19th Oct (Day 1) & Sunday 20th Oct (Day 2) 9am - 4pm each day

Saturday 26th Oct (Day 3) & Sunday 27th Oct (Day 4) 9am - 4pm each day

November/December 2019

Course #3

Saturday 30th Nov (Day 1) & Sunday 1st Dec (Day 2)  9am - 4pm each day

Saturday 7th Dec (Day 3) & Sunday 8th Dec (Day 4) 9am - 4pm each day

December 2019

Course #4

Saturday 7th Dec (Day 1) & Sunday 8th Dec (Day 2) 9am - 4pm each day

Saturday 14th Dec (Day 3) & Sunday 15th Dec (Day 4) 9am - 4pm each day

Please contact us if you are interested in booking* for any of these course dates, call 02 4730 4333.

*Bookings are essential and some conditions apply.We require a minimum of 3 participants to confirm a course. 

Jun. Kayak Instruction - Term 4

Junior Kayak Instruction - Term 4 2019

Enrol now for Term 4 - 2019

Penrith Whitewater's Junior Kayak Instruction Program - Term 4 2019 is proposed to commence on Saturday October 19th, 2019. This term will be a 9 week course. Each lesson is one hour duration.

Information, Enrolment and Medical Risk Agreement forms are available from our office or you can download them from the link, see below. If you prefer, we can email the forms to you.

Term 4 Dates:

Week 1: Saturday October 19th, 2019

Week 2: Saturday October 26th, 2019

Week 3: Saturday November 2nd, 2019

Week 4: Saturday November 9th, 2019

Week 5: Saturday November 16th, 2019

Week 6: Saturday November 23rd, 2019

Week 7: Saturday November 30th, 2019

Week 8: Saturday December 7th, 2019

Week 9: Saturday December 14th, 2019

Enrolments are due by Wednesday October 16th, 2019

A minimum number of participants will be required before we can confirm a course. All courses will not be confirmed until after enrolments.

If you are interested, have any queries or would like more information you can call the office on 4730 4333 or send an email to bookings@penrithwhitewater.com.au

Operating Hours

Penrith Whitewater is available for activities from September to June*. The office remains available all year to take bookings and enquiries.

Activities include; guided whitewater rafting, self-guided whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking and kayak instruction. Bookings are essential for rafting and kayak instruction.

Penrith Whitewater’s normal operating hours are as follows;

Office – open 7 days (from 9am) 

Phone: 02 4730 4333  Email: bookings@penrithwhitewater.com.au

Café – open 7 days (Weekdays 9:00am – 3pm & Weekends 9:00am – 4pm)

Café phone: 02 4730 4746