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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.

The water times displayed on our home page are not restricted to the times shown. Please call us on 02 4730 4333 to confirm times or enquire about other available times.

Penrith Whitewater’s current 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 9am – 4pm & Weekends 8:30am – 4pm)

Café phone: 02 4730 4746 

*Penrith Whitewater Stadium will be closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 

Proposed Kayaking Courses

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

This 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

Our next 4 day Quickstart Course is PROPOSED for: 

March 2018

Day 1 - Saturday 17th March, 2018 9am - 4pm

Day 2 - Sunday 18th March, 2018 9am - 4pm

Day 3 - Saturday 24th March, 2018 9am - 4pm

Day 4 - Sunday 25th March, 2018 9am 4pm

We are currently taking interest for these dates. Please contact us if you are interested in booking* for this course, call 02 4730 4333 or you can check with us regarding other proposed dates.  *Bookings are essential and some conditions apply.We require a minimum of 3 participants to confirm a course. 

 

BEGINNER Movingwater

Have you mastered flatwater & would like to have a go at moving water?

This is the second in a series of three courses designed to teach you how to paddle whitewater. Most of the course will take place on moving water to enable you to learn and consolidate the skills necessary to control your boat on whitewater. The course will begin with a review of skills on flatwater. It will then concentrate on moving water skills in preparation for an introduction to whitewater.

Our next 2 day Beginner Movingwater Course is PROPOSED for: 

March 2018

Day 1 - Saturday 3rd March, 2018 9am - 4pm

Day 2 - Sunday 4th March, 2018 9am - 4pm

Cost: $280 per person

We are currently taking interest for these dates. Please contact us if you are interested in booking* for this course, call 02 4730 4333 or you can check with us regarding other proposed dates.  *Bookings are essential and some conditions apply.We require a minimum of 3 participants to confirm a course.