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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:

Café – open 7 days (Weekdays 9am – 3pm & Weekends 8:30am – 4pm)

Café phone: 02 4730 4746 

*Each year Penrith Whitewater takes a Winter Break. The break is usually between the NSW June long weekend and the first weekend in September.

This year (2019) our Winter Break will be from Tuesday June 11th until Friday August 30th. We will resume operations after the break on Saturday August 31st. 

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

Our next PROPOSED Quickstart Course is scheduled for:

January 2019

Sat Jan 19 & Sun Jan 20 AND Sat Jan 26 & Sun Jan 27 (9am - 4pm each day) 

If you are interested in this course, please contact us on 02 4730 4333. Bookings are essentail and some conditions apply. We require a minimum of 3 to run the course. 

Please contact us if you are interested in booking* for this course, call 02 4730 4333.

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

Junior Kayak Instruction - Term 1

Junior Kayak Instruction - Term 1 2019

Enrol now for Term 1 - 2019

Penrith Whitewater's Junior Kayak Instruction Program - Term 1 2019 is proposed to commence on Saturday February 2nd, 2019. This term will be a 8 week course. Each lesson is 60 minutes duration.

Information, Enrolment and Medical Risk Agreement forms are available from our office or you can download them from the link on the Junior Kayak Instruction page (under Whitewater Kayaking). If you prefer, we can email the forms to you.

Term 1 Dates:

Week 1: Saturday February 2nd, 2019

Week 2: Saturday February 9th, 2019

Saturday February 16th, 2019 - Australian Open*

Saturday February 23rd, 2019 - Oceania Championships*

Week 3: Saturday March 2nd, 2019

Week 4: Saturday March 9th, 2019

Week 5: Saturday March 16th, 2019

Week 6: Saturday March 23rd, 2019

Week 7: Saturday March 30th, 2019

Week 8: Saturday April 6th, 2019

*There will be no lessons on Saturday 16th & Saturday 23rd February due to the Sydney International Whitewater Festival Events. 

Enrolments are due by Wednesday January 30th 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