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Australian Open 2020 - Slalom

From Friday February 21st - Sunday February 23rd, 2020 come and watch some of the best paddlers in the world compete. 

Starting from Friday morning see all the action at Penrith Whitewater. The first event will begin from 7am with some of the best paddlers in world racing on our whitewater rapids, including the Aussies! This will also be the Australian Olympic and Team selection event. 

The competition will continue on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd.

For more information about the event go to

Free entry for spectators. 


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:

Café – open 7 days (Weekdays 9:00am – 3pm & Weekends 8:30am – 4pm)

Café phone: 02 4730 4746 

Jun. Kayak Instruction - Term 1

Junior Kayak Instruction - Term 1 2020

Enrol now for Term 1 - 2020

Penrith Whitewater's Junior Kayak Instruction Program - Term 1 2020 is proposed to commence on Saturday February 1st, 2020. 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 this website under Whitewater Kayaking. If you prefer, we can email the forms to you.

Term 1 Dates:

Week 1: Saturday February 1st, 2020

Week 2: Saturday February 8th, 2020

Week 3: Saturday February 15th, 2020

February 21st - 23rd  Australian Open - Slalom Event 

Week 4: Saturday February 29th, 2020

Week 5: Saturday March 7th, 2020

Week 6: Saturday March 14th, 2020

Week 7: Saturday March 21st, 2020

Week 8: Saturday March 28th, 2020

Week 9: Saturday April 4th, 2020

Enrolments are due by Wednesday January 29th, 2020

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