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About the Venue

Penrith Whitewater Stadium was the competition venue for the canoe/kayak slalom events during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Located only an hour from Sydney, it is the only man-made whitewater course of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

The construction of the Stadium was a joint venture between Penrith City Council, the International Canoe Federation and the Olympic Co-ordination Authority.

Penrith Whitewater is available from September to June for guided whitewater rafting, self-guided whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking and kayak instruction, all of which may be arranged by prior booking. Other facilities include beach volleyball court and Cafe.

Penrith Whitewater’s current operating hours are as follows:

Venue – open 7 days* (*Please check the water times as this can vary)

Office – open 7 days (from 9am)

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

Phone: 02 4730 4333  Email:

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.

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