Penrith Whitewater

Get your thrills atop the same whitewater rapids Olympians did in 2000.
Kosa Monteith
Published on May 05, 2023


NOTE: Penrith Whitewater Stadium will be closed for activities until September, 2023 due to maintenance work.

Get the experience of riding wild river rapids, without the whole 'wilderness' bit at Penrith Whitewater Stadium. You're sure to have a unique experience in and around the man-made river (which was the site of the 2000 Sydney Olympics' canoe and kayak events). These days, it's open from September to June for all the rapids-loving thrill-seekers.

Atop the water, you can choose to go rafting, kayaking or canoeing. Never rafted in your life? Never fear: the team offers both guided and self-guided sessions, so you'll be in safe hands. Guided rafts are manned by an experienced team member, and all equipment is provided. If you opt to kayak, you're tackling grade-three rapids over 320 metres of pure river adventure. Then when you've paddled to the end, just hop aboard the conveyor back upstream to do it all again. When you're done rolling along that churning white water, stop in at Cafe Whitewater for refreshments and a view towards the glorious Blue Mountains. Oh, and it goes without saying: you will get wet.


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