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SPRING Special!


BOOK NOW to receive our special. Ends Nov 30th!!

We're offering a discount 7 days a week for groups of 8 and more. So get your "crew" together and head to Penrith Whitewater for some EXTREME rafting fun!!

Bookings essential. Call 02 4730 4333 for more information or to make a booking.

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 Quickstart Course dates are:

November/December 2019

Course #3

Saturday 30th Nov (Day 1) & Sunday 1st Dec (Day 2)  9am - 4pm each day

Saturday 7th Dec (Day 3) & Sunday 8th Dec (Day 4) 9am - 4pm each day

December 2019 - Available places 

Course #4

Saturday 7th Dec (Day 1) & Sunday 8th Dec (Day 2) 9am - 4pm each day

Saturday 14th Dec (Day 3) & Sunday 15th Dec (Day 4) 9am - 4pm each day

Please contact us if you are interested in booking* for any of these course dates, call 02 4730 4333.

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

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 9:00am – 4pm)

Café phone: 02 4730 4746 

Western Sydney Ironman event

Ironman Event

Due to the Western Sydney Ironman being held at the Sydney International Regatta Centre (located adjacent to Penrith Whitewater Stadium) on Sunday November 24, there will be road closures on Castlereagh Road and McCarthys Lane from 4:30am - 1:00pm.

Access to Penrith Whitewater via McCarthys Lane will be from 1:00pm.

These road closures should not affect anyone who has booked an activity at Penrith Whitewater, nor any visitors to the venue and cafe from 1:00pm.