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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.

Penrith Whitewater’s normal operating hours are as follows;

Office – open 7 days (from 9am) 

Phone: 02 4730 4333  Email: bookings@penrithwhitewater.com.au

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

The Cafe will be open from 7:00am on Fri 21st, Sat 22nd & Sun 23rd Feb. 

Café phone: 02 4730 4746 

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 course dates are scheduled for:

Course#1

Days 1 & 2: Saturday 7th March & Sunday 8th March, 2020 

Days 3 & 4: Saturday 14th March & Sunday 15th March, 2020 

Course#2

Days 1 & 2: Saturday 28th March & Sunday 29th March, 2020 

Days 3 & 4: Saturday 4th April & Sunday 5th April, 2020 

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.