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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.

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.

Penrith Whitewater’s current operating hours are as follows;

Office – open 7 days (from 9am)

Phone: 02 4730 4333  Email:

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

Café phone: 02 4730 4746 

**The Cafe will open from 1:00pm on ANZAC Day Wednesday 25th April

Group Kayaking Lessons - April

Have you paddled at Penrith Whitewater and struggling with confidence out on the water? Or perhaps you're looking to bridge the gap between courses.

If this sounds like you, then why not sign up to one of our Kayaking Group Lessons.

Our next Group Lessons are schedueled for: 

Eskimo Rolling

Are you struggling with your Eskimo Roll? Let one of our Instructors help you with this vital skill...and once you have it mastered it will seem easy!

Pre-requisite: Nil

Date:  Sunday April 29th - 11:00am

All lessons:

Price: $55 per person

Duration: 1 or 2 persons = 1 hour lesson. 3 or more persons = 2 hour lesson

Bookings Essential. For more information call our office on (02) 4730 4333.

AUTUMN Special!


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.

Kayak Instruction Courses

Are you in a hurry to get out on the whitewater?

This 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 4 day Quickstart Courses are for the following dates: 

April 2018


Day 1 - Saturday 21st  April, 2018 9am - 4pm

Day 2 - Sunday 22nd April, 2018 9am - 4pm

Day 3 - Saturday 28th April, 2018 9am - 4pm

Day 4 - Sunday 29th April, 2018 9am 4pm

Please contact us if you are interested in booking* for either of these courses, call 02 4730 4333.*Bookings are essential and some conditions apply.We require a minimum of 3 participants to confirm a course. 

Upcoming Swiftwater Rescue Course

Swiftwater Rescue from Vehicle Course

Dates: Thursday 7th June 2018 

Duration: 1 day. Price: $600.00 per person. Places available.

Bookings are essential. If you are interested booking a place on this course, please call 02 4730 4333.