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Celebration Time

Christmas is just around the corner and so too is the warmer why not take advantage of this and head to the foot of the Mountains for some extreme whitewater fun. Haven’t booked your Christmas or end-of-year wrap up event yet? Now is the time to book your function. We can organise a great day out for your friends, staff or clients.

We specialise in group bookings, so call our friendly staff and they will be happy to assist with planning your next function. We can organise whitewater rafting - the ultimate team-building activity, catering and other activities to complement your day including; self-guided rafting, kayaking, and beach volleyball.

Call Customer Service on 02 4730 4333 for more information and bookings.

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.

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 – 3pm & Weekends 8:30am – 4pm)

Café phone: 02 4730 4746 

*Each year Penrith Whitewater takes a Winter Break. The break is usually between the NSW June long weekend and the first weekend in September (dates yet to be confirmed for 2019).  

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 4 day Quickstart Course is scheduled for:  

December 2018

Weekend 1 - Saturday 8th December & Sunday 9th December 9am - 4pm each day 

Weekend 2 - Saturday 15th December & Sunday 16th December 9am - 4pm each day 

Please contact us if you are interested in booking* for this course, call 02 4730 4333.

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