Slalom Training at Penrith Whitewater

Penrith Whitewater Stadium (PWS)

Penrith Whitewater Stadium was the competition venue for the canoe/kayak slalom events during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It is the only man-made whitewater course of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.

Water in the channel flows at 14 cubic metres per second using 5 pumps. The channel itself is concrete, is 320 metres long, drops 5.5 metres from top to bottom and is constructed in a “U” shape. A moveable obstacle system makes it possible to change the whitewater.

Penrith Whitewater offers open & exclusive slalom training sessions for national/international paddlers. If you are planning to train at PWS please contact Penrith Whitewater directly with the following information:

Name of team

Requested training dates

Number of paddlers

Name of paddlers

Individual paddlers and small groups will need to book and pay in advance for sessions. (Invoices for large teams may be available on request).

Slalom training sessions will be available morning and afternoon. The number and type of sessions (open or exclusive) will be subject to availability and demand. Paddlers will also have the option to paddle in recreational paddling sessions with rafts (upstream gates only).


1 hour open slalom training    $28 per person/per session

1 hour exclusive whitewater     $840 per hour

1 hour recreational paddling    $24 per hour or $38 per day (upstream gates only)

If you would like more information about slalom training at Penrith Whitewater Stadium, please contact via email


Penrith Whitewater Stadium

McCarthys Lane, Cranebrook NSW 2749

Phone: +61 2 4730 4333


About Penrith, NSW Australia

Penrith is located 55 kilometres west of the Sydney central business district (CBD), approximately an hours drive from either the Sydney CBD or Sydney Airport. It features a highly attractive natural setting on the picturesque Nepean River at the foot of the Blue Mountains. The lifestyle is marked by a harmony of urban and rural lifestyles. Penrith enjoys a climate of relatively mild winters (average temperature 8-18°C) and warm to hot summers (average temperature 17-29°C). The population is approximately 180,000 residents.

More details about what Penrith has to offer can be found at

Penrith Accommodation Information

Penrith Valley Visitor Information Centre


Telephone:  +61 1300 736 836