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Penrith Whitewater


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Location

McCarthy's Lane, Cranebrook, 2751

Contact

Phone: (02) 4730 4333

Fax

(02) 4730 4300
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Penrith Whitewater Stadium was the competition venue for the canoe/kayak slalom events during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. Located at the foot of the world heritage listed Blue Mountains, about an hour west of Sydney, it is the only man-made river of its kind in the  southern hemisphere.
 
The whitewater course has been constructed using a combination of both natural and man-made materials to recreate the characteristics of a wild river. 14,000 litres per second of raging whitewater flowing over a moveable obstacle system has proven to be a challenging and exciting ride even for the best paddlers in the world.
 
Penrith Whitewater received an unprecedented amount of international exposure during the Games period and this has helped to establish this unique facility as a major sporting and recreation facility in Western Sydney. Now anyone as young as 12 years can take on the challenge of Olympic sized rapids for themselves.
 
So if you are looking for some extreme fun, then look no further. Let our friendly staff give you an adventure you’ll never forget!
 
Available from September to June we offer - whitewater rafting, kayaking, swiftwater rescue training and host local, national and international slalom competitions.
 

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