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Recreational paddling at Penrith Whitewater Stadium

Penrith Whitewater Stadium is the ultimate venue for whitewater paddling! 320 metres of solid Grade 3 whitewater designed to test the skills of the best paddlers in the world.

Whether you are into slalom, freestyle or creeking, Penrith Whitewater Stadium is the place to paddle. 

To keep recreational paddling costs affordable, recreational paddling is held during rafting sessions. Recreational Paddling session times will be published below in the paddle session times section on this page, bookings are essential.

First-time recreational paddlers

All first-time recreational paddlers will need to complete a Grade 3 Kayaking Skills Competency Assessment to demonstrate their skills to paddle PWS’s grade 3 white water course. The assessment is free of charge and is conducted with a Penrith Whitewater Stadium staff member prior to accessing the whitewater channel. First time users must arrive 30 minutes before their session start time to complete the competency assessment.

Paddling session times

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Water Access

Recreational Paddling = $35.00 per person. (Maximum one day)


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  • Difficulty: Grade 3
  • Length: 320 metres
  • Normal Flow: 14 cubic metres per second
  • Overall Drop: 5.5 metres
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