Enjoy the Nepean River from a different perspective
- Written by Jane Ewings Penrith City Council (02) 4732 7777 (02) 4732 7958 firstname.lastname@example.org https://www.penrithcity.nsw.gov.au 601 High St Penrith NSW 2750 Australia
Stand up paddle boarding is a fun way to exercise and explore.
If you’re keen to try stand up paddle boarding (SUP) for the first time or want to up your SUP game then you need to head to the Nepean River in Penrith. The long, calm stretch of water is loved by water-sport enthusiasts for kayaking, canoeing and jet skiing and is gaining popularity in all age groups for paddle boarding.
The 5km section between Penrith and Nepean Gorge is the most paddle-able bit (that’s a technical term) because it’s flat and non-tidal, making it perfect for beginners. This stretch also offers the most spectacular views of the rugged sandstone cliffs of the Blue Mountains, surrounding bushland and native wildlife.
If you don’t own or have access to a paddle board they can be hired from nearby Horizon Line with one-hour, two-hour, half-day and full-day options to choose from. With prices starting at just $20 it would be rude not to give it a go. Their friendly staff are also available to book for tours and private lessons.
After you’ve worked up a sweat on the water, you’re likely to have worked up quite an appetite. Luckily there’s cafe options nearby to satisfy your hunger. Head to Cafe at Lewers at Penrith Regional Gallery, the newly refurbished Coffee Club or the Nepean Rowing Club for a delicious lunch.