Ride the wave all the way to Penrith
- 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
With the weather getting warmer, suddenly putting on your swimsuit and venturing into the water doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea.
There’s so much to love about spring; the flowers are in bloom, the days are getting longer and there’s a warmth to the air that fills the day with possibilities. Spring also means two of Penrith's best water attractions are back operating at full capacity after a winter break, so if you’re keen to try something new and fun, then read on.
In a recent episode of Network Ten’s hit program The Bachelor we saw Matty J visit Cables Wake Park for a special one-on-one date. This month Cables Wake Park returns to spring/summer operating hours and will be open 7-days a week from mid-month. So you too can don a wetsuit and try to impress your loved one by wakeboarding a few laps around the lake. The inflatable Aqua Park also reopens with a special launch event on Saturday 23 September. Jump in and jump on the slides, trampolines and obstacles for just $20 per person for 50 minutes of fun in the sun and the water.
If you’ve ever dreamt of competing in the Olympics, but your sporting abilities weren’t quite up to scratch, then this could be the next best thing. At Penrith Whitewater Stadium you can follow in the footsteps (or oar strokes) of great Olympians like Penrith’s own Jessica Fox with a rafting adventure around the 320-metre course which was purpose built for the Sydney 2000 Olympics Games. Groups of up to eight people (aged over 12yrs) can have a guided white-water rafting experience for just $94 per person for 90 minutes. You definitely won’t get an Olympic medal for completing the course, but you’re guaranteed to have a great time trying.
But wait, there’s more! For other ways to get wet and have fun, check out our list of great water activities in Penrith.