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.
October is here and that means that 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, and don't mind getting wet, then read on!
This month Cables Wake Park returns to operating seven-days a week, so that means every day is a good day to try wakeboarding. You can pick up a one-hour pass for $49 per adult or $44 per child (15 years and under) and this prices includes either a wakeboard, kneeboard or ski; plus a life jacket, helmet and coaching.
The inflatable Aqua Park at Cables is also now open every day of the week. 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. Kids must be aged 6 yrs or over to go on the Aqua Park, but little ones can get still amongst the fun in the free wet play area.
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 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 go on 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! Ripples Penrith are celebrating the return of warmer weather with a Free Family Fun Day on Saturday 20 October from 10am - 4pm. There will be market stalls, sausage sizzle, petting zoo, competitions and prizes throughout the day and lots of family-friendly entertainment and free entry so you can enjoy the pools and splash pad.
For other ways to get wet and have fun, check out our list of great water activities in Penrith.