Penrith Whitewater Stadium was the competition venue for the canoe/kayak slalom events during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. It is the only man-made whitewater course of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Available from September to June for guided whitewater rafting, self-guided whitewater rafting, whitewater kayaking and kayak instruction, Other facilities include beach volleyball court and Cafe.
The Sydney International Regatta Centre offers superior facilities and a large-scale festival venue. Set on 178 hectares of picturesque parklands and bush with views of the lower Blue Mountains, it has one of the best rowing and sprint kayak courses in the world. regattacentre.nsw.gov.au
Penrith Lakes Environment Education Centre is located inside the Penrith Lakes Scheme and adjacent to the Sydney International Regatta Centre. The unique location of the centre provides students with an opportunity to study industrial and urban development. Programs focus on the environmental management aspects of a massive quarrying and rehabilitation operation.
Explore the many adventure activities, attractions, galleries, cinemas and experiences on offer within the Blue Mountains. Things like 4WD tours; abseiling, rocksports and cycling; Horse riding and guided tours; Day Spas and Health & Fitness; Arts, Crafts, Galleries & Antiques; Festivals and Events.
Heritage: Immerse yourself in heritage, both in this immediate locale and in our surrounding region. See the historic relics of the “Five Macquarie Towns”; Examine the legacy of an early Rum Corps soldier/farmer; the cemeteries dating from the early 1800’s; See the remnants of colonial schooling; transport and engineering.