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TOPIC: PENRITH??

PENRITH?? 9 years 1 month ago #11585

Does anybody know the status of the penrith whitewater facility?
I will be in Sydney 4th week of January and was hoping I could run it...
Dropped them an email already - no reply.

Also - on their website it says they have no gear - anywhere to rent gear around them?

Thanks!!
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Re:PENRITH?? 9 years 1 month ago #11594

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Hey Chris,
I'm on the other side of the country so not much help really except that you could contact Horizon Line Canoes, they are based at Penrith and would probably have all the info you need. Look them up on the web.
Cheers
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Re:PENRITH?? 9 years 1 month ago #11597

Hi Chris,
Penrith will be in summer hours then - definitely water all weekend, probably a fair amount of water on weekdays too.

WRT hire gear, yes they have hire gear, it's pretty ordinary though. Mostly beginner type boats, and is quite expensive (as I recall, about $A50 a day).

steff
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Re:PENRITH?? 9 years 1 month ago #11602

Odd, I emailed Horizon line at [mail address protected from spambots with javascript] but I get a 'permanent fatal error' message back... from their website, they look the guys I'd like to talk to...
maybe I'll have to get up at 3am and try calling em...
:think:
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Re:PENRITH?? 9 years 1 month ago #11698

Update - Called Penrith, they would be open on the Saturday, MAYBE on the Friday, if they get bookings they would turn on the water. They do have some boats, but limited selections - and they too pointed me towards Horizon Line...
Cheers!
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Re:PENRITH?? 8 years 11 months ago #13896

Did you end up making it to Penrith? I'm in Oz for the semester and hoping to get there soon. I would need to rent gear too, wondering if it's worth it...
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Re:PENRITH?? 8 years 10 months ago #13910

Unfortunately, I came up about 3 hours short on my business trip to squeeze in a visit. It's about 1:30 hrs out of Sydney, and you'll have to grab a boat at horizonline... I just couldn't swing it :(

However, from my research, I'd say you HAVE to go if you're there!
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Re:PENRITH?? 8 years 8 months ago #15355

Definately check it out. There are some good waves and holes to practice your moves in. The best thing is, you can paddle as much or as little as you want. It's not that long, but if you want to paddle the whole lot without using any eddies you'll sure need a rest by the time you're at the bottom.

And the best part is there's a conveyor belt/elevator that takes you back up to the top to go again. You don't even have to get out of your kayak!

Definately worth the visit. It's about a 90min drive from my place, so I only go if I'm going to make a full day out of it.
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Re:PENRITH?? 8 years 8 months ago #15438

Thanks! I've gone once so far, and will probably be going again soon.
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