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Landscape of the mountains view from Mercure Sydney Parramatta
Aerial view of the mountains near the Mercure Sydney Parramatta


With more than 340 days of the year experiencing glorious sunshine, Sydney is without doubt, the place to go for outdoor activities. Get stuck in with 5 of the most epic outdoor activities in Penrith!

Get Wet At Penrith Whitewater Stadium

When it comes to sports activities in Sydney, Penrith Whitewater Stadium is top-notch. Located at the foot of the Blue Mountains, this place was the competition venue for the canoe/kayak slalom events during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The entire white-water course has been constructed using both natural and man-made materials to recreate in-the-wild river thrills, with some 14,000 litres of raging white-water per second flowing over this moveable obstacle system. Even some of the best paddlers in the world have found the course to be a challenging ride so if extreme fun is what you’re looking for this is the place for you.

Live The High-Life At Jetpack Adventures Sydney

As Australia’s first and largest water powered device hire operator, Jetpack Adventures Sydney is the best choice for all things jetpack. Be James Bond for the day with the James Bond inspired Jetpack where you’ll be water propelled into the air, and using your two hand controls or your own body weight, control where you go high in the air. For those who like to spend their time on a board, the Flyboard is just for you – soar across the air or dive like a dolphin. Last but certainly not least, is the all new high-speed Jetovator – it’s like riding a bike...just on water!

Feel The Force At iFly Downunder

 iFly is the latest in action sport. Feel like a real life super-hero as you feel the wind beneath you in this indoor sky-diving centre. Effortlessly glide through the air and master the flying skills of the experts. Careful though...you might just get addicted to the adrenaline rush.

Experience The Adventure Capital At Cables Wake Park

With incredible world class cable skiing facilities, as well as an epic Aqua Park with inflatable slides, runways, jumping pillows you can easily spend the day here. You can even train to be a pro with coaching on the wake park and after an exhausting day on the water there’s even a place to enjoy a barbie together.

Take A Trip To The Top At Great Blue Mountains Drive

Enjoy a self-drive along some spectacular world heritage trails. Covering an incredible 1200 km of major connecting roads, the drive offers one of Australia's greatest tourism experiences. Discover Sydney like never before with it’s own stunning world heritage backyard diverse landscapes. Experience unimaginable views from above and take home some epic holiday snaps.

Traffic jams and epic adventures don’t go well together, so choose to stay in the middle of the action. Mercure Penrith is just 10 minutes drive from the Penrith Whitewater Stadium and Jetpack Adventures, and less than 5 minutes drive from iFly Downunder and Cables Wake Park.