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Published November 1st 2012
Are you up for the challenge?
Every so often you find a place that is so fabulous, you want to tell everyone about it and Cables Wake Park is just that.
Located near Penrith Panthers, this fantastic park has something for everyone. For the little ones, there is a great playground, for older children a giant jumping pillow, a basketball court and a volleyball court. For families, you will find great BBQ facilities, picnic tables and plenty of grassy areas as well as a café, which serves snacks, lunches, tea, coffee and ice cream.
But the main feature of the park are 2 lakes with cable skiing facilities. Suitable for daredevils over the age of 10, cable skiing is a lot of fun. The park caters to beginners as well as advanced wakeboarders. If you are starting out, the staff show you a safety video and you get a briefing session from qualified cable-ski coaches, who will provide you with great tips on making the most of your skiing experience.
The park provides all the equipment including helmets, lifejackets and boards. Depending on your skill level, you can choose to ride on your knees or lie flat on your stomach or if you are a more confident and advanced rider, then choose one of the stand-up boards and try your hand at some of the obstacles and ramps.
The park is open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm and 10am to 7pm during summer. Entry to the park is free. The cost of 1 hour cableskiing is $39 for adults and $34 for children. You can also get 2 and 4 hour or all day tickets as well as weekly and all year passes.
If you would like to stay overnight, book into Cables Lodge. The rooms consist of 4-20 beds per room, all with linen and air conditioning. The accommodation facilities include a common room, with a fully self contained kitchen,a communal lounge area with plasma television. The lodge also has BBQ facilities, laundry and separate Male and Female toilet and shower areas.
For those wishing to buy their own equipment, Cables Wake Park has an onsite store, which sells waterskiing, wakeboarding and kneeboarding equipment including boards, boots, life jackets, helmets, gloves, bags, board covers, ropes, clothing and more.
So if you are looking at doing something different this weekend, head over to Penrith Cables Wake Park for a day of fun, relaxation and adventure.
Do not recommend for children under 10 years.Your child must be 10 years to ride with everyone else otherwise 6-10 is saturday mornings only "kids club".
In saying this I did not allow my 6 year old to participate and feel this is way too young given the ability needed to ride the equipment.There is also no supervision once your child is on the cable ie They are on their own with no adult help.It can be quite frightening for children who have never experienced cable skiiing/boarding before.I would also strongly recommend not allowing anyone who cannot swim/poor swimmers to participate.