Make Penrith, NSW your destination

Canoe Slalom / Apr 24, 2014

Penrith has turned on sensational conditions this week, much to the delight of our international competitors who have travelled from all around the world to be part of the 2014 Slalom World Championships. 

So what did our visitors enjoy most about destination NSW???

The athletes have been out and about taking advantage of the unusually warm Easter weather to explore the unique culture of Sydney and the Blue Mountains.

Czech Republic junior Canoe athlete Vaclav Chaloupka has been enjoying his first time in Sydney. 

"Compared to Europe the weather and nature here is just awesome." 

He added that he is hoping to see the Opera House.

American Gabriel Machado has enjoyed his time in NSW. "I've been hiking up in the Blue Mountains".

Much to his surprise he has not seen a single Kangaroo. "Can you believe that?" he says shocked.

British competitor Samuel Ibbotson has been busy around the coast of Sydney recently.

He quite liked the surfing here mongst the usual iconic highlights…"the other day we went to Sydney and saw the Opera House, the Harbour Bridge and went surfing in Manly".

It seems that the weather has been a highlight for the European competitors over the past few days.

Italian athlete Rafaello Ivaldi described New South Wales as "a beautiful place. The beach for example was a really beautiful place, it was sunny and perfect".

The sightseeing is on hold for now with the athletes switching to race mode as we get down to the business end of the Championships.

Make Penrith your destination this weekend and enjoy some finals action over the next 3 days.

Thanks to Destinations New South Wales and the Australian Institute of Sport for their support of the 2014 Junior & Under 23 Slalom World Championships.