Cool off at Cables Wake Park on Australia Day

Cool off at Cables Wake Park on Australia Day

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

A cool change is coming to Penrith’s Australia Day celebrations in 2020 with Cables Wake Park announced as the new venue for Council’s community event on Sunday 26 January.

Free wakeboarding, free entry into the inflatable Aqua Park and a range of fun water play activities for kids under 6 are on offer, with pre-registration for on-water activities now open.

Penrith Mayor Ross Fowler OAM said after consecutive years of hot weather on Australia Day he expects the renewed focus on water-play will be a popular one.

“Cables Wake Park is one of Penrith’s favourite water sport parks and it is the perfect venue to escape the hot summer heat and make a splash with your family and friends,” Cr Fowler said.

“Wakeboarding and Aqua Park sessions are hourly, and spaces are limited. Pre-registration is essential to get on the water so I encourage everyone to head to our website and register early to secure their spot.”

A DJ spinning tunes and two water stunt shows by Australia’s best wakeboarders will keep everyone entertained throughout the day, and attendees can bring a picnic or purchase something to eat from one of the mobile food vendors on site.

Cr Fowler said the convenient location in the heart of Penrith will make travelling to Cables Wake Park quick and easy.

“There are public transport options close by, parking on site and we will have a free shuttle service operating from Batt Street near Jamison Park Netball Courts throughout the day so there are a few options to consider”, Cr Fowler said.

In addition to Council’s community event, Ripples Leisure Centres in Penrith and St Marys are offering free entry on Australia Day. Residents keen to have a swim can visit either facility from 9am-5pm and keep cool in the pools and the outdoor splash pads.

Find out more and register for water activities at:

Australia Day at Cables Wake Park is proudly produced by Penrith City Council with the support of The Western Weekender and Vintage FM.



Cables Wake Park

Jamison Rd, Penrith

10am - 5pm

Ripples Leisure Centres (open 9am-5pm)


119 Station St

St Marys

Charles Hackett Drive

Information contained within this news release was correct as at Tuesday, 10 December 2019.