Penrith Whitewater Stadium
New South Wales,
Olympic Pedigree: Built for the 2000 Games’ canoe and kayak slalom competitions, Penrith is the only man-made whitewater course of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Be an Olympian: Take a half-day sampler class to learn basic movements and paddling technique ($66). Try the two-day novice course to tackle moving water and learn efficient strokes, break-outs, and rolling ($240).