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  • Adventure Activities Licensing Authority
  • Welsh Canoeing Association
  • Visit Wales Activity Tourism Accreditation

Rafting, £35

Whitewater rafting at National White Water Centre

Whitewater rafting at National White Water Centre

White water rafting at the National White Water Centre


The National White Water Centre is the UK’s original white water rafting venue with over 30 years’ experience. Set in stunning Welsh hills, the dam controlled River Tryweryn has high flows ideal for exhilarating white water rafting throughout the year.

We offer fantastic white water rafting and canyoning adventures on natural rapids, located in Snowdonia National Park.

If you don't fancy the adventure of the river, don't worry: there is a riverside walk, café and picnic areas which give you the opportunity to take in the splendour of the surroundings. We are situated in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, and the breath taking scenery of the area offers a magnificent retreat, not only for the water sports enthusiast, but for everyone.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Opening Details

Open all the time

Open all the time
Open 1st Dec - 31st Oct
Closed 1st Nov - 14th Dec

White Water Rafting session times:
Monday - Friday 9 00am - 4 00pm
Saturday - Sunday 8 30am - 6 30pm (8 30am - 4 00pm October - March)

All activities are dependent on a suitable water release from Llyn Celyn Reservoir (normally 200 days per year)


Rafting prices start from £37 per person - please enquire for specific prices.


Canolfan Tryweryn,
LL23 7NU



Plan route to National White Water Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SH 888402  Lat: 52.94763 Long: -3.65642

From Llangollen follow the A5 to Corwen, 1 ½ miles through Corwen take the left turning to Bala (A494). At Bala turn right towards Trawsfynydd (A4212). Drive 3 miles to the village of Frongoch, just 1 mile past Frongoch we are signposted on the left.

From Bangor head for Betws Y Coed on the A5, bear right on the junction for the A470 (north), pass Pentrefoelas and Glasfryn. 3 miles later turn right onto B4501 signposted Bala. After around 7 miles on this road, turn right at T-junction onto A4212 towards Trawsfynydd. Around 1 mile up this road we are signposted on the left.

From Aberystwyth through Machynlleth on the A478 towards Corris. Descend to “Cross Foxes Inn” and at the T-junction turn left onto A470 follow the road towards Dolgellau and turn right onto the A494 signposted Bala. Bear left at village of Llanuwchllyn and follow the lake round to Bala. At Bala follow Trawsfynydd signs A4212. Drive 3 miles to the village of Frongoch, just 1 mile past Frongoch we are signposted on the left.

Parking: free


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted