Tasmanian canoe club beginners

Welcome to Tasmanian Canoe Club

Tasmanian Canoe Club is situated on the banks of the Forth River, Wilmont Rd, Forth, Tasmania and caters for members of all abilities from beginner through to advanced paddler.

With a rich history of paddler development, our club has hosted many Australian school’s championships, and many of our members have gone on to represent at a State, National and International level wth literally thousands of paddlers honing their skills at the club over the last 48 years.

Our current focus

While we support (and love) all forms of canoeing and kayaking, our current focus is on recreational whitewater paddling. Our course at Forth is a great place to learn how to paddle, and we are blessed to be surrounded by world class rivers from grade 1-3 right through to grades 4-5. Most of our rivers here in Tasmania require seasonal run off to paddle them, so local knowledge is a must as is participating in our sport safely.

Getting involved

Whitewater canoeing and kayaking can be a dangerous but exciting sport which should never be done alone. Being part of a club like Tasmanian Canoe Club gives you the opportunity to learn and participate in this great sport surrounded by experienced paddlers who can teach you and friends who will encourage you to do your best.  There’s so many ways to get involved including:

  • Learn to paddle sessions – beginners
  • Recreational paddling – beginners
  • Under 3 Whitewater trips – beginner to intermediate
  • Grade 4 Whitewater trips – by invitation only
  • The Lea Extreme Race – by entry only

Please note trips and sessions do not run all year – please check our Facebook Page for Current Events

Tasmanian Canoe Club Beginers
Tasmanian Canoe Club Intermediate
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  • Taswater Notice: Mikany safety closure Jan 29, 2020
    Media Release Mikany Dam 23 January 2020 Media Release Mikany Dam upgrade begins Smithton, Stanley and Irishtown will soon have greater water surety into the future as TasWater commences its Mikany Dam upgrades. The dam, built in 1972, is fed by the Deep and Muckeye Creeks catchment and is the main source of water for […]
  • 2020 National Canoe Slalom Age Champs Jan 8, 2020
      There was plenty of paddling action at the recent 2020 National Canoe Slalom Age Championships at the Upper Mersey Whitewater course.  The event featured the very best of Australia’s slalom paddlers with the competition offering entries for a range of ages including Junior’s and Master’s events. The weather was pretty terrific (mostly), the water was […]
  • Paddle Education Weekend, March 21 – 22, 2020 Nov 7, 2019
    Paddle Education Weekend (March 21-22) Paddle Tasmania will conduct the following courses at the Paddle Education Weekend. Registrations Close: Monday March 2: Basic Skills and Safety Flatwater Cost: $45 ($30 for affiliated Paddle Tas club members) Turners Beach. Saturday March 21, 9.30am – 11.30am Turners Beach Essential skills for safe paddling, suitable for beginner to […]
  • Advanced Whitewater Packraft Course November 9 – 10, 2019 Oct 9, 2019
    Course full Advanced Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Friday November 8 to Sunday 10 November, 2019 Venue: North-west Tasmania including Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Arm River Outdoor Education Centre Fee: $450 includes course and 2 nights’ accommodation (Fri & Sat nights) Note: Those wishing to sign up for both the Intermediate and Advanced courses […]

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