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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  • Wrap-Up Paddle Week 2021 Feb 13, 2021
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    Dan Watkins and Kate Eckhardt recently competed in the first races of the Penrith Open Series – a three race series. This series enables athletes to get some racing under their belt and  replace what would have normally been their domestic racing and selection series which has been pushed back to April following domestic border restrictions. […]
  • Advanced Packrafting Course Feb 1, 2021
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    Few paddling disciplines have been more impacted by the events of the past 18 months than Canoe Slalom. An activity that already can only take place at a handful of venues around the country, and that demands a range of conditions to support athlete development, Canoe Slalom has been hard hit by lockdowns and state border […]
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