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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  • Paddle Education Weekend, March 21 – 22, 2020 Mar 14, 2020
    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 […]
  • Daniel Watkins books his ticket to Tokyo Mar 11, 2020
    Daniel’s dreams of competing at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo have become a reality at the 2020 Australian Open Canoe Slalom. Daniel progressed through to the C1 final as the only Australian and secured the top spot on the overall Paddle Australia C1 selection rankings in the process. After the race Daniel said he experienced […]
  • 55 + Come and Try, March 14, 2020 Feb 28, 2020
    Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM Delivered by: Tasmanian Canoe Club Location: Tasmanian Canoe Club, 840 Wilmot Road, Forth Learn safety and basic strokes on flat water with a club instructors. Equipment provided. Group just for 55+ years for abilities. Free – registration is essential as numbers are limited.  Bring clothing […]
  • Intermediate & Beginner Whitewater Packraft Courses, March 14-15 2020 Feb 28, 2020
    Dates: Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 March, 2020 Venue: Forth River Whitewater Course Accommodation: Camping (own tents) at main venue Fee: $295 includes 2-day course and camping (both Friday and Saturday nights) Course Numbers: Note that for the course to run there will need to be a minimum number of 4 participants signed on however […]
  • Whitewater River Rescue 2; April 25-26, 2020 Feb 14, 2020
    Whitewater Rescue Level 2 Course April 25-26, 2020, Upper Mersey Paddle Tasmania will conduct a Whitewater River Rescue Course at the Upper Mersey on April 25-26, 2020. The course will commence at 9.00 am at the Slalom Course. This course is suitable for people with some experience in paddling whitewater – Grade 2 and above. […]

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  • Update 3 – 27th March 2020 – Paddling Restrictions, Closures & Event Cancellations Mar 27, 2020
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  • Tasmanian Canoe Club Looking Young After 50 Years Mar 23, 2020
    Tasmanian Canoe Club celebrates 50 years with a weekend of paddling, including a “retro river trip”. Read a report of the weekend from the club below. The Tasmanian Canoe Club didn’t show its age when it celebrated its 50th birthday with a “Back to Forth” gathering in late February. There was plenty of paddling for […]
  • 2019-2020 Australian Canoe Polo Summer Series Wrap Up Mar 23, 2020
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