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.
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
- Whitewater River Rescue 1 – December 5, 2020 Nov 17, 2020Course: This course is aimed at anyone who uses a paddle on moving water (kayaks, packrafts, sit-on-tops) and wants to know the basics about rescuing themselves and others. Being able to fall out of your boat is the only prerequisite! We’ll use the easier rapids above and below the main rapid so it’s not too intimidating. […]
- 55 + Come and Try, November 28, 2020 (North-West) Nov 16, 2020Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM – 11:00 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 […]
- 55 + Come and Try, December 12, 2020 (South) Nov 6, 2020Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10 AM – 12.00 AM or 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Delivered by: Paddle Tasmania Location: Browns River, Kingston Beach Learn safety and basic strokes on flat water with qualified instructors. Equipment provided. Group just for 55+ years for abilities. Registration is essential as numbers are limited. Bring clothing to stay warm. […]
- Hydro Tasmania is undertaking a project to construct a maintenance tunnel in the vicinity of Lake Parangana Oct 7, 2020At a recent meeting of the Mersey Forth Recreation Management Committee they were informed that Hydro Tasmania is undertaking a project to construct a maintenance tunnel in the vicinity of Lake Parangana. The project will be undertaken in two phases: Phase 1 – Exploratory drilling – October/November 2020 o Commencing in mid-October 2020 for a […]
- Kate Eckhardt wins Tasmanian Young Achiever Award 2020 Oct 7, 2020Kate Eckhardt wins an award Kate Eckhardt was recently named the winner of the Tasmanian Young Achiever Award – in the Motors Tasmania Sports category! The Motors Tasmania Sports award aims to recognise outstanding performances of Young Tasmanian athletes at International Junior, Youth or under 23 class level. Congratulations Kate! From the Tasmanian Institute of Sport. […]
- National Level Competitions Update Nov 25, 2020The month of November has seen some encouraging changes in the COVID-19 situation around Australia. Some travel restrictions are being eased and some limitations on public gatherings are also being re-calibrated, as State Governments adjust to reduced numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases. In that context, Paddle Australia would like to provide a further update on […]
- How the Paddle On Foundation Helped Jools After Lockdown Nov 25, 2020In a recent edition of Paddle Pulse, we shared a report about the numerous donations received to the Paddle On Foundation which has helped to support 53 paddlers with their memberships so they can continue paddling. However, beyond just the statistics, we also wanted to share personal insight into the inspiring and heart-warming impact of […]
- Update on 2021 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Championships Nov 20, 2020The Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Technical Committee (PACSLTC) met on 9 November 2020 to discuss the 2021 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Age Championships and the 2021 Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Championships scheduled for January 2021. The primary focus of this meeting was to determine whether these two competitions should proceed given the challenges brought in […]
- Canoe Slalom Paddlers Get Back into Racing at NSW State Champs Nov 18, 2020It has been a long time without racing for Australia’s whitewater paddlers, but last weekend (Sunday, 15 November) Paddle Australia’s NSW canoe slalom paddlers and those based at Penrith Whitewater Stadium got in their first official race of the 2020/21 summer season. Dual Olympian Lucien Delfour, who is set to represent Australia at his second Games […]
- Athletes Learn Indigenous History and Culture of Land on which they Train Nov 10, 2020Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games athletes have gained a greater appreciation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture, starting at a place very close to their hearts – their own sporting venues. In the lead-up to NAIDOC week from 8-15 November 2020, groups of athletes met with traditional landowners at their home training […]