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 – February 29, 2020 Feb 7, 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. […]
- Taswater Notice: Mikany safety closure Jan 29, 2020Media 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, 2020There 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, 2019Paddle 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, 2019Course 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 […]
- Olympic Door Remains Open at Canoe Slalom Selection Trials Feb 21, 2020Australian Open Canoe Slalom – Sydney International Whitewater Festival, Penrith Whitewater Stadium, 21-23 February 2020 Nerves were running high when the Australian Open Canoe Slalom as part of the 2020 Sydney International Whitewater Festival got underway at Penrith Whitewater Stadium on Friday with the event doubling up as the second and final round of Olympic selection […]
- Paddle Australia Event Entry Waiver Updated Feb 20, 2020Why is there an event entry waiver? Paddle Australia, our State Paddle Associations and our affiliated Clubs offer a range of fantastic events, competitions and programs to both members and non-members alike. You can get a feel for many of these great events by checking out the event browser and the calendar on the […]
- Olympians and Olympic Hopefuls to Heat up Penrith Whitewater Stadium 21-23Feb Feb 20, 20202020 Olympic Dreams are Made at 2000 Olympic Legacy Venue 20 years after the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Penrith Whitewater Stadium will once again see Olympic dreams in the making with the 2020 Sydney International Whitewater Festival this weekend the decider for Australia’s two last remaining canoe slalom spots for Tokyo 2020 in the men’s […]
- 2020 Canoe Slalom National Development Squad in Action at Whitewater Festival Feb 19, 2020The 2020 Canoe Slalom National Development Squad (NDS) was recently announced following a selection process including the Canoe Slalom Age Championships on the Mersey River in Tasmania, the Paddle Australia Canoe Slalom Senior Championships in Penrith and a two-day Selection Camp held at Penrith mid-January. The camp displayed great improvement in the overall standards and […]
- World’s Best Olympic Slalom Paddlers to Contest 2020 Sydney International Whitewater Festival Feb 17, 2020The world’s best Olympic canoe slalom paddlers have arrived in Sydney to contest the 2020 Sydney International Whitewater Festival at Penrith Whitewater Stadium this weekend (21-23 February 2020). Exactly five months out from the start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Jessica Fox, Australia’s dual Olympic medallist and greatest individual slalom paddler of all time, will […]