Welcome to Tasmanian Canoe Club

Tasmanian Canoe Club is situated on the banks of the Forth River, Wilmot 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 with literally thousands of paddlers honing their skills at the club over the last 51 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:

  • Forth Kayak School Jan/Feb book early
  • Learn to paddle sessions – beginners
  • Pool sessions – learn and improve your roll and skills
  • 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 – check our calendar or please check our Facebook Page for Current Events

Tasmanian Canoe Club Beginers
Tasmanian Canoe Club Intermediate
Tas Canoe Homepage

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  • Advanced Whitewater Packrafting Course October 13-16 May 12, 2022
    This course is now full. To be added to the wait list please email paddle.tas@paddle.org.au with the following information. Course – Adv Name: email: ph:   Advanced Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Thursday 13thrnto Sunday 16th October (4 days) Venue: North-west Tasmania including Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Arm River Outdoor Education Centre (2 nights) […]
  • Intermediate Whitewater Packrafting Course 3 days September 23-25 May 12, 2022
      Course now full. Please email paddle.tas@paddle.org.au with the following details to go on the wait list. Course-Inter, Name, email, phone You will be contacted if/when a place be comes free.   Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2022 Venue: Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Arm River Outdoor Education […]
  • Advanced Skills Coaching Course Apr 26, 2022
    It’s happening again folks!   We have some fantastic instructors/coaches coming along,  with a great variety of skills and attributes to share. This year we have the addition of some Pilates sessions for kayakers and we think people will be surprised at the benefits to their paddling! When: June 4-5, 2022 Where: Mersey white water […]
  • MENTAL HEALTH IN SPORT WORKSHOP—HOBART Apr 7, 2022
    Join Us – Mental Health Workshop 16 May 2022 Hear from TIS Athlete Kate Eckhardt (click here), on the benefits of attending the Mental Health in Sport Workshop—Hobart Facilitated by: AIS Mental Health Referral Network (MHRN) Psychologist Lydia Black TO REGISTER: tisapplications@tis.tas.gov.au Venue: Glenorchy District Football Club (KG5) Time: 11.00am to 3.00pm
  • A Message from MAST to paddlers Mar 30, 2022
    Paddlers A reminder to all the paddlers who go out between sunset and sunrise. Days are drawing in quickly – please ensure you are lit up correctly so you can be seen. Remember, red flashing bike lights are not permitted. We have seen some attached to the front of paddlers but these cannot be seen […]

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  • PADDLE AUSTRALIA WELCOMES ROS LAWRENCE AS CANOE SLALOM PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS LEAD May 23, 2022
    Paddle Australia is pleased to announce former World Champion Ros Lawrence as the new Performance Pathways Lead for Canoe Slalom. Ros is a highly respected paddler, having won an array of medals during her competitive career which spanned almost 15 years, from 2005 to 2019. Her career as a high performance athlete has given her […]
  • On The Water With Terry Bolland: the 70-year-old paddling 365 days in a row to raise money for prostate cancer research May 23, 2022
    At 7.45pm on Thursday 19th May, Terry Bolland reached the 13,000km mark. That’s 13,000km paddled on the flat, non flowing water of Perth’s Swan River, every single day since June 3, 2021, the day of his 70th birthday.  Today, on Tuesday 24 May, Bolland is just 10 days away from achieving his goal of paddling […]
  • PADDLE AUSTRALIA CONFIRMS AUSTRALIAN SENIOR CANOE SLALOM TEAM FOR 2022 May 23, 2022
    Paddle Australia is pleased to confirm the athletes who will represent Australia in Canoe Slalom on the upcoming ICF World Cup circuit and ICF World Championships. Following selection at the 2022 ICF Oceania Canoe Slalom Championships and 2022 PA Canoe Slalom Australian Open earlier this year, and selection of the Junior and U23 teams last […]
  • AUSTRALIAN SPRINT KAYAKERS SECURE MEDALS AT OPENING ICF WORLD CUP IN CZECH REPUBLIC May 22, 2022
    Overnight Australia’s sprint kayak team dominated the opening ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup in Racice, taking home gold, two silver and two bronze medals in their first international outing since the Tokyo Olympic Games.  Dual Olympian Aly Bull came out firing in the women’s K1 1000 securing the gold medal, four seconds ahead of Justyna […]
  • STATE GLORY ON FINAL DAY OF 2022 PA CANOE SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS May 22, 2022
    State glory was on the line on the final day of the 2022 PA Canoe Sprint Championships, with the crowd favourite state versus state K4 races rounding out the five day competition. 225 competitors went head-to-head across more than 290 races at West Lakes in Adelaide for the 2022 edition of the Championships. For full […]