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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  • Women’s Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course / 3-day River journey Jun 22, 2022
    Details: This course is being offered as a women’s only course/river journey. This is because there are many females who benefit from learning from other women and being supported to build confidence in their paddling skills, knowledge and group management from other like-minded females. Dates:Friday 4th November until Sunday 6th November, 2022 Duration:3-day river journey […]
  • Paddle Education Weekend, Oct 1-2, 2022 Jun 3, 2022
    Paddle Education Weekend (October 1-2) Paddle Tasmania will conduct the following courses at the Paddle Education Weekend. Registrations Close: Wednesday September 27: Basic Skills and Safety Flatwater Cost: $65 ($52 for affiliated Paddle Tas club members) Turners Beach. To become a member click here Saturday October 1, 9.30am – 12.30 Turners Beach Essential skills for […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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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  • GOLDEN FINISH FOR AUSTRALIA AT ICF CANOE SPRINT & PARACANOE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Aug 7, 2022
    Australia has capped off their 2022 ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships campaign in sensational style with two gold and one bronze medal on the final day of racing in Canada. Dual Olympian Aly Bull produced two gold medals, kicking off with the Women’s K1 1000 before teaming up with Jackson Collins to take […]
  • SILVER LININGS AT ICF CANOE SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIPS  Aug 6, 2022
    Australia’s medal haul at the ICF Canoe Sprint Championships in Canada continued overnight, with silver in the Men’s K1 500 and Women’s K4 500.  Olympic champion Jean van der Westhuyzen delivered an impressive final in the men’s K1 500 to win the silver medal, behind Czech Republic’s Josef Dostal.  Almost a year to the day […]
  • BRONZE MEDAL FOR LITTLEHALES AT ICF PARACANOE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS  Aug 5, 2022
    Paralympian Dylan Littlehales has secured bronze medal in Men’s KL3 200 at the ICF Canoe Sprint & Paracanoe World Championships in Canada.  In a fiercely contested final, the race came down to a photo finish with nothing separating the top three.  At the halfway mark of the World Championships, Australia has secured two medals with […]
  • AUSTRALIA BRINGS THE HEAT AT THE CANOE SPRINT & PARACANOE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS  Aug 4, 2022
    Australia has continued its impressive form at the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Canada, with all Aussies advancing in their respective disciplines.  Following on from day one success that saw Paracanoe sensation Ben Sainsbury claim gold at his World Championships debut, Australia continued to deliver impressive form on the world stage.  The […]
  • SAINSBURY GETS AUSSIES OFF TO GOLDEN START AT CANOE SPRINT AND PARACANOE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS Aug 3, 2022
    Para canoe rising star Ben Sainsbury has got Australia off to a winning start at the ICF Canoe Sprint and Paracanoe World Championships in Canada, overnight winning gold in the VL1 200.  The 21-year-old who hails from Western Australia, made his international debut this year and has delivered an impressive performance in the para canoe […]