Paddle Tasmania - About Us


Paddle Tasmania is a not-for-profit state sporting organisation operating under Paddle Australia. We exist to promote, support and coordinate all levels and all types of paddlesport and safety in Tasmania. With a pool of high quality instructors, we can meet the diverse needs of our paddling community.

Tasmania is one of Australia’s premier paddling locations. With access to many natural rivers, rivers controlled by hydroelectric flow, large lakes and a dynamic range of coastal environments: Why wouldn’t you want to paddle in Tasmania?

Paddle Tasmania runs skills based kayaking courses for beginners, intermediate and advanced kayakers, including more bespoke courses and events focusing on specific kayaking skills.

We also run qualification courses through the Paddle Australia Qualification Scheme (PAQS). Qaulifications such as flatwater, packrafting and white-water guide/instructor. We also have enclosed sea and sea guide/instructor, swift water rescue 1 and 2. Plus a number of coaching qualifications and custom training.

Our courses are delivered by a passionate and experienced team of instructors and staff, who are some of Tasmania’s absolute best. Many of our instructors are also commercial industry leaders, giving you the opportunity to meet your potential employer while gaining your qualification.

Tasmania is home to accessible and world-renowned rivers offering class I – V river rapids. In addition, there are the amazing coastal environments, with some of the southern hemispheres highest sea cliffs. Our unique environment means there is something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a career in paddling, wanting to explore our unique wilderness and/or improve your skills. Come and join us and paddle in some of the world’s best and remote wilderness areas.


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