Intermediate Whitewater Packrafting Course 3 days September 23-25


Course now full. Please email with the following details to go on the wait list.

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Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course

Dates: Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2022

Venue: Mersey White Water Regional Reserve

Accommodation: Arm River Outdoor Education Centre

Fee: $485 non-members; $388 members (includes 2 nights of accommodation & 3 days of instruction)

Course Numbers: Spaces are limited due to low instructor-student ratios

Registration closing date: September 6,with all payments to be made by this date

Paddle Tasmania Development Officer: Sandra Kent 0497656710 (for any enquiries about registration and payments)

Course Coordinator: Dan Hall 043486887 or Mark Oates 0409194260 for any enquiries about course details or suitability.

Course Program: PaddleTasmania will be conducting a 3-day Intermediate Whitewater Packrafting Course in north-west Tasmania based at the Mersey White Water Regional Reserve. The group will stay at the Arm River Outdoor Education Centre for both Friday and Saturday nights. This hardtop camp is 5-minutes drive from the Mersey White Water Course which we intend to use as our main teaching venue. To learn more about this section of the Mersey see: Although we may have the opportunity to also paddle other sections of the Mersey river or nearby rivers if conditions and skills allow.

The course will be run by Paddle Australia Senior Whitewater Instructors Dan Hall and Mark Oates but may also include additional instructors. It is ideally suited to those who currently paddle grade 2-3 rivers as well as those who are aspiring to learn to paddle harder rivers safely & competently. If you are unsure as to whether this is the right level of course for you please refer to the information click here.

The focus of this course is on developing safety and technical knowledge specific to packrafts being used on grade 2+ and easier grade 3 whitewater. There will be a number of in-water practical components and all participants should be prepared for sessions involving capsizes and rescues plus swimming and wading in moving water (drysuits or wetsuits are highly recommended).

Further details and registration click here


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