Recreational Paddling in Tasmania

Paddling for recreation in Tasmania …..

HYDRO Water Releases “Paddle Week” 2019

This year Hydro Tasmania have arranged for a series of paddling releases over a week, “Paddle Week”. The schedule as it stands is: 22 April: Mersey & Bradys (TBC) 23 April: Bradys in the am, Forth in the pm 24 April: Forth 25 April: Mersey 26 April: Fisher 27 April: Mersey 28 April: Cataract (Hydro […]

Outdoor sports and bushfire smoke – February 2019

The following advice is for organisers of outdoor sporting or similar events during the ongoing bushfires in Tasmania. It is about smoke and exercise. Background Bushfires in Tasmania will continue to cause smoky conditions across the State. Smoke can come and go rapidly. Smoke depends on the closeness and activity of bushfires, wind direction and […]

Clarence Kayak Trail

Clarence Kayak Trail is a waterproof/tear-proof brochure folded to A5 size that provides eight maps of coastal paddles around Clarence for beginners through to advanced kayakers. The publication gives highlights for each map and descriptions of potential hazards, and includes a paddlers checklist and safety information. In a first for Tasmania, the Clarence Kayak Trail […]

Come and Try Kayaking

Come and Try Kayaking  2 hour introductory paddling course January 26, 10am at Forth, Tasmanian Canoe Club. Australian Canoeing Qualified Instructors will introduce you to basic skills for paddling with fun and safety, this course introduces you to the gear needed, safety information and 90 minutes on the water. 12 years and over, and able to swim […]

Reclaiming the Guinness World Record

Dear Paddler, You may recall how about four hundred Tasmanians were part of the 2013 Guinness World Record Breaking event, organised by the Royal Hobart Regatta Association; the simultaneously launching of the greatest number of canoes and kayaks. Well, the Americans have subsequently broken our record and I am inviting you and your friends and […]

Paddle Safely

It is important that paddlers carry the right equipment for their trip. MaST provide information on what to carry and some safety tips. Check out their website www.mast.tas.gov.au/recreational/kayak-canoe/

Paddle About Tasmania

This guide introduces Tasmania’s beautiful and magnificent natural kayaking resources to all who seek to explore them. From our coastlines and estuaries to our creeks, rivers, lakes the variety of paddling that exists in our island state is unrivaled elsewhere and satisfies the needs of the novice to the experienced paddler. Click here

Safety notification for visitors to Lake Rowallan and Lake Parangana

Hydro Tasmania and the Tasmanian Fire Service wish to advise any visitors to Lake Rowallan and Lake Parangana to take particular care when accessing the waterways.  The recent substantial fires in the area have resulted in additional timber debris in these lakes. This area has significant tall timber stands and  post fire very unstable ground conditions. This […]

Paddling Skills

  When your out paddling we want to ensure that you paddle safely. Here are some links to get you started. For paddling techniques and safe paddling videos click here: Choose the right paddle craft click here: Where to paddle, click here: More recreational paddling information, click here: Paddle Safe Tasmania introductory course, click here: […]

Mersey Wildwater Winter Wash Weekend

The 4th annual Parks Tasmania WWWW will be held on the Upper Mersey  from the 3 to the 5 July. The primary aim of the weekend is to provide valuable whitewater time to Tasmania’s elite paddlers prior to competing in World Championships. This year Luis Wilson and Tom Mountney will be representing Australia in the U.S.A. […]