Recreational Paddling in Tasmania

Paddling for recreation in Tasmania …..

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

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. […]

Winter Sprint Series

Vajda Canoes and Kayaks are the major sponsor of this years Winter Sprint Series.  We have been lucky enough to also get sponsors for each of the races with prize money going to first male and female across the line, first over 35 male and female across the line and the first male and female […]

Flinders Island – Paddling Paradise

Guiding and skills courses held on Flinders Island will assist the community to go paddling.