PADDLE TASMANIA CONDUCT BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED WHITEWATER PACKRAFTING COURSES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.  GENERALLY INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED COURSES ARE RUN IN THE NORTH-WEST OUT OF THE ARM RIVER OUTDOOR EDUCATION CENTRE whilst BEGINNER COURSES ARE LIKELY TO BASED OUT OF HOBART. ALL COURSES FOCUS HAVE A STRONG EMPHASIS ON RIVER SAFETY KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS.

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED COURSES WILL BE RUN BY Paddle AUSTRALIA WHITEWATER INSTRUCTORS AT A MAXIMUM RATIO OF 1:4 WHILST BEGINNER COURSES AT A MAXIMUM RATIO OF 1:6. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF IN-WATER PRACTICAL COMPONENTS AND ALL PARTICIPANTS SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SESSIONS INVOLVING CAPSIZES PLUS SWIMMING AND WADING IN MOVING WATER (WETSUITS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED OR DRYSUITS IF AVAILABLE).

To determine which course is right for you please read the ‘Information on Packraft Levels’ page.

If you do not own a packraft there are a number of options for hiring them for courses.

AS SPACES ARE LIMITED AND COURSES FILL FAST YOU MAY LIKE TO PRE-REGISTER YOUR INTEREST FOR FUTURE COURSES.

TO SEE upcoming courses CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW.

BEGINNER WHITEWATER PACKRAFTING COURSE

Dates: Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 2019 Venues: Sat: Derwent River, near New Norfolk Sat Evening: Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay Sun: To be confirmed as either Derwent or Picton River Fee: $240 for course instruction Registration closing date: February 9th, with all payments to be made by this date Paddle Tasmania will be conducting […]

Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course November 3-4, 2018

Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November 2018 Venue: Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Camping (own tents) @ Berlin Wall campsite Fee: $295 Course Numbers: Spaces are limited due to low instructor-student ratios Registration closing date: October 19th, with all payments to be made by this date Paddle Tasmania Development […]

Advanced Whitewater Packraft Course October 26 – 28, 2018

  COURSE FULL We are now only accepting names and email contacts for the waiting list. Send details to: paddle.tas@paddle.org.au Advanced Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Friday 26 to Sunday 28 October, 2018 Venue: North-west Tasmania including Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Arm River Outdoor Education Centre Fee: $450 includes course and 2 nights’ accommodation […]

Images Intermediate Packraft Course December 2017

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Advanced Packraft Course 2017 – Images

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Advanced Whitewater Packrafting – Only 1 spot left

Advanced Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Friday 20 to Sunday 22 October, 2017 Venue: North-west Tasmania including Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Arm River Outdoor Education Centre Fee: $350 includes course and 2 nights’ accommodation (Fri & Sat nights) Course Numbers: Spaces are limited to 8 participants with an instructor to student ratio of 1:4. […]

Rafting Guides Course – delivered by TAFE Tasmania

 This 5 day course is being delivered by TAFE Tasmania. Dates: Monday 4th to Friday 8th September. Location:  Arm River Camp Costs:  Full fee: $376   Conc: $278 For further information contact Nate Welch email: nate.welch@tastafe.tas.edu.au

Beginners Whitewater Packrafting 25-26 February, 2017

BEGINNER WHITEWATER PACKRAFTING COURSE This course is now fully booked. Dates: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February, 2017 Venues: Sat: Derwent River, near New Norfolk Sat Evening: Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay Sun: Picton River, near Geeveston (or an equivalent river/location) Fee: $240 for course instruction Registration closing date: February 17th, with all payments to be […]