Welcome to the Derwent Canoe Club (DCC) and all things paddling in Southern Tasmania!

Our Vision:
To be recognised as a vibrant and inclusive paddle-sports club.
Our Purpose:
To promote and teach safe paddling in southern Tasmania.
To facilitate paddling activities between members.
Promote paddling for fun, fitness and competition.

To find out more click on the discipline links above or see the Facebook pages below.

Getting started

Are you a beginner wanting to learn to paddle ? Here are some options:

  • Paddling, Pals and Pizza
    A social paddling group for members to meet others in the club, learn paddling skills, play games, make friends and chat over a meal afterwards. Look for it over summer on the events section of our Facebook page.
  • Canoe Tasmania – Education
    Accredited courses run by Canoe Tasmania to learn paddling skills.
  • Paddle Power
    A great junior development program (adults also welcome).

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  • Advanced Whitewater Packrafting Course October 13-16 May 12, 2022
    Advanced Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Thursday 13thrnto Sunday 16th October (4 days) Venue: North-west Tasmania including Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Arm River Outdoor Education Centre (2 nights) plus own tent accommodation for Saturday night. Cost for Paddle Australia Fee Members: $476 includes course and 2 nights’ accommodation (Thu & Fri nights) Cost for […]
  • Intermediate Whitewater Packrafting Course 3 days September 23-25 May 12, 2022
      Course now full. Please email paddle.tas@paddle.org.au with the following details to go on the wait list. Course-Inter, Name, email, phone You will be contacted if/when a place be comes free.   Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2022 Venue: Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Arm River Outdoor Education […]