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).

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 our Facebook page.

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  • Kayaking Foundation and Fundamentals Whitewater Jan 19, 2023
    Kayaking Foundation and Fundamentals – February 25-26 Saturday 25 February Whitewater Skills – This course is suitable for those new to paddling and who want to develop their whitewater paddling skills on Grade 2-3 water. It will look at different paddle strokes, river running, suitable craft, tows and rope work. Sunday 26 February Rescue 1 […]
  • Flatwater Guide/Instructor Jan 19, 2023
    Flatwater Guide/Instructor February 18-19 Flatwater Guide/Instructor Course Saturday – Sunday, February 18-19, 9am – 4 pm Paddle Australia accredited course for teaching skills and leading trips on flat water. Assessment options for: Flatwater Supervisor,  Guide or Instructor available. (Please note course only runs with a minimum of 4 participants) Assessment for this course (for either […]