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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    Intermediate Whitewater Packraft Course Dates: Thursday 4th & Friday 5th February 2021 Venue: Mersey White Water Regional Reserve Accommodation: Camping (own tents) @ Berlin Wall campsite Fee: $365   non-members;  $292 members Course Numbers: Spaces are limited due to low instructor-student ratios  Registration closing date: February 3, with all payments to be made by this date Note: There are […]
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