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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RSS PaddleTAS

  • Whitewater River Rescue 1 – February 29, 2020 Feb 7, 2020
    Course: This course is aimed at anyone who uses a paddle on moving water (kayaks, packrafts, sit-on-tops) and wants to know the basics about rescuing themselves and others.  Being able to fall out of your boat is the only prerequisite! We’ll use the easier rapids above and below the main rapid so it’s not too intimidating. […]
  • Taswater Notice: Mikany safety closure Jan 29, 2020
    Media Release Mikany Dam 23 January 2020 Media Release Mikany Dam upgrade begins Smithton, Stanley and Irishtown will soon have greater water surety into the future as TasWater commences its Mikany Dam upgrades. The dam, built in 1972, is fed by the Deep and Muckeye Creeks catchment and is the main source of water for […]