Paddling is one of the best recreational activities that can include all the family, especially when added to a holiday or sharing in a fun event.
A recreational canoe or kayak is crafted for comfort and performance, used on a short pre-breakfast paddle or loaded with fishing gear or gear for overnight camping on wilderness river trip or ocean crossing.
Join a club in your area and learn to paddle with safety. Be sure to read the information under Education and Training to prepare yourself for getting the best out of the sport.
The PaddleNSW Education Group is a club alternative if you can’t find the right one in your local area. PaddleNSW Membership will enable discounts to PaddleNSW events, paddle courses, and contributes to recreational products like the Waterways Guide website, the Paddle Safe APP, the learn to paddle resources and advocacy for clean and accessible waterways. To join the PaddleNSW Education Group will cost an extra 10 dollars.
EXPLORE: Where to paddle in Australian waters. www.waterwaysguide.org.au
DISCOVER: the beauty of our Australian waterways and destinations, many unique only to paddlers. The Waterways Guide is built by the paddling community to help explore lakes, rivers, bays and the coast. Be inspired by hundreds of access points and trip ideas. Get the latest weather reports, river heights, and trip lengths and features you can discover on you way.
PLAN: download the PaddleSafe APP to carry the Waterways Guide on your iphone or ipad. Once you register, you can also use the Trip Planning feature to invite friends and log paddling details for a fun trip.
INVITE and Share a recreation paddle with other members. Clubs or qualified Guides can add a TRIP DESCRIPTION to the PaddleNSW Events Calendar. They should be free to any PaddleNSW member or after checking with the Trip Leader that it is a suitable trip for you, join PaddleNSW with a single event membership. It can be lots of fun to meet up with like minded people and do wonders for your fitness! A big positive, each trip will be led by a paddler who really know their location.
For a list of upcoming paddles click here. You must register in advance – don’t just turn up on the day. Click on Register under any of the paddle descriptions.
Recreational_Trips_Float_Plan_ or use the PaddleSafe APP for logging a float plan.