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Whitewater Kayak Instruction

Are you in a hurry to get out on the whitewater?

Our 4 day QUICKSTART Course has been designed for students confident of making faster than average progress. The course begins on flatwater and progresses quickly towards paddling on grade 3 whitewater. To participate successfully it is vital that you are physically fit, flexible, a strong swimmer and very confident in and under the water. Previous kayaking experience is very desirable.

You will be introduced to:

  • Basic Strokes
  • Leaning & turning
  • Rolling
  • Simple rescue – self & others
  • River etiquette
  • Grade 1-3 whitewater
  • Scouting & river hazards
  • Reading water
  • Breaking in & out of the current
  • Ferry glides

Adventure Level: HIGH. We recommend that you be physically fit, a strong swimmer and be very confident in the water.

Duration: 4 days (2 consecutive weekends)

Minimum age: 12 years

Experience: Previous experience desirable

Cost: $560 per person

Our next Quickstart Course dates are:

November/December 2019

Course #3

Saturday 30th Nov (Day 1) & Sunday 1st Dec (Day 2)  9am - 4pm each day

Saturday 7th Dec (Day 3) & Sunday 8th Dec (Day 4) 9am - 4pm each day

December 2019 - Available places 

Course #4

Saturday 7th Dec (Day 1) & Sunday 8th Dec (Day 2) 9am - 4pm each day

Saturday 14th Dec (Day 3) & Sunday 15th Dec (Day 4) 9am - 4pm each day

Please contact us if you are interested in booking* for any of these course dates, call 02 4730 4333.

*Bookings are essential and some conditions apply.We require a minimum of 3 participants to confirm a course. 

Australian Slalom Championships 2020

From Friday January 10th - Sunday January 12th, 2020 come and watch some of the best paddlers in the country compete for a national title. 

Free entry for spectators.