The Burley Griffin Canoe Club holds 'A Taste of Paddling' session for those people who would like to try out kayaking.  The sessions are held on the Molonglo River in calm conditions close to shore.

The next Taste of Paddling will be held on the following dates:

Sunday 20th January; Sunday 17th February; Sunday 17th March.

For more information, contact: Patricia

Participants will be able to try out a variety of boats, learn about equipment, boat handling, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques and basic capsize procedures. Participants are expected to be able to swim 50m.

Sessions will be run over 3 hours and all boats, life jackets and paddles are provided.

The aim of the course is to introduce you to the sport of kayaking and to deliver the skills necessary to use a recreational kayak safely, in calm, flatwater conditions, close to shore.

The course will cover a short introduction to a variety of boats and paddles, safety issues, entry and exit techniques, basic paddling techniques, what to do in a capsize.

If you’d like more information, please contact Patricia on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatives for new paddlers include 

  • Joining the Burley Griffin Canoe Club -  last Inductions will be held on the first Sunday of each month, starting at 10:30 a.m.
  • Contact Wetspot Watersports on 6239 1323 for one to one instruction