Welcome to the River Canoe Club—Sydney's famous recreational kayaking and canoeing club.

Join us on flat water, moving water, whitewater and sea kayaking adventures. Explore the beautiful coastlines, bays, harbours and rivers around Sydney and New South Wales. Enjoy the great outdoors on day trips, weekend camping getaways and week-long safaris.

We're one of the oldest kayaking and canoe clubs in Australia, founded by the iconic Paddy Pallin in 1935. For nearly ninety years we've been exploring waterways and having fun outdoors. Be part of the fun—check out our Club Calendar and come and join our four-week trial membership.

Your next water adventure starts here

We have an active Club calendar, with regular events throughout the year. We explore waterways around Sydney and regularly head further throughout New South Wales and beyond for weekends and extended weeks away. Club events include flatwater, whitewater and open water; day-trips and camping trips; kayaking, canoeing and whitewater playboats; rivers, lakes, bays and open water.

Stay in touch

Join our active community on Facebook to keep track of all the latest Club news! You can also subscribe to SPLASH Magazine, our Club online magazine, and read past issues here.

Join now for a year of fun!

Find out more, get in touch and join. For a year of fun, friendship, fitness and adventure, an annual Club membership is only $150 for adults, $70 for kids and $240 for families. Bring your own kayak on Club adventures or use a Club sea kayak from $5. At less than a cup of coffee for access to Sydney's incredible waterways, it's Sydney's famous best-kept secret.

Acknowledgement of Country

The River Canoe Club acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, waterways, culture and community. As an organisation and as a paddling community we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging