If you are visiting this page you are probably considering a start in one of the most exciting sports around, and you have come to the right place!

River Canoe Club has a wealth of knowledge for running whitewater rivers. We’ve been doing it since Paddy Pallin formed the club in 1935, initially in open canoes, today in plastic kayaks. Today we are paddling rivers all over NSW (and further) whenever the opportunity presents itself. Trips range from Grade 1-2 beginner trips to advanced rivers up to a Grade 4-5 standard.

Shoalhaven Kayak pic 1

Paddling the Shoalhaven

Check out the International River Grading page to see how whitewater rivers are graded.

Since the beginning of 2009 there have been trips in and around Sydney, up to the Barrington River near Gloucester, down around Canberra and the Snowy Mountains, up to North Queensland, back down again to Tasmania, and even further south to New Zealand! Plenty of places in between all those as well!

Whitewater Kayak pic 2

Paddling the Shoalhaven

You may think Australia is a pretty poor place to be a whitewater paddler, and in some respects you would be right, but with a bit of effort you can find yourself running magnificent rivers in some of the most isolated and beautiful places in the country, getting a bit of an adrenaline rush if you wish, and then camping and cooking under the stars with a great bunch of people from RCC.

Another way to get into whitewater paddling in our drought-ravaged country is to do a course at Penrith Whitewater Stadium. It is a great way to get some intensive training in small groups with a qualified instructor. A couple of our members are instructors there, ask if you can do your course with Andrew or Emma!