Acknowledging the Tasmanian Paddlers who created this guide

This guide introduces Tasmania’s beautiful and magnificent natural kayaking resources to all who seek to explore them. From our coastlines and estuaries to our creeks, rivers, lakes the variety of paddling that exists in our island state is unrivalled elsewhere and satisfies the needs of the novice to the experienced paddler. Paddle About Tasmania was originally published in 1984 in book form by Canoe Tasmania and the Tasmanian Government’s Division of Sport and Recreation. It was written by Sandra Gorter, Robert McGuinness and David Masters with the assistance of members of Tasmania’s canoe clubs. The updated  and expanded information provided here once again draws on the knowledge and experience of members of the Tasmanian paddling community.

Disclaimer:  Canoeing and Kayaking are inherrently dangerous sports, only trained and skilled paddlers should use the information on this site. Serious injury or death can result from kayak sports. This information is a general guide only, the accurracy of which should be regarded with suspicion, being a compilation of memories and impressions of a range of paddlers over many years. The subject being a dynamic environment where rapids change, tree and log hazards vary with time and water level and river difficulty changes with water level and may not reflect the dangers inherrent in the given river. read full disclaimer