New paddlers

For those new to paddling flatwater kayaks, completing a Learn to Paddle program will provide you with the basic skills and confidence in touring kayaks (a TK1) to ensure safe, independent paddling.

Experienced paddlers can make an appointment with the membership officer to find out how to access and use club kayaks by completing an orientation session which may include a demonstration paddle.

Members can get an access fob for the club rooms.


New Paddlers

The Learn-to-Paddle program is for adults or families who are new to paddling or have not paddled flatwater kayaks before.

The aim is for participants to develop basic skills and confidence in touring kayaks (usually a TK1) to ensure safe, independent paddling.

The group-based program (usually up to eight people) is conducted under the supervision of a level 1 qualified coach, with all equipment provided and consists of three two-hour sessions held over consecutive weeks. Individual/private programs are also available.

Beyond Beginners course

INCC Yarra Paddlers also offers a ‘Beyond Beginners’ course, designed for people who have already completed the three week Learn-to-paddle program, but would like to further improve their skills before joining INCC.

All course participants must be able to:

  • be able to swim 50 metres and be comfortable in deep water when you capsize
  • have a reasonable level of cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance, and agility as you need to carry a boat (12+ kg) up/down stairs from the clubhouse to the river, and in particular

Recreational paddlers

Paddling for recreation is great fun, good for fitness and relaxing. Paddling on the Yarra with family and friends through a bushland setting will make you feel as if you are a million miles from the city.

Members can use club kayaks and paddles stored in the INCC clubrooms.

A social paddling group meets each Sunday morning at 9:00am for a 10 to 13 km return paddle from the INCC clubrooms.