Recreation Clubs

Recreation, Canoe Polo, Sea Kayaking.
Adelaide Canoe Club organises day and dusk paddles, skills days, weekend canoeing and camping trips, and canoe polo.
Adelaide Canoe Club runs many recreational activities for its members and those interested in having a go at canoeing and kayaking. For the dates of Adelaide Canoe Clubs activities, visit the website

Bernard Goble 0427 801 859

Meredith Blesing 0428 720 607

Marathon, Sprint, Recreation.
Encounter Paddling currently operates from the Encounter Lakes recreational reserve called Cliff Thorpe Reserve. The reserve is located on Bartel Boulevard at Encounter Bay, South Australia. The borrowed kayaks are stored in a locked shed adjacent to the Boulevard Shop and are launched from the beach at Cliff Thorpe reserve. There are toilets at the reserve and adequate parking adjacent to the storage facility.

For all enquires about Encounter Paddling Inc contact:
Club President – Cathy Venning
Club Secretary/Treasurer – Tony Sims mob 0429 001 522
Alternate committee contacts for paddling include – Marc Brehin, Phil Dingsdale

Sprint / Marathon / Fun and Fitness
Holdfast Bay Canoe Club is a dynamic growing club.  We cater for all age ranges and abilities.  Member enjoys good safe paddle conditions which are close to the city.  Members can store their boats or use club equipment all stored next to the water.

The club is focused on three strong squads.  The Junior Development Squad for younger paddlers, the Seniors Squad and Fun and the Fun and Fitness Squad for older paddlers.  All squads have designated experienced coaches and support members.

Our new club rooms are located at the northern end of the Patawalonga on Anderson Avenue, Glenelg North
President – Martin Finn
M 0411 408 096

Marathon – Long distance races on inland waterways.
MCC organises the iconic Riverland Paddling Marathon (RPM). This is South Australia’s premier long distance race (from Berri to Morgan) on the June long weekend. Come and join us at this annual event
President: Andrew Stoodley
Postal Address: P.O. Box 2900 GPO Adelaide SA 5001

Canoe Polo, Recreation, Beginners
Northern Districts Canoe Club is a family-oriented club for all ages and abilities, located at Mawson Lake.
Coaching and tuition for beginner paddlers, encouragement to reach your best, and fundraising to help our elite paddlers compete overseas.
On the Australia Day weekend (or the weekend closest to 26th January), NDCC conducts the Australia Day Canoe Polo Competition which brings the best canoe polo players from SA and interstate to play on this normally placid lake.
You can find your place in a NDCC team or enjoy recreation paddling with other people who like being on the water with a paddle in their hand. NDCC  …. have a ball with canoeing.
NDCC members enjoy canoe polo, surf, sea kayaking, marathon & recreation.

Ian Heard
(08) 8336 5017

Sprint, Marathon
The OCC is a small and friendly club that caters for all ages and levels of experience.  Since 1976, the club has produced many state, national, and international competitors.  Notables are Olympians Scott Wooden (1984) and Olympic Medalist Ian Rowling (1992) – both trained at and competed for the Onkaparinga Canoe Club during their paddling careers.

Onkaparinga Canoe Club Facebook Page

Contact: Nick Tucker, 145 Murray Rd, Port Noarlunga, SA, 5169 (08) 8326 4885 or 0403 582 081,

address:        Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road, West Lakes
Facebook: westlakescanoeclub
instagram:     westlakes_canoeclub

Sprint, Marathon, Recreation, SUPs
The West Lakes Canoe Club provides an excellent environment and training/coaching structure for developing paddlers who wish to compete, or for those who just want to enjoy paddling as a recreational pastime. We run regular “Come and Try” days.

Membership of the club provides you with full access to our facilities.  There is plenty of parking.  You’ll get a key to the building so you can access the clubrooms, toilets and shower facilities, use of club kayaks and canoes (or boat storage for your own boat), SUPs, paddles, and PFDs.

West Lakes Canoe Club has won the award for the top club in Australia with a very high level of representation on National Teams every year.  These teams include Para-Canoe, under-23 and Junior World Championships, World Marathon competitions, and the Olympic Hopes Regatta for emerging junior athletes aged 15 to 17 years. In 2018, eight athletes were chosen to represent Australia in the first Asia Pacific Regatta at West Lakes.

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