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Course Advanced WhiteWater Packrafting
Course Dates 20/09/2024 - 22/09/2024
Closing Date 06/09/2024
Course Information

Advanced Whitewater Packraft Course


Dates/Times: Friday 20 to Sunday 22 September (3 days)


Area: North-West Tasmania 


Course Numbers: Spaces are limited and at this stage to a maximum of 10



Instructors: Dan Hall and Mark Oates (Senior Whitewater Instructors)

plus potentially additional instructors, depending on numbers.


Accommodation: Depending on weather/river conditions and the ability of the group we

may make use of hard top accommodation (at the Arm River Outdoor Education Centre)

or we may camp out. As such participants should come prepared with a tent and

camping gear in case we need to camp closer to certain rivers.


Participant Suitability: Inclusion in this course is dependent upon suitable prior

experience and is at instructor’s discretion! Please contact instructors (via & ) before registering for the course.


The course is suited to those who have previously undertaken an intermediate or level 2 course with Paddle Tasmania. It is for those that are already competent grade 3 paddlers who are aspiring to learn to paddle grade 3+/4 technically, safely & competently. All participants need to be comfortable with swimming grade 3 rapids and must have experience with the use of throwbags (both throwing and catching) as well as self/assisted rescues in grade 3 water.


Participants need to have:

- previously completed a Paddle Tasmania Intermediate/Level 2 Course

recommended that flights are not booked until after 6:30pm on the Sunday. Flying into or

out of Hobart adds an extra 2.5 hours to travel time.


Starting Venue/Time: We will confirm the starting location just prior to the course however the current intention is to meet at 9:30 AM at the ‘Mersey River Slalom Course’ Day Area.

This is 750 metres further along the Mersey Valley Forest Road from the intersection with

Maggs Road. There you will find toilets, picnic tables and a day shelter adjacent to a

short section of bitumen. Note that if circumstances dictate, we may need to move the

starting location. If so, we will notify participants at least 48 hours prior to the course



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Finish Time: The course will conclude at approximately 3:00 PM (at a location

approximately 1.5 to 2 hours drive from Launceston).


National Training provider Paddle Tasmania
Phone 0475142910
Course Location Northern Tasmania,TAS
Website Visit Website
Course Cost $ 675.00 Paddle Tasmania club or direct members $525

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