South Australian Paddling Clubs

Recreation, Canoe Polo, Sea Kayaking.
Paddle SA HQ, Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road. West Lakes, SA, 5021

– Occasional Come and Trys
– events: See Website Calendar
– Regular weekly paddling and skills training available.
– ACC runs regular Basic Skills Training and holds Skills days/evenings.

ADELAIDE CANOE CLUB is a community club run by volunteers for people sharing their
passion for kayaks, canoes, paddling, and exploring our unique and beautiful waterways. The
Club offers activities for members such as introductory events on Adelaide’s lakes and
reservoirs, regular fun and fitness paddles on West Lakes or the local coastline, skill
development and safety sessions at all levels, overnight camping trips to the Coorong, River
Murray and other locations, white water trips, canoe polo and many others. Check our website
calendar for more details on Events.

Contacts  Club President, Mark Loram, 0409 283 608


If you are interested in long distance paddling for recreation, exploration or competition then the Marathon Canoe Club of SA is the club for you.

The main function of the Marathon Canoe Club of South Australia is to organise the Riverland Paddling Marathon (RPM). However the club has a number of important secondary goals including –

  • Organise other marathon paddling events in South Australia 
  • Facilitating or encourage greater participation in marathon paddling events,
  • Encourage paddlers to participate in interstate events,
  • Encourage friendship and fun for marathon canoeists, their family and friends.

Northern Districts Canoe Club

Northern Districts Canoe Club is a family-oriented club for all ages and abilities, located at Mawson Lakes.

Training and coaching for beginners/novices through to the elite paddler
Canoe polo
Marathon paddling
Recreational paddling
contact Ian Heard E:

– Club location:  Anderson Ave,  Glenelg North
– Private boat storage available
– Come and Have a Try.
– Contact: Martin Finn (President): email,  (M) 0411 408 096

Holdfast Bay Canoe Club is a dynamic growing club.  We cater for all age ranges and abilities.  Member enjoy good safe paddle conditions which are close to 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

Encounter Paddling Club, Encounter Bay South Australia

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

West lakes Paddle Sports club. Learn to Kayak and Canoe. Sprint and Marathon competitors
West Lakes Paddle Sports Athlete photo 2023

Marathon, Sprint, Recreation.
West Lakes Paddle Sports is a recreational and competition canoe and kayak
club based at Bower Rd Aquatic Centre in West Lakes, SA

Learn and develop your paddling skills. Come and join us in a fun, safe
family environment!  Beginners all the way to advanced competition paddlers
are welcome!

Club Location: Paddle SA HQ, Aquatic Reserve, Bower Road. West Lakes, SA, 5021
0448 432 950

WLPS Member Benefits:

*       Club boat usage – kayaks, canoes, SUPs (you don’t need to own your own!)
*       Private boat storage available
*       Insurance
*       Paddling skills
*       Coaching for juniors & training squads
*       Para paddling
*       Organised events
*       Club representation at state & national competitions