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Experience the Most Beautiful Kayaking Spots with us in Townsville

Welcome to the Townsville Kayak Club

Townsville is a fantastic place to kayak – whether you are a beginner, or a seasoned expert, there’s something for everyone. Whether you are paddling the quiet waters of the Ross river, along the tropical coastline, or exploring many of our beautiful offshore islands, you will find beautiful scenery, amazing wildlife, and a paddling experience others dream of!

Be sure to check out the paddling destinations, featured on this site, as well as some of the club events. We’d love for you to become a club member too – to avail yourself of the many benefits of club membership, including skills training days among others.

About the club

The Townsville Kayak Club (formerly, the Townsville Canoe Club Inc.) is an incorporated club, under the Association Incorporations Act (1981). The club is associated with Paddle Queensland, whose aim is to support the development of a love of paddling sports and recreation across Queensland.

The Townsville Kayak Club exists to promote the recreational activity and sport of kayaking within the Townsville region. To this end, the club regularly hosts the popular “Come and Try” days, where people new to kayaking can experience an introduction to kayaking in a safe, supervised environment on the Ross River. In addition, the club also actively promotes kayaking skill development, advice and support for day and multi-day kayaking expeditions, and also holds competitive races and social paddles throughout the year.

Kayaking in Townsville

Townsville is full of great places to kayak. Check out some of the destinations below to find out more!

Ross river


Magnetic island

Further afield

Become a Member

We’d love for you to become a member of the Townsville Kayak Club. Not only will your membership fee help further the club’s mission to promote kayaking to the wider community, but you’ll also receive discounted rates on competitive paddles, free skills training and more!

Simply fill in the membership form below, and pay the membership dues and you’re in!

Our Upcoming Events

Join us on the 3rd Sunday of each month, at 8:00 am at Loam Island on the Ross River, for our popular “come and Try Day” – where you can try kayaking, receive basic paddling skills advice, and enjoy the company of other like-minded people on a gentle paddle on the beautiful Ross river.

Check the “Events” tab on our Facebook page events for the next date!

3 Days
Aug - Dec 2021

Conducted shortly after the come and try day introductory paddle, we will be holding some basic paddling skills instruction, along with some play time trying out new skills in the river. These PADDLING SKILLS SESSIONS are free for Townsville Kayak Club members.

Come-and-try day participants are welcome to join in (on a one-off basis). After that, to ensure that we cover for our insurances and Paddling Australia affiliation requirements there will be a $10 (discounted casual) per session charge up to 3 sessions per year.

Better still, join the kayak club to attend free for the whole year!

10 Days
Aug - Dec 2021