Introduction to Outrigger Canoeing

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Outrigger Canoeing in Newcastle!

This enclosed waters paddle in a 6 person Outrigger Canoe will familiarise you with the craft, basic instruction, and safety procedures. Enjoy a 90 minute paddle in Throsby Creek and on the Harbour Waters: experience a new view of foreshore.
Necessary paddling and safety equipment supplied. This activity is delivered by qualified OC paddlers and the length of the session is suited to those with little experience or limited time.

Requirements List:

  • Activity is weather dependant
  • If unsure about the weather on the day please phone:
  • Richard / Lindsay 0424 503 183 or Steve 0408 594 340

*Meet in front of the Waterways / Water police building, Cowper St. Carrington

Please note:

  • If you are not able to swim/dog paddle more than 50m and tread water for 5 minutes in your paddling clothes you MUST wear a life jacket (supplied).

You will need:

  • Drinking water
  • Aqua footwear (old joggers ok)
  • Clothes you can swim in and a change of dry clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses on a lanyard
  • Warm clothing eg thermal top

WEA Hunter offers a wide variety of Lifestyle & Leisure courses at various locations throughout Newcastle and the Hunter Region.
Course enrolment must be accompanied by a fee; we are unable to hold places for people or accept deposits on Lifestyle courses. Once enrolment is completed students will receive a course confirmation either in writing or by email. This course confirmation constitutes a receipt.

Please check your confirmation letter to ensure you have the correct time, date and location of your course as well as any necessary requirements. There is a room directory located at each venue directing you to your classroom. Vending machines are located at both Laman & King street venues and parking fees will apply.

Please choose carefully as WEA Hunter does not issue refunds of fees paid except in circumstances where WEA Hunter cancels a course – in which case students are entitled to receive a full refund. Alternatively if a course cancels WEA Hunter will transfer the student into another course with no administration charge.
Please contact one of our friendly staff if you have any enquiries or need to make any changes to your enrolment. Please note any changes need to be made at least 5 days prior to course commencement.

It’s your time…enjoy it!