It is fairly cheap to start to canoeing. Prices can start from $15 per hour to hire a canoe or clubs often have 'come-and-try' days where it is free.
Australian Canoeing has a wide variety of canoeing "disciplines" (types of canoeing) under its umbrella. Most canoeists start off doing general paddling and then as time progresses find an aspect of Canoeing that interest them and so start to specialise. For example if you enjoy the whitewater and competition then Wildwater Racing or Slalom might take your fancy or maybe you enjoy sea paddling. At the same time many of our members just enjoy a gentle recreational paddle.
Like any sport, canoeing has it's risks. Australian Canoeing develops Safety Guidelines that are a comprehensive guide to keeping yourself safe. The benefit of Canoeing is that it is low impact and therefore the stress on the body can be less than some sports.
Australian Canoeing does not sell canoes itself however if you are one of our members you get discounts on a number of leading manufacturers. You can see a full list of member benefits here.
We also have our classifieds page where you can advertise and buy boats and gear
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