Introduction to Outrigger Canoeing Atwea College

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Introduction to Outrigger Canoeing

This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.

This is an enclosed waters paddle. After basic instruction, and safety procedures you will experience a tryout on a 2 person outrigger (OC2) providing one on one instruction and also in a 6 person Outrigger Canoe (OC6). 


To complete instruction & familiarisation you will enjoy a 90 minute paddle in Throsby Creek and on the Newcastle Harbour waters: experience and enjoy a new view of the Foreshore.
This activity is delivered by experienced Outrigger paddlers and the length of the session is suited to those with little experience or limited time.


Face to face 


1.5 hours plus safety time

Activity is weather dependent, If unsure about the weather on the day please phone: John on 0452 616 813 or Steve on 0408 594 340
Meet at the canoe storage area - the single container opposite the Newcastle Rowing Club at 34 Tully Street, Carrington


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.

Parking fees may apply at some venues.


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.

Bring with you

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


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).

What we provide?

Necessary paddling and safety equipment supplied.


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