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Minis Kayaking


5 - 8

Juniors Kayaking


8 - 13

Teens Kayaking


13 - 18

Kids & Teens Weekly Kayaking Club Geelong

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AusPaddlers is a kayaking club for kids age 5 - 18. It is run by experienced instructors who focus on helping the club members develop paddle sport skills through games, build confidence, make friends, and have fun.

All equipment including kayaks, life jackets (PFDs), paddles, helmets and spray decks as required are provided. During term time our kids groups meet weekly in Geelong either on the Barwon River or on Corio Bay depending on weather and water conditions. 















All members of the club have the option of working through their AusPaddle levels which cover canoeing, kayaking, water rescues, environmental knowledge, teamwork and leadership, paddle sport theory and expeditions.


Each AusPaddle level gets progressively more difficult. Once a new level has been reached the paddler will earn their level certificate and new responsibilities and privileges that go along with that level. 

We have the following different groups available to join, which are based on age and skill level.

  • Tuesdays: 4:15 - 5:45pm Intermediates and Advanced, Ages 10 - 18

  • Wednesdays: 4:15 - 5:15pm Mini Beginners, Ages 5 - 8

  • Thursdays: Beginners and Improvers, Ages 8 - 16 

If you would like help working out which group is right for your child please contact us.

Tuesdays: 4:15 - 5:45 pm

Intermediates and Advanced

Ages 10 - 18

Our Tuesday after school group is for our Intermediate and Advanced paddlers. In this group the paddlers work on learning moving water skills (both ocean and river), advanced rescues, being an active team member and learning how to assess and manage risks. All while progressing through the AusPaddle levels. Paddlers in this group use more technical paddling equipment including spray decks and often meet in different locations around the Geelong area to practice their skills. In order to join this group AusPaddle level 2 skills are needed and any new paddler is required to under go an assessment and subsequent invitation to join this group. To organise an assessment or to discuss if this is the right group for your child or teen please contact us.

Wednesdays: 4:15 - 5:15 pm

Mini Beginners

Age 5 - 8

Term 1 & 4 ONLY

Our Mini Beginners Kids Kayaking Club offers a safe and enjoyable introduction to kayaking for children aged 5-8, providing equipment suitable for small children and utilizing calm, safe locations for learning. With a focus on developing kayaking skills, building confidence on the water, and having fun through engaging games, young paddlers will benefit from a small group setting with a maximum ratio of 1 leader to 3 paddlers. Join us now to kickstart your child's kayaking journey in a secure and supportive environment! 

Thursday: 4:15 - 5:45 pm

Junior & Teen Beginners and Improvers

Ages 8 - 16

The Junior and Teens Beginner and Improver Kayaking class offers a fun, active learning experience for young paddlers. Beginners start off in stable sit-on-top kayaks and then when ready advance to the improvers, who use sit-in kayaks to enhance their skills. With a ratio of 1 leader to 8 paddlers we ensure individualized attention and a supportive setting for all participants to progress through their AusPaddler levels, improve their water confidence, make friends and have fun.

Please be aware that spaces in each group are limited, so make sure you book early. If you have any questions or would like to book a trial session or assessment please message us or email us at

Welcome to AusPaddlers The kayaking club for kids

Welcome to AusPaddlers The kayaking club for kids

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