With access to both the Brisbane and the Bremer rivers, Ipswich offers paddlers plenty of great places to get out and active on the water. Whether it’s just for a leisurely cruise around or for a spot of fishing, our region has you covered.
There are a number of clubs and groups in the Ipswich area dedicated to canoeing and kayaking. Most offer membership to people of all interest and skill levels, often holding social gatherings for members to get to know one another. The major club in the region is the Ipswich District Canoe Club located in Brassall, which holds monthly recreational paddles in various parts of South East Queensland.
Like any activity involving venturing out into nature, when canoeing and kayaking it’s wise to take a number of simple steps to keep yourself safe and ensure you have an enjoyable outing:
While most paddlers are respectful of the environment and other people when out in nature, it’s always worth remembering key behaviour we all need to practice in order to protect the environment so we can continue to enjoy it's beauty: