About the Club
The Tasmanian University White Water Rafting Club is one of the largest university based sporting clubs in Tasmania. We specialise in white water rafting activities and take pride in our reputation for excellence, safety and environmental conservation. We are based at the University of Tasmania campus in Hobart with members across the state, allowing us to run trips anywhere there is rain and a river.
Tasmania is unique in the world that within 2–6 hours proximity we can offer world class rafting in a variety of regions. From rivers winding through some of the world’s oldest cool climate rainforests to creeks cascading down through alpine button grass with snow-capped peaks.
Our trips range from thrill seeking adventurers taking on nature, 10 day expeditions through the heart of Tasmanian wilderness or placid river journeys looking at spectacular scenery. Our guides are trained in white water guiding skills, rescue techniques, and first aid. Each trip is run by a senior guide who has extensive experience in white water rafting on Tasmanian rivers and at least one other guide, with a minimum of two rafts paddled by a crew of two to five.
Our goal is to provide an experience that will last you a lifetime, in a safe environment. If you have any questions please look through the information provided on this website. If your answer is not located here then send us an email.
We hope to see you on river soon!
This is our bread and butter
Rafting is an adventure sport that involves a degree of risk on the part of the participant. We take precautions through risk management, trained guides and high quality equipment to help you have a comfortable and enjoyable trip. Our guides are trained in first aid, CPR, river reading, river navigation and white water rescue. On each trip we carry an emergency beacon, first aid kit and a rescue kit to ensure your safety while on river.
If you’re going on a rafting trip it’s important to talk to the trip leader prior to the day of the trip and well before going on-river about any concerns or medical conditions that may affect your performance and safety during the trip. Medical concerns include asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, fainting/dizziness, specific allergic reactions, blood conditions that may affect bleeding/blood clotting, conditions affecting balance, recent or long-standing injuries (for example, back, knee and ankle), disability or other relevant medical conditions that the trip leader should be aware of (for example, pregnancy, repetitive strain injury and any relevant medication).
All rafters are issued with personal flotation devices (life jackets) and helmets. These are checked for fit by guides once at the shed and once more at the river. We also have wetsuits you can borrow to keep you warm and your river guides have a range of other safety equipment on board the rafts.
We are not be responsible for lost or damaged articles and/or personal injury and require you to acknowledge the risks of rafting. By reading and agreeing to join the club you acknowledge and agree to a liability release.
Its like normal rafting but now you get to solo it!
Packrafts allow the club to expore some of the most remote rivers in tasmania and also give people a great introduction to solo paddling that is easier then kayaking.
Like rafting but without a boat ;)
Sick of just floating down rivers on a raft? Finding yourself a bit lacking in adrenaline highs?
Ditch the raft, don a harness and come and try canyoning!
This sport takes the white water you know, then adds abseiling, bouldering, bushwalking, swimming, cliff jumping and watersliding: we do whatever is most fun to get from the top of a watercourse to the bottom.
Wetsuit, Helmet, Harness etc are provided by the club. You will need to bring closed shoes that you are happy to get wet, preferably volleys or something else that grips on wet rock. Plus you might want a layer of thermals for warmth under your wetsuit (No cotton!).