Welcome to Tinaroo Canoe Club, home of the Barron River Challenge

Tinaroo Canoe Club is a local recreation club based on the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland. Our active members participate in regular river kayaking when water levels allow, as well as kayaking and canoeing on local dams and lakes. 

Mareeba Shire’s 11th Barron River Challenge was held on 28-29 May 2022 with visitors claiming both the 20km and 50km section races. Steve McLay from the Sunshine Coast claimed honours in the BRC20 with a time of 1 hour 55 mins 30 secs, while Brett McDonald of Perth won the BRC50 in a solo record time of 3 hours 52 min 46 secs, shaving almost 3 minutes off the previous time set in 2014 by John van Ryt.

The 12th Barron River Challenge will be held on 27-28 May 2023. The challenge is an open river race, a 20km, 30km or 50km paddle down the Barron River from Mareeba to Kuranda. Like us on facebook for updates. 


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