About Paddle Melbourne

What is Paddle Melbourne?

Paddle Melbourne is a paddling micro-business owned and operated by Shaun Smith. 

Shaun decided to start Paddle Melbourne after being asked, by several people, to run private paddling lessons and trips for paddlers around Melbourne.

Paddle Melbourne operates under a Paddle Australia Commercial Provider Membership and is able to run Paddle Australia courses through a partnership with Paddle Victoria   

Who is Shaun Smith?

Shaun has been paddling most of his life, having learned the basics in extra-curricular activities at high school, and he has now been an Outdoor Leader for over 10 years. He is a Paddle Australia White Water Assessor who holds Senior White Water Instructor Qualifications in both Canoe and Kayak.  

Shaun has a real passion for paddling and teaching on rivers and just wants to share this with as many people as possible. This is why Shaun teaches Outdoor Leadership for one of Victoria's largest Tafe's during the week and runs Paddle Melbourne on the weekends and holidays.