The YMCA Paddle Hub is Canberra’s first stand up paddle board and kayak hire service, and is located on the beautiful Lake Burley Griffin at Yarralumla Bay. There really is no better spot to be in Canberra with great views of the lake and Black Mountain Tower.

Have you ever wanted to try kayaking or stand up paddle boarding? Or maybe you just enjoy being out on the lake? Put together a group of 10 people or more, and join us on the lovely Lake Burley Griffin for a paddle!

We cater to groups and events, birthday parties, Christmas parties and corporate events.

The Paddle Hub is a seasonal service, only available for group bookings, from October through to April.


Group Bookings
What to Bring

Group Bookings

Paddle Hub offers fun activities for school groups and camps, teammates, colleagues, scouts and all kinds of groups.


  • Single kayaks (6)
  • Double kayaks (6)
  • Stand Up Paddle Boards (10)

Total Participants:

We can have 28 people on the water at a time. For groups larger than 28, we will rotate and break the group up through a longer period.

What We Offer:

  • Qualified and trained instructors
  • All equipment and equipment instruction
  • Games and team building (if requested)
  • 2 hour program including instructions and briefing, time on water, and games
  • Opportunity to try multiple types of water equipment.


  • $450 for up to 10 participants
  • $17 for each additional participant.

Renting Double Kayaks Only:

  • Limited to 12 people
  • $400 for up to 10 participants
  • $17 for each participant.

Booking Requirements

The Paddle Hub is open for group bookings only, Monday to Friday, from October to April.

To book, you will need to arrange a group of 10 people.

Age Requirements

  • Children between 5 and 7 years are permitted to use double kayaks, only when accompanied by a responsible adult.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Children between 16 and 18 years old may hire craft during the Paddle Hub season without responsible adult supervision if their responsible adult completes and signs our Parent/Guardian Consent Form on the first time the child attends the Paddle Hub for the season.

Equipment Weight Capacity

  • Single Kayaks (130kg)
  • Double Kayaks (180kg)
  • SUP’s vary (110kg to 130kg)

What to Bring

  • Closed toe shoes (or at least outdoor sandals with a back strap)
  • Sun smart clothing, including long shirt or rash guard
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water.

Contact Us


Bookings are for groups of 10
Open seasonally from October – April


(02) 6281 0124


35 Alexandrina Drive,
Yarralumla ACT

The Paddle Hub

35 Alexandrina Drive,
Yarralumla ACT