Floating on a quaint dam inside a secluded property not too far away from Lilydale are the state's hopes of returning to a forgotten reign.
Tasmanian canoe polo once created waves across the country, but for much of this century it has barely made a ripple.
Much of that has come down to a simple case of location. Or lack thereof.
The small community of canoeists centred in the North of the state has shuffled from dams to pools at great cost all the while participation and interest has waned.
But the Tamar Canoe Club is starting to resurface to the top and so has its new home for training after months on the lookout.
"It was a bit further out that we were originally looking for, but when we came out, it was just perfect," Tasmanian team manager Jenn Purtell says ahead of the sport's nationals at the weekend.
"It's very private and very sheltered from the winds too. And we took a couple of days to set the goals up to make it home.
"It's meant as a team our training has caught on very quickly because we have training set up when we arrive."
The accessible dam to the club next door to the home of an alert canoeist that spotted its value churns out to the sound of paddling water now twice a week at hours at a time.
The permanent goal fixtures rather than a floating pair taken out at the end of every session gives players more time to work on attack and defence strategies.
"When a number of the juniors started off, they couldn't do support stroke. Their hand-rolling and paddle-rolling is now amazing," Jenn says.
"They can roll with the ball a number of them and their support strokes are fantastic.
"They have learned so much and just to see them from the end of the canoe polo season last year to now is pretty amazing."
The timing of it all is impeccable.
The state game has taken an about face just inside 12 months alone.
For the first time in recent memory, the Tasmanians flew out on Good Friday for Penrith with teams prepared in the junior, youth and masters at the nationals.
"I think because of the logistics involved with getting us interstate, there has been a possible decline over the years before Tamar Canoe Club built up these numbers again this year," Jenn said.
"Players had been happy just to keep playing at the local level and there wasn't anyone driving a state team or promoting to play for Australia.
"No-one was really aware of what the standard was interstate to put themselves in a position to know they were good enough."
A handful of trial matches over the summer has put paid to that.
They're ready. Just ask the Purtells.
Not only are husband Jon, 54, and sons Oscar, 18, and Angus, 14, selected in each of the state men's teams, but all were selected for Australia ahead of the Oceania titles, starting on Anzac Day.
Jon Purtell first represented Australia 35 years ago, but it's been a long time between drifting in the drink.
It has been more than two decades since any Tasmanian has represented the nation.
But the Tamar club is one of the largest canoe polo rosters in Australia.
"I have been away to nationals a number of times in the past and this certainly the best preparation we have ever been able to have," Jon says.
That stretches way back to when Jon first paddled Tasmania to national grand finals, a history that could be repeated.
The state head coach remains optimistic about Tasmania's chances after gauging the playing abilities in January at an Australian development camp in Adelaide.
"Before we started, I thought it would be good to go, we'll get a good look in and we'll learn from it," he adds.
"But after the training we've had over the last few months, we're certainly going to win some games. I wouldn't be surprised if the juniors manage to win a medal."
That sentiment is echoed by 17-year-old representative Beth Wadley.
She is backing Tassie's talent to continue to punch above its weight on the water.
"I think our team has developed quite a lot of late and we will definitely be in with a shot," Wadley says.
"It is a our first nationals, so we not quite sure what to expect in regards to the other teams' skill level and abilities.
"We have put in some decent training and our boat control, teamwork and strategies, are quite well developed."
She only joined the sport three years ago from whitewater paddling initially to help her boat control skills.
"Now I have kind of converted to canoe polo," Wadley says, "I don't really whitewater kayak anymore."