The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is held every two years and the next one's coming up from 10-13 February 2017. Hobart's historic waterfront will come alive with the colour and excitement of our rich maritime culture and history.
You will see hundreds of wooden boats, from magnificent tall ships to classic sailboats, rugged working boats to superbly detailed models. You'll have a chance to talk to the owners and builders, the crafts people and sailors, and shipwrights who still practice traditional skills every day.
There's a vibrant program of entertainment and fun, special guests, brilliant Tasmanian food and drink, demonstrations, races and displays. You can visit the Blundstone Shipwright's Village, the Maritime Marketplace, the Children's Circus School, the ANMM International Wooden Boat Symposium and much, much more. The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival is the largest wooden boat festival in the Southern Hemisphere and admission is entirely free!
The Festival takes in the whole of Sullivan's Cove from Hunter St to Princes Wharf and Castray Esplanade. Hobart's working waterfront is right in the middle of the central business district with a great range of hotels, apartments,cafes and pubs right on the doorstep. Take a cruise, board a tall ship, snap up a fresh crayfish or listen to some great live music in the Waterside Tavern. It's all on for four wonderful days at Tasmania's favourite summer festival.
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