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October 10, 2015 - November 10, 2025

The Australian Wooden Boat Festival is the largest wooden boat festival in the Southern Hemisphere, with more than 500 registered boats, from tall ships to exquisitely crafted canoes and everything in between.  It is a genuine celebration of our maritime heritage and our long history of building wooden boats in Tasmania, Australia’s island state. More than 200,000 visitors attend this free festival, staged once every two years.

Held across Hobart’s vibrant and bustling waterfront, the four-day festival brings together the largest and most beautiful collection of wooden boats in the southern hemisphere. From its humble beginnings in 1994, it has grown to become the most significant event of its kind in Australia.

Along with the exhibition of these beautiful boats, the festival delivers a lively combination of incredible local food, live entertainment, music, demonstrations and displays. The MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival has all the elements of a summer celebration by the sea.


October 10, 2015
November 10, 2025