Australian wooden boat festival 2023

Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2025

7th - 10th February 2025 

Hobart is excited to welcome back the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in 2025!

Showcasing over 500 beautiful wooden boats along Hobart’s stunning waterfront, this bi-annual festival will celebrate our rich maritime heritage, as well as the art, expertise, and thriving culture of timber boat construction.

As the largest event of its type in the Southern Hemisphere, this 4-day festival is a must-attend for boating enthusiasts from across the globe. For one weekend only, tall ships and boats from various time periods and backgrounds will join a parade of sail alongside other regatta activities. 

Featuring boat-making demonstrations, sailing parades, workshops, alongside local handmade markets and an abundance of food and beverage stalls, there really is something for everyone.

Want to learn more? Check out the official festival​​​​​​ website below for more information and to start planning your weekend!

AWBF Official Website