Stories

August 20, 2016

Antarctic Ship Tours Sold Out

Antarctic Ship Tours There’s been a huge response to the public tours of the Antarctic ships Aurora Australis and L’Astrolabe during the Australian Antarctic Festival (8-11 […]
August 14, 2016

Maritime Stars Line Up For AWBF

There’s a wonderful line-up of feature vessels in store for visitors to the 2017 Australian Wooden Boat Festival, including the mighty James Craig, the popular return […]
August 14, 2016

Old Skills, New Resources, Dutch Project

The Dutch Boat Project is off to a racing start with the first cut of the rare Tasmanian timber that will be used for the construction […]
August 14, 2016

Wooden Boat Symposium Gathers Strength

There’s a stellar line-up planned for the 2017 International Wooden Boat Symposium, sponsored by the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) and directed by AWBF board member […]
August 14, 2016

AWBF Event Stats and Deadlines

Festival Stats and Deadlines It’s the largest wooden boat festival in the Southern Hemisphere and it takes two years to organise, but it continues an upward […]
August 14, 2016

Tawe Nunnugah Still Recruiting

The Living Boat Trust in Franklin, Tasmania, still has places available for the remarkable adventure they call the Tawe Nunnugah Raid.  This is a hosted expedition […]
July 15, 2016

Game On For Dutch Boat Project

The theme of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in 2017 is Tasmania’s long Dutch history, starting with the visit of navigator and explorer Abel Janszoon Tasman some […]
July 14, 2016

Boat Photos Are Important, Right?

We do say this a lot, but the Selection Panel at the AWBF is swimming in boat details at the moment, collating beam and length, bowsprit […]
July 14, 2016

The Gentle Art of Stamps

We are completely charmed by the work of artist Kaye Green, who makes beautiful rubber stamps for various Tasmanian tourism ventures and businesses.  Kaye approached to […]