The Australian Wooden Boat Festival has grown dramatically over the last 26 years. Not only have we seen a constant increase in the number of participating wooden boats, but have also seen significant growth in the festival site, which now stretches from Princes Wharf One right across to Hunter Street. This great expansion of the AWBF has only been possible through a solid partnership with TasPorts. Our site is largely owned by TasPorts and we work very closely with them in the lead up to the Festival, during the Festival and after the Festival to ensure we can provide our participants with the best experience possible.
Since the early 1800’s the waterfront has been a thriving trading and working port. Convict workers adapted the shape of the shoreline in order to accommodate the trading vessels and the port became the heart of Hobart. Constitution Dock, the heart of the waterfront, also become the heart of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival — from the very first Festival, hundreds of wooden boats were berthed in ‘Con Dock’ for the AWBF.
TasPorts is a state-owned company responsible for eleven Tasmanian Ports and even one airport. Its ports are located alongside some of the most beautiful places in Tasmania, including our AWBF site – Sullivan’s Cove. TasPorts proudly sponsors several charitable organisations, events and activities around Tasmania through financial and in-kind support. Each year TasPorts partners with iconic Tasmania events and festivals including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race, Dark Mofo and the AWBF.
In keeping with appreciating and maintaining good relationships, TasPorts and the AWBF are inviting you, as a loyal wooden boat owner and newsletter subscriber to come and stay in Constitution Dock for 2 nights for the price of 1. For just $64.90 you will have access to a berth in Constitution Dock, on these three weekends: 18-20th December 2020, 8-10th January 2021 and 22-24th January 2021 (Mona Foma weekend). Why not come into town for the weekend and enjoy the summer festivities?
Want to book? Simply return the completed booking form below to firstname.lastname@example.org
When: 18-20th December 2020, 8-10th January 2021 and 22-24th January 2021.
Terms & Conditions: Bridge openings available at 1500 Friday and departure on Sunday at 1100 or 1300. Bookings must be received a minimum of 7 days prior to arrival date. A full list of T&C’s available on the booking form.