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Friday 20 September

Tall ships will be arriving from different ports and directions, so you may see them coming up the River Derwent at varying times during the day and evening. As they are berthed at Princes Wharf and Elizabeth Street Pier, you are welcome to come down and greet our visitors. Access to the waterfont is completely free, but ships will not be open for tours until Saturday. There is a display of historic Tasmanian vessels in Constitution Dock. See the Tall Ships fireworks display over the harbour at 7:30 pm. Reception at Government House this evening for ship captains and first officers.


Saturday 21 September

Open day on the Hobart waterfront to view the visiting Tall Ships at Princes Wharf and Elizabeth Street Pier. There are maritime displays and exhibitions to see in Princes Wharf from 10:00 am to 8:00pm and a great selection of Tassie food, wines and ciders. Catch the Maritime Games on Parliament House Lawns from 11:00 to 2:00pm, with great family entertainment. All activities are free, but if you wish to board the Tall Ships, you will need a Ships Passport (adults $20, children under twelve $10) available from the ticket counter in Princes Wharf No.1. This entitles you to one free admission to each of the available ships and may be used on more than one day.


Sunday 22 September

Open day on the Hobart waterfront to view the visiting Tall Ships at Princes Wharf and Elizabeth Street Pier. There are maritime displays and exhibitions to see in Princes Wharf from 10:00 am to 8:00pm and a great selection of Tassie food, wines and ciders. At 1:00pm, take your places for a stunning Tall Ships Parade of pipe bands, Navy cadets and marching bands from Hunter Street to Parliament House along Davey Street. Massed concert in Parliament House Lawns from 2:00pm includes four Highlands Pipe Bands and the Tasmanian Royal Australian Navy Band. All activities are free, but if you wish to board the Tall Ships, you will need a Ships Passport (adults $20, children under twelve $10) available from the ticket counter in Princes Wharf No.1.


Monday 23 September

Open day on the Hobart waterfront to view the visiting Tall Ships at Princes Wharf and Elizabeth Street Pier. There are maritime displays and exhibitions to see in Princes Wharf from 10:00 am to 8:00pm. Hundreds of Tasmanian children will visit on the Tall Ships School Program, escorted by their teachers and volunteer guides. Don’t miss the display of historic Tasmanian boats in Constitution Dock. There’s entertainment and a great selection of Tassie food, wines and ciders in Princes Wharf to 8:00pm. All activities are free, but if you wish to board the Tall Ships, you will need a Ships Passport (adults $20, children under twelve $10) available from the ticket counter in Princes Wharf No.1.


Tuesday 24 September

Open day on the Hobart waterfront to view the visiting Tall Ships at Princes Wharf and Elizabeth Street Pier. There are maritime displays and exhibitions to see in Princes Wharf from 10:00 am to 8:00pm. Hundreds of Tasmanian children will visit on the Tall Ships School Program, escorted by their teachers and volunteer guides. Don’t miss the display of historic Tasmanian boats in Constitution Dock. There’s entertainment and a great selection of Tassie food, wines and ciders in Princes Wharf to 8:00pm. All activities are free, but if you wish to board the Tall Ships, you will need a Ships Passport (adults $20, children under twelve $10) available from the ticket counter in Princes Wharf No.1.


Wednesday 25 September – Departure Day

Join us on the Hobart waterfront to say goodbye to the officers and crew of the Tall Ships departing in company for the International Fleet Review in Sydney. Free breakfast for all at the Waterside Pavilion, Mawson Place from 7:00am to 9:00am. Come and enjoy fresh coffee and croissants and bid your farewells to our intrepid sailors. View the Parade of Sail from 11:00am as it forms below the Tasman Bridge and goes to sea. Best vantage points: Bellerive Bluff, Alexandra Battery, Wrest Point Casino, Sandy Bay, Mount Nelson Signal Station.