Australian Wooden Boat Festival: 7 - 10 February 2025
The 2025 Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be featuring the Pacific Ocean. Each category below will require additional support and assistance to attend the 2025 Festival.
An investment of $1000 - $5,000 towards each project will kick start us in bringing this extraordinary array of navigators, academics, craftspeople and adventurers to Hobart for 2025.
To make your invaluable contribution or to learn more about a project, please get in touch with Paul Stephanus - email@example.com or call (03) 6223 3375.
Traditional Boatbuilding & Maritime Trades:
Stars, Birds & Ocean Currents - Polynesian Navigation:
Sounds of the Pacific:
Europeans in the Pacific:
Our Ocean Home:
In 1936 two vessels - Te Rapunga and Ngataki, competed in the first Trans-Tasman ocean race from Auckland to Melbourne. Te Rapunga has recently undergone a massive restoration in Hobart. The Tino Rawa Trust in Auckland has also completed a long-term restoration of Ngataki. At the 2025 Festival they will sail together again.