South Australian Wooden Boat Festival | Goolwa | 22 & 23 Apr 2017

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South Australian Wooden Boat Festival

South Australia’s finest wooden boats will again gather at Goolwa on the River Murray over a weekend this April!

The Goolwa Wharf Precinct is set to shine in 2017 at this year’s South Australian Wooden Boat Festival! There will be plenty to see and do with an exciting mix of both water and land based events. Enjoy two action filled days where you can cruise on a paddle steamer, indulge in regional food and wine, with loads of entertainment. The Festival provides an opportunity to get up close and personal with the River’s most diverse gathering of wooden river vessels, from kayaks and sleek classic speedboats to paddle steamers.

This year’s Festival also extends from the Goolwa Wharf Precinct along the Murray River to include Armfield Slip, the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club and the Goolwa Aquatic Club. The Goolwa Wharf Precinct will be the place to enjoy local food, wine and beer and provides great viewing of all the on-water activities.

The Boats:

The Festival will be a wonderful showcase of beautiful wooden boats. There will be boats aplenty, on water and on land, ranging from canoes and rowing skiffs, to traditional wooden boats large and small as well as a number of paddle wheelers led by the flagship the PS Oscar W. Paddle steamer cruises will be available on both days.

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Rough and Ready Boat Building Competition:

The Rough and Ready boat building competition will again feature, this time with an additional twist – competition for innovative environmentally friendly powering systems!

Wooden Boat Festival Program:

The Festival Program will be released closer to the date. For more information and to keep updated, see the News section on the Wooden Boat Festival website HERE.

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The Goolwa Boating Experience:

The Goolwa Boating Experience provides passengers (up to 4 per service) a unique opportunity to explore the local area by boat. With charters available throughout the Wooden Boat Festival and ranging from just 20 min to 2 hours, there is a Goolwa Boating Experience to suit any visitor’s schedule or budget. For more information visit the Goolwa Boating Experience Facebook page here or call Adrian on 0402 826 960.


For more information and all enquiries please visit the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival website here

What: South Australian Wooden Boat Festival

When: Saturday 22 & Sunday 23 April 2017

Where: Goolwa Wharf Precinct | Goolwa

Who: Everyone

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Images source: South Australian Wooden Boat Festival Goolwa website

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