Great Australian Journeys

As Highlighted on todays Program 29 June 2022

Quick facts:

– Probably the largest wooden boat festival in the world
– largest in the southern hemisphere
– roughly 200,000 visitations over 4 days – 50% are interstate visitors / 5% are international
– largest free event in Tasmania
– biggest gathering of tall ships in Australia
– Programs include: Shipwright’s Village (traditional craftspeople), On Water races, Tassie Seafood Kitchen, On-water displays, large entertainment program, discussions and presentations, cruises on tall ships.

Champagne Breakfast

with Eloise Emmett aboard Tall Ship Soren Larsen

Join Captain Marty Woods, Chef Eloise Emmett, and start the day right on the calm early morning waters of the Derwent with a champagne glass in hand.

During this one-off exclusive Festival event, Award winning Tasmanian Publisher, Author, Chef, Stylist and Photographer Eloise Emmett will showcase Tasmanian breakfast produce paired local sparkling champagne

Hosted aboard the Tall Ship Soren Larsen, a classic Brigantine which was built in Scandinavia and has sailed the world since, from Greenland to Africa, Europe, Australia and the South Pacific. She as a regular feature in film, having featured in The French Lieutenants Wife, Shackelton, and many others.

When: 8.30am, Saturday 11th, 2023; 8.30am, Sunday 12th, 2023.

Sea Shanty’s and Rum on the High Seas

with Lost Quays and McHenry’s Rum aboard Tall Ship Duyfken

Known for their complex harmonies and boot stomping beats, the Lost Quays bring to life both traditional shanties and more modern stories of life on the sea. Between stanzas, knock back some of Tasmania’s own McHenry’s Rum, brought to from one the Island’s most popular Distilleries.

And what better place to join the rowdy choir than on the decks of the Tall Ship Duyfken. In port only during the 4 days of the Festival, this replica of first European vessel and crew to visit Australia, way back in 1606.

A lot has changed since then, but the sea shanties and rum are about the same!

McHenry’s Distillery —

When: 2pm, Saturday 12th, 2023; 2pm, Sunday 12th, 2023

Fireworks on the Derwent

with Wolfe and Thorne aboard Lady Nelson 

Push away from the docks at Twilight and off into the Derwent, serenaded by the fiddle and banjo Tasmanian folk tunes of local duo Wolfe and Thorne. And just when the sun ducks under the horizon, sit back and get taken in by the spectacular fireworks display.

Enjoy the canapés, drinks, and olde time hospitality brought to you by the seasoned crew of the Tall Ship Lady Nelson, one of Australia’s most treasured vessels.

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