7 Day Wooden Boat Festival Self-Drive Package

7 days - Self Drive Package
Day 1 - Arrive Hobart - Wooden Boat Festival Opening

Arrive in Hobart on Friday the 8th of February and pick up your rental car and head to Salamanca where the amazing Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be held. Enjoy the scenery along the waterfront and watch hundred’s of modern and classic wooden boats, kick off the festival in the Parade of Sails.

Standard Accommodation: Wrest Point Casino

Superior Accommodation:  Travelodge

Day 2 - Wooden Boat Festival Day 2

And the Festival has begun! After a spectacular opening night, wander over to Prince’s Wharf, where the main festival events are held and participate in some of the activities on offer, which invite both adults and children to join in. Some of Tasmania’s best food and drink will be available across the festival, taste our fresh produce and local wines!

Standard Accommodation: Wrest Point Casino

Superior Accommodation: Travelodge

Day 3 - Wooden Boat Festival Day 3

With the festival bringing together over 500 boats, there is plenty of time to marvel at their craftsmanship. Alternatively, drive over to the University of Tasmania for the Wooden Boat Symposium. Here you can learn about maritime history, boat restoration and other interesting nautical topics.

Standard Accomodation: Wrest Point Casino

Superior Accomodation: Travelodge

Day 4 - Wooden Boat Festival Last Day

It is the last day of the festival! Take a stroll along the wharf and gaze upon these maritime beauties. If you have had enough of looking at boats and are longing to sail, you have the options of sailing on Yukon, a restored Danish ship from the 1930’s or you could join a cruise around Bruny Island. Travel back to Hobart in the evening.

Standard Accommodation: Wrest Point Casino

Superior Accommodation: Travelodge

Day 5 - Hobart - Strahan

After plenty of time near the water, it’s time to hit the road and drive to the quaint and beautiful town of Strahan on Tasmania’s West Coast. The drive offers spectacular views and there are many opportunities to stop and take photos.

Standard Accomodation: Strahan Village

Superior Accomodation: Orminston House


Day 6 - Strahan

As an optional add on jump aboard one of Tasmania’s best wilderness cruises, our award-winning Gordon River Cruise. The Gordon River is one of our natural wonders and takes you deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Enjoy the beauty and quite as you wind your way through the rainforest and then retire to your accommodation for your last evening in Strahan.

Standard Accommodation: Strahan Village

Superior Accommodation: Orminston House

Day 7 - Strahan - Hobart Departure

It is time to drive back to Hobart from Strahan and snap a photo of the views you missed on your drive up. Say goodbye to the beautiful Tasmania at Hobart airport and return your rental car or continue on your trip around our beautiful island state.