Lady Nelson - Australian Wooden Boat Festival (2021)


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Opening of the 2019 Festival Parade of Sail - Friday Feb 8


Sail into Hobart on the Lady Nelson for the start of the Wooden Boat Festival (Friday Feb 8)

This sail departs Woodbridge at around 0800 and arrives in Hobart around 1500 in the afternoon.

After being picked up at Woodbridge the Lady Nelson gathers with the other Tall Ships at the moth of the Derwent and sails (usually) the sea breeze until just near Hobart.  We will then form a convoy of tall ships to parade past the Governor leading all the other vessels in the fleet.

Here's a taster of images from the 2017 AWBF Parade of Sails

  • Cost Woodbridge to Hobart including morning tea and lunch: $170
  • Getting to Woodbridge: There are buses from Hobart to Woodbridge put on by the AWBF this will be an extra cost of $12-15 and you will need to advise us if you want to use this option.

Short Sails from Hobart  (Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th)

Lady Nelson is offering short one hour taster sails during the Wooden Boat Festival.  Costs are $25 per Adult and $15 per child.
These sails have been devised to allow those visiting the AWBF a taste of life under sail without missing too much of the festival program.

Sailings will be at 1200 and 1400 both days.


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For alternate payment options, 

Book by calling 6234 3348 or email

Admiral's Sail - MONDAY 11th


Sail out en masse with other Tall Ships for a special 2-3 hour harbour sailing event with a planned 'salute to the Governor' (to be confirmed) 

  • Cost: $80 per person

This is a video of a smaller salute to the Governor to give you an idea  HERE

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For alternate payment options,

Book by calling 6234 3348 or email



Accommodation during the AWBF

Want affordable accommodation with a nautical  theme right in the heart of the Wooden Boat Festival?

More Details HERE



Book by calling 6234 3348 or email