Put it in your diary! The Festival is on 27 and 28 April 2019.

South Australia's finest wooden boats gather at Goolwa on the River Murray biennially for the Wooden Boat Festival.  

The Festival has plenty to see and do with two action filled days of an exciting mix of both water and land based events.

Cruise on a paddle steamer, indulge in regional food and wine, entertainment and 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.



 Looking for accommodation and want to find out more about Goolwa?

Contact the Goolwa Visitor Information Centre by telephone 1300 466 592 or view the website visitalexandrina.com



There are boats aplenty, on water and land, ranging from canoes and rowing skiffs, to traditional wooden boats large and small.

The Festival extends from the Goolwa Wharf Precinct along the Murray River to include Armfield Slip, the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club, Fleurieu Function Centre, Aquacafe and the Goolwa Aquatic Club.

At the Goolwa Wharf Precinct you can enjoy local food, wine and beer and it's great viewing of all the on-water activities.

The Rough and Ready boat building competition is always a feature, 2017 had an additional twist – competition for innovative environmentally friendly powering systems!

Registration for the next Festival will open early 2019.