South Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Goolwa, South Australia

Goolwa, will continue to host the most impressive freshwater wooden boat festival in Australia.

Get on board for a fun filled weekend at the 17th South Australian Wooden Boat Festival in April 2021.


See you in 2021!

Celebrating South Australia's rich maritime history and boat builders past and present, wooden craft of all shapes, size and age will gather at the River Port of Goolwa for the South Australian Wooden Boat Festival. The biennial, two day Festival has plenty to see and do with an exciting mix of both on water and land based activities.

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Our Partners

Thank you to the Goolwa & District Community Bank® Branch of Bendigo Bank for their contribution as Presenting Partner for the 2019 SA Wooden Boat Festival and thank all of our partner organisations for their contribution.


Presenting Partner

Bendigo Community Bank

Bendigo Community Bank


Event Sponsors


Media Partners



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2 Days

of entertainment


The South Australian Wooden Boat Festival has something for everyone



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 Goolwa Wharf Precinct along the River to include Armfield Slip, Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club and Goolwa Aquatic Club, where exciting activities will be in action.



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We still need amazing volunteers to assist our team!



The Festival Program is now out!

Trophy Winners

View the list of the 2019 Trophy Winners


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