8 April 2019
Welcome to Aquatic April!
Speedboats, sailing boats, wooden boats, surfboards…This April, Alexandrina will host a plethora of amazing aquatic events and celebrate a unique lifestyle along the mighty Murray River and the great Southern Ocean.
Aquafest, Goolwa - Saturday 13 and Sunday 14, Goolwa Aquatic Club
Secondary School Team Racing State Championships Goolwa - Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 April, Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club
South Australian Wooden Boat Festival Saturday 27 and Sunday 28
Southern Surf Festival 2019 Middleton - Friday 26 to 28 April, Surfing South Australia
2 April 2019
Boats for Sale!
The 2019 South Australian Wooden Boat Festival will be featuring a display of boats for sale. You can view them on the lawned area between the Armfield Slip and the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club. For sellers, this is the perfect opportunity to show their boat to over 10 000 potential buyers across the weekend!
1 April 2019
Play and Learn in the Murray River Eco Maze AT the SA Wooden Boat Festival
The South Australian Murray-Darling Basin Natural Resources Management Board is supporting the SA Wooden Boat Festival by sponsoring the Murray River Eco Maze. The maze is an inflatable interactive storytelling theatre where children of all ages can dress up as birds and butterflies, listen to Dreamtime stories and participate in interactive activities learning about the Murray River environment and what life is like along the river. The maze will be situated along the Pirate Trail on the lawns near the Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club.
22 March 2019
There are still a few places available for the Boaties Deluxe BBQ!
The traditional Boaties BBQ will be held on Friday 26th of April at 6.30pm for the SAWBF participants who have a boat registered in the 2019 Festival. The boating community has an opportunity to gather and enjoy great food, music and company before the beginning of the festivities. Have a look at the Deluxe BBQ menu below and book now!
21 March 2019
Floatfest joins the 2019 SA Wooden Boat Festival
Floatfest is a canoeing/kayaking event held by the Murraylands Regional Tourist Association Inc and Canoe the Coorong. Each year a Floatfest event is held to encourage more people to get out onto the Murray River, learn canoeing skills, safe water practices and have some fun while doing it! During the 2019 SA Wooden Boat Festival, join the Floatfest crew for the Canoe Come and Try workshops and watch their unofficial Guinness World Record canoe count at 3.30pm on Sunday 28th! More info here.
20 March 2019
full steam ahead!
Goolwa is the only place in the Southern Hemisphere where steam boats meet steam train, the SteamRanger Heritage Cockle Train. During the SA Wooden Boat Festival on 27 and 28 April, this iconic train will be running on both days of the event between Goolwa and Victor Harbor. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a fantastic train ride before boarding on of the paddle steamers for a fabulous river cruise! Check the timetable and find out more about the SteamRanger trains here.
20 January 2019
Get up close with the Storm Boy Boats at the Sa Wooden Boat Festival
The remake of the film ‘Storm Boy’ was released on January 17. Our friends from Armfield Slip & Boatshed had beautifully restored the boat that featured in the movie, HideAway II. The boat HideAway from the original Storm Boy film from 1976 is also under the care of Armfield Slip. Both vessels will be displayed at the 2019 SA Wooden Boat Festival on April 27 and 28 in Goolwa!