Thinking about coming? What to do

posted May 24, 2014, 5:43 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Jun 6, 2014, 7:14 PM ]
If you are coming to the Regatta from interstate or overseas then you should explore what is a beautiful and historic corner of the world whilst you are here.  Here is a list of some of the local highlights to get you started.
  • The Tawe Nunnugah is an expedition for small boats from the far south east corner of Tasmania to the opening of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival.  We say this expedition traverses the best inshore cruising waters in Australia.  Come along (for all nine days, or for part thereof) and make your own judgement.
  • There is a 'homecoming' expedition in planning, to bring boats back from the Australian Wooden Boat Festival to join the St Ayles Skiff Regatta at Shipwrights Point on the Huon.  Two days of rowing, sailing and camping along the spectacular D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon River Estuary.
  • The Australian Wooden Boat Festival on the preceeding weekend is a huge event attracting hundreds of boats and hundreds of thousands of visitors.  Find out about them from their website:
  • For we boaty types the Tasmanian Maritime Museum ( has a web page called 'The Heritage Coast' with a good list of maritime history highlights:
  • The Huon Valley is full of mountains, forests, waterways and picturesque little towns.  There are maps and itineraries for exploring it at
  • If you really want to go bush then there is no better place than the South West Wilderness - 600,000 hectares most of which is accessible only by foot or by boat.  It's maintained by National Parks whose description of it can be found at
  • All of this is just down in our little corner of the state.  For the rest see
Photo from Bob Frost