tawe nunnugah - the Tasmanian Raid

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Every two years since 2007 the Living Boat Trust in Franklin runs a fully catered ten day small boat expedition in the south of Tasmania timed to arrive at the start of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart. We also run a smaller scale four day 'Return Raid' from Hobart to Franklin after the festival. 

You can participate in the Raid in your own boat or on one of the Living Boat Trust's fleet of expedition boats.

The expeditions are called tawe nunnugah, meaning ‘travelling’ by ‘canoe’ in the language of the Melukerdee people, the original owners of the region who for millennia traversed these waterways by bark canoe.

The Raids are organised entirely by volunteers, with funds raised used to support the LBT's on-going activities. 

To get a flavour of the event view the video below, or see the webpages for previous Raids:2021, 2019, 2017, 2015, 2013.