Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania Tours

We invite you to understand what drives our passion. You will gain an understanding of the rich background of Australia's premier wooden boat centre, as well as Franklin's maritime history. Learn about the precious boat building timbers that are found exclusively in Tasmania, and tour the workshop where boats that are currently under construction and restoration can be seen.

Please call us on +61 3 6266 3586 or email info@woodenboatcentre.com to make a booking.

Adult: $15
Child: $5
Concession: $11
Family $30


The River to Rainforest tour is a full day self-drive package (with guided tours available). Follow the story of Tasmania's famous Huon Pine from river to rainforest. The day includes a tour of the Wooden Boat Centre Tasmania, a calm water sail aboard Yukon, lunch with cider tastings at Frank's Cider Bar and Cafe, entry to the spectacular Tahune Airwalk, and an optional guided Huon Pine walk. 

The tour departs and returns to Hobart. For more information and to book, click here


Built of oak in 1930, the privately owned Danish sailing ship Yukon was rescued by Australian shipwright David Nash and Ea Lassen, originally of Denmark, from the bottom of a harbour near Copenhagen. 

After a five year restoration, David and Ea operate Yukon as a charter vessel, first in Europe and now in Australia. Measuring 17 metres on deck, there are two private cabins with two bunks each sleeping 3 people. The saloon seats 12, with extra bunk space for two people at night. Yukon's interior is luxurious for two pairs, pleasant for a big family and practical for a group. 

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yukon, franklin


Nancy is a motor launch built in 1917 in Battery Point, Hobart. She operated as a ferry and a flying boat tender on the Derwent and Huon rivers for almost 40 years. A major restoration of Nancy was completed in 2010 by Martin Krynen, before he generously gifted her to the Living Boat Trust at Franklin so that she can once again be enjoyed, cruising the waters of the Huon. 

Bookings for Nancy tours can be made by calling the Wooden Boat Centre on +61 3 6266 3586.