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The Wooden Boat Centre - Tasmania

Discovery area
In the shed
Lofting, Plans, Design, Franklin, The Huon Valley, Tasmania
Clinker Dinghy build at the Wooden Boat Centre
Wooden Boats, Franklin, Huon Valley
Rowing on the Huon River
exterior image of the boat centre
mored wooden boats on the huon
The Wooden Boat Centre in Franklin is the only school in Australia that teaches traditional wooden boat construction. It is situated on the banks of the Huon River, Franklin, which is a maritime heritage township in the Huon Valley, and 45-kilometre drive south of Hobart. On the guided tour through both the discovery centre and the workshop you get to see students and boatbuilders in action and the smell of Tasmania's unique boat building timbers including Huon Pine, King Billy Pine and Celery Top Pine will welcome you. You can also browse in the gift shop, where you can choose from a range of locally made craftwork and Wooden Boat Centre merchandise. The Wooden Boat Centre offers boat-building courses where you can construct a boat. The courses focus on the construction of timber vessels through all stages from lofting to launch. We also do restoration of your own boat.

Boating Facilities


Coach Parking

Enquiry Desk

Family Friendly

Gallery / Museum

Interactive Centre

Interpretive Centre

Non Smoking

Pet Friendly - Enquire

Picnic Area

Public Toilet

Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

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