Tasmanias Pristine South

Tasmania’s Pristine South 2019 | Page 41 03 6266 3586 3333 Huon Highway, Franklin 7113 H14308 Guided tours through the workshop! Here you can experience Tasmania’s living maritime heritage and watch wooden boats being hand crafted from rare Tasmanian timbers. Take in the scent of Huon Pine and the unique atmosphere of a traditional boat building workshop. e Wooden Boat Centre F R A N K L I N www.woodenboatcentre.com | info@woodenboatcentre.com 0498 578 535 yukonsailingtours@gmail.com • yukon-tours.com.au Sail Today! On the stunning Huon River Join us for a relaxing cruise aboard the traditional sailing ketch Yukon . Become part of the experience as you hoist sail or simply sit back and enjoy the beauty of the Huon Valley. Depart Franklin Marina (next to the Wooden Boat Centre) Group bookings and overnight cruises including Bruny Island and Port Davey available. FRANKLIN H14249 Tasmania’s heritage wooden boat precinct Visit theWooden Boat Centre in Franklin for a day of hands on experiences on the banks of the Huon River. The centre is located on the left as you enter Franklin from the north, look for a flotilla of wooden boats of all shapes and sizes. The centre is owned by the community group, Franklin Working Waterfront, and operates as an active boat- building school. Join a guided tour through the workshop and discover the intriguing world of wooden boat building. But why stay ashore dreaming when you can go for a cruise or a row on the historical boats departing from the Franklin Marina. Tickets are available at the Wooden Boat Centre. Nancy is a restored Derwent ferry, built in Hobart in 1917 and operated as a ferry until the 1950s. Now owned and operated by the community organisation, the Living Boat Trust, and refitted with an electric motor, she takes passengers every Tuesday and Sunday through the historic Egg Island Canal. Yukon , a 1930, two-masted, gaff-rigged ketch, built from oak, was rescued from the bottom of a Danish harbour. Restored and operated by family Nash/Lassen, now settled in Franklin. They offer daily sailing trips on the calm waters of the Huon River and longer ocean-going adventures. If you are interested in being your own captain, a fleet of wooden clinker built rowing and sailing boats may be rented from Franklin Wooden Boat Adventures, who will ensure you have a pleasurable and safe time on the water. This venture operates out of the Living Boat Trust, where the boats are maintained and fitted out by a willing group of volunteers. Wander along the riverside, explore the marina, take photos. Franklin offers an authentic local experience in one of the friendliest and most picturesque communities in Tasmania. Huon Valley u

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