In spring every year since 2006 a weekend festival is held on and around the pristine waters and colourful boatsheds of Wagonga Inlet in Narooma on the NSW south coast.
Come join us in this special celebration of traditional boats and boating! ENTRY IS FREE!! and is open to any traditional style boat – Putt Putts, Steam, Sail, Rowing and Kayaks.
Each year we provide a relaxed program of boating activities on the crystal clear waters of Wagonga Inlet in scenic Narooma on the NSW South Coast.
Before or after the Event, enjoy a few days cruising your boat in the Eurobodalla Shire – The “Land of many waters”
For accommodation we recommend Easts Holiday Park Narooma phone – 02 4476 2046.
Holidaying in the region? Narooma Visitor’s Centre 1800 240 003 or visit Eurobodalla Tourism.
This website provides a record of some of the past festivals as well as information for the public and for boaties on any upcoming festival.
60 traditional boats of all shapes and sizes from NSW, ACT and Victoria ensured the 2017 Narooma Boats Afloat Festival would be a big success.
Friday night’s welcome bbq was well attended with over 100 people not letting the drizzle get in the way of a good time.
Saturday’s morning tea cruise had to be changed to just circling Forsters Bay due to the predicted weather, but the sun emerged to allow for a great afternoon of jazz and boat viewing at the Narooma Marina, as well as Montague Arts and Craft’s fourth art exhibition, eventually won by noted Narooma artist Margaret Moran.
The dinner went well as did the auction.
Sunday’s Grand Parade down the channel to the Boardwalk was a beauty with rowers rowing, steamboats whistling and putt-putts putting for the enjoyment of an enthusiastic crowd along the shores and on the bridge.
The closing lunch was a winner and many skippers flagging they will be back again next year.
Most desirable boat this year was won by Dick Bedell of Batemans Bay and the boat he built and named “Flinders”.
Thank you one and all for coming and making our 12th Festival a success.
See the Gallery Page for 2017 pics