2022 Festival 11-13 November. Register now

It’s not long before the Narooma Boats Afloat Festival gets underway.

The weekend provides an ideal opportunity to catch up with old friends and acquaintances, to share experiences, to compare notes and to show off your hard work restoring and maintaining your treasured traditional boat.

Our welcoming and friendly local boating enthusiasts will ensure you enjoy the weekend on our pristine and now famous waterways.

We will be looking forward to a Covid safe weekend with boating, the outdoors and renewed friendships the winners.

Our social program will be tailored to this, providing great opportunities  to catch up, exchange ideas and tell tall stories over outdoor gourmet delights.

It's time to dust off your boats, get the sandpaper and paint moving and get ready for a bumper festival celebrating all that is good about traditional wooden boats.

Registration details available on our ENTRIES page.

See you there!

Graham Peachey, President Narooma Boats Afloat


  • A traditional boat cruises the pristine winter waters of Wagonga Inlet
  • Forsters Bay boatsheds
  • Sunday lunch bbq in full swing
  • A part of the Sunday Grand Parade

About Us:

Narooma BoatsAfloat Inc is a group of people with an interest in enjoying and celebrating Traditional Boats in all their varied forms – from clinkers and putt-putts to launches and cruisers and yachts.

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.

The Festival 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.

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.