Festival news

Batavia Longboat

July 24, 2019

The Batavia replica longboat travelled to Perth in April 2019 for the first time to promote 400 years since the Dutch discovered the coast of Western Australia.

Perth residents had the opportunity to sail aboard and learn about this historical event.

Crew of the replica Batavia Longboat
Jolly crew of the replica Batavia Longboat
Batavia longboat sailing the Swan river
Batavia Longboat saling the Swan river in Perth
Children sailing
Children enjoy a sail on the Swan River
Mayor Shane Van Styn Sailing aboard the replica Batavia longboat