please note that the event site plan remains subject to change

please note that the event site plan remains subject to change

Event Parking

Special provision for parking has been arranged for this event immediately adjacent to the South Australian Aviation Museum, 66 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide. You will be able to park here and utilise the FREE BOATFEST Shuttle Bus. Please note, there is limited street parking available for the event, so we encourage (where possible) the use of public transport, car-pooling or if you live nearby, why not ride your bike and check out the event site with ease! 


FREE BOATFEST Shuttle Bus Service

A FREE shuttle bus service will be operating between the South Australian Aviation Museum, National Railway Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum and Hart’s Mill in a loop each day between 10am–4pm inclusive.

A second BOATFEST Bus will operate a loop from Hart’s Mill around to New Port Quays (to view the wooden and heritage boats at berth) and across to the Birkenhead Tavern where there is more activity located at Cruickshank’s Corner and then return to Hart’s Mill. This bus loop will also operate daily from 10am–4pm inclusive. 

We strongly recommend that patrons use the FREE BOATFEST Shuttle Bus service and avoid parking congestion in the Port Adelaide area itself. Limited street parking exists for the event.  


Public Transport

If you’d prefer to catch public transport, Port Adelaide is easily accessible by both bus and train, with multiple stops nearby. Remember, when catching the Outer Harbour line, your journey on foot to New Port Quays to view the Wooden and Heritage Boats up close and Hart’s Mill will be shorter if you get off at the Ethelton Station. Other options could include Port Adelaide Station and/or Glanville Station too, although they are a little further away. You can plan your journey at the Adelaide Metro website.


BOATFEST Water Taxi 

A unique opportunity exists during BOATFEST only to have the best view of the Port from the River! Hop aboard the water taxi from adjacent Folklore Café (Hart’s Mill) for a short tour of the Inner Harbour prior to disembarking at Edgewater Marina to allow viewing of the Wooden & Heritage Boats berthed at New Port Quays up nice and close.

This water taxi service will operate from 10am–4pm inclusive | Fees may apply for this service.