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Duyfken 1606 Replica

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Address: The Esplanade | Elizabeth Quay, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 427 160 606
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11:00 - 16:00
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Wed - Sun 11:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes
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Duyfken is the first known European ship to visit Australia in 1606, 164...

Duyfken is the first known European ship to visit Australia in 1606, 164 years before the arrival of Captain James Cook. Nearly 400 years later a working full-scale replica was built in Western Australia to tell the 'Duyfken story'. You are invited to participate in the exciting replica project by visiting the replica in museum mode, sail on-board or become a volunteer.

Step back in time as you learn about the incredible voyages undertaken by the Duyfken, the harsh conditions endured on-board and the simple technology of the time. Discover how Dutch trade in Indonesia 400 years ago lead to early European exploration of Australia.

25 minute auto tour of the ship included in 45 minute guided tour.

There are rich, rewarding and exciting educational experiences here for all ages.

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Fantastic little ship

Well done to the members and volunteers that have replicated the original vessel and it is now older than the original. Very good audio tour.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well done to the members and volunteers that have replicated the original vessel and it is now older than the original. Very good audio tour.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately it was closed when we went there, however you can great great views of the boat from the harbour side. There is a lot of information to get gained from the information boards along side of the boat. Very interesting indeed!

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Peak District, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering around Elizabeth Quay area early in the day, I came across the Duyfken, which, at that time of day, wasn't yet open. I was reading the information boards when I was approached by a member of their staff, who told me they were opening for tours later in the day. I', so glad I returned, because it was excellent... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great way to discover some little history of our seafaring descendants. The ship was so much smaller than i'd imagined which made the notion of how these masters of the sea circumnavigated the globe hundreds of years ago remarkable. The commentary is provided through a headset and takes you through each area of the ship and provides a good back... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

It was great to see how the seamen and passengers live and travelled aboard these ships and the conditions that they endured.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We have always loved seeing anything to do with our seafaring past - and this little ship The Duyfken is well worth seeing. How did they make these, oh so long journeys in such a small craft.!! Beautifully made little ship and so much history behind it.

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Thank yorkshirelass2017
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

Duyfken 1606 Replica was built in Western Australia in 1999 and recently commemorated 400 years since Dutch discoverer Dirk Hartog and his crew made landfall off the coast of Western Australia [154 years before Captain Cook supposedly ‘discovered’ Australia]. A remarkable replica that should be seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Despite having a lifelong interest in maritime matters especially Australian sea voyages of discovery, I was unaware that the Duyfken replica was in Perth at the time of my visit, so it was a very pleasant surprise when I saw her whilst stroling along the riverside path. The ship's crew were extremely helpul and gave a first class audio tour... More 

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Sunbury, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Worth a look at this Old Danish ship on the Quay .Not a lot of time required as this is not a big ship but worth a look

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

It's a very small ship. A little over priced. I'm a ship buff and have travelled extensively to see and sail on old ships... This is a 30 minute visit. Limited displays and Information. Still, if your on the quay pop in.

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