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