Duyfken: first European ship to reach Australia

Duyfken in full sail

Duyfken is the first known European ship to visit Australia -- 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' to Australia. 

You are invited to participate in the exciting replica project by visiting the replica in museum mode, sail on it or become a volunteer.

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


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