Ship That Never Was – The


Please note: ‘The Ship That Never Was’ is currently closed. We will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.

Australia’s longest running play ‘The Ship That Never Was’ tells the dramatic and hilarious true story about the last Great Escape from Sarah Island.
The play is based on a real event in 1834. The last ship built at the convict settlement in Macquarie Harbour was about to sail for the new prison at Port Arthur but was hijacked by ten convict shipwrights.
So begins the story of an amazing escape, an extraordinary voyage and an intriguing twist in the tale of ‘The Ship That Never Was’. Fun and interactive family entertainment!
Session Times:
Performed at the Richard Davey Amphitheatre in Strahan at 5:30 pm every day (September to May inclusive). Closed Christmas Day.
The play duration is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Bookings for 1-9 people are not required.
Advance bookings are necessary for all groups over ten people.

Due to current health advice on social distancing, please contact the business for the most up to date information regarding opening times and services.