About The Enterprize Enterprize was built so that an important part of Melbourne’s history would be preserved and accessible to the people of Victoria. She is a replica of the ship that brought the first settlers to Melbourne in 1835. Click here to read more about the history.
In April 1835, John Pascoe Fawkner purchased Enterprize to search for a suitable settlement site in the Port Phillip District. When Fawkner himself was forced to remain behind by creditors, Enterprize departed George Town, Tasmania on 4 August 1835 under Captain Peter Hunter. On the 30 August 1835 the settlers disembarked to build their store and clear land to grow vegetables. Settlement at Melbourne had begun. After the settlement voyage, Enterprize continued operating as a coastal trading vessel. She eventually disappeared from the shipping register in 1847, having been wrecked on the bar of the Richmond River in northern New South Wales, with the loss of two lives. History of Enterprize and the Settlement of Melbourne I
Tall Ship Cruises • The tourists going on tall ship cruises enjoy themselves on the ship. They do not mind the time spent on the decks. • The smell of seas and the gulls flying above in the sky allures them. They accept the challenges of the sea with excitement. The best tall ships sailing in Melbourneattracts almost everyone to sail. It should be enjoyed at least once by all. To enjoy the fun one must have a strong stomach. • Spending the night on this tall ship is something you will never forget and something you need to do at least once. Enterprize is one of the most accurate tall ship in the Southern today and her volunteer crew takes pride in handling her in that same traditional way.
Contact US: • www.enterprize.org.au/ • 2 North Wharf Road • Docklands • Victoria • Australia • 3008 • Telephone: +61 (03) 9621 1294 • Fax: +61 (03) 9621 2223