Held 3rd Saturday of August

The Rotary Henley-on-Todd Regatta is back to celebrate the 61st iconic event on the river bed of the Todd River on Saturday 19th August 2023.

Henley on Todd Regatta

The world famous boat race is an annual event held on the Todd River. All that is needed for this madcap event, is a dry riverbed, plenty of bottomless boats, plenty of frivolity and laughter, and the human kind of ‘horse power’. Starting with the parade at 11 am up Todd Mall, with contestants showing off their boats, the Henley-on-Todd provides a nautical madcap day of entertainment, finishing with the traditional ‘Battle of the Boats’.

The only time the boat race may not run to schedule is if the Todd River is flowing, as happened in 1993, when there was too much water in the Todd River and the event had to be cancelled due to flooding! It has also been cancelled due to the viral wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Henley on Todd Regatta 2012
Rotary International – Henley on Todd Regatta

Visit the Henley-on-Todd website for more information.
Check out their sponsors and partners and the Rotary Club of Alice Springs Mbantua, Rotary Club of Alice Springs and the Rotary Club of Stuart Alice Springs.

Photos © Ausemade PL

Rotary International - Henley on Todd Regatta

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Henley-On-Todd Regatta

Henley on Todd Regatta Archive

Following images of the Henley on Todd are from our archives…

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Boat race - Henley on Todd Regatta 2012
Boat race – Henley on Todd Regatta 2012

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