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Gordon River Cruises

Join Gordon River Cruises For A Premium Cruise Experience In Tasmania’s Wilderness

Cruising with the newly launched Spirit of the Wild on our national award-winning Gordon River Cruise, you will experience quiet cruising with electric motors while taking in the tranquil surrounds of the Gordon River. Our dedicated guides will take you through points of interest as you cruise across Tasmania's majestic Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and then on to the Gordon River.

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Gordon River Cruises brings you an award-winning Tasmanian-owned and operated ecotourism experience on the majestic Gordon River. Departing daily from Strahan on Tasmania’s west coast, the Gordon River Cruise is truly one of Australia’s most spectacular wilderness experiences, taking in an ancient rainforest, the expanse of Macquarie Harbour, Sarah Island and Hells Gates. Experience reflections in time as you hear tales of convict hardship, the mystery of the wilds of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and how recent history has shaped this amazing place.

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Departing Strahan at 8:30, the journey in style to Hells Gates, the mouth of Macquarie Harbour and the place the convicts saw as ‘the gates to hell’. Passing Bonnet Island and some of Tasmania’s salmon farming operations, you will then make your way towards the mouth of the Gordon River. Your vessel will be the first to reach the Gordon River for the day, providing your family with the best possible opportunity to see the world-famous reflections. Cruise slowly up the river, taking the time to appreciate the significance of this Gondwanan wilderness.

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With dedicated guides on board, you’re welcome to relax or engage as much or as little as you would like. Our guides are also experts at making sure your kids are happy so you can take some time to yourself, to step out to one of the outer decks, breathe the world’s cleanest air and make sure you take home some photos to match the memories.

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Two walking tours are included in your cruise. First, step ashore at Heritage Landing, within the rainforest approximately 13km from the river mouth. Here, you can stroll the boardwalk through the rainforest at your will or join one of our guides for interpretation of the ancient trees surrounding you. Your second walking tour is a step back in time with an interpretive experience at Sarah Island, a former convict penal colony.

You can’t cruise on an empty stomach, so a full buffet lunch is included with all of our seating types and bar service is available on the main deck of the vessel. The Captain’s Premier Upper Deck includes an open bar, as well as morning and afternoon tea.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family on a Gordon River Cruise and sharing our magnificent part of Tasmania with you.

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Timing and Duration

Please check-in at 8:00AM for 8.30AM departure from the main wharf in Strahan. Total tour duration is 6 hours.


Main Deck Central: $135 adult, $65 child.

Main Deck Window: $165 adult, $86 child

Premier Upper Deck: $265 adult, $265 child

Family tickets from $310 per family of 2 adults and 3 children

How to Book

To book, call the number below and quote TASSIE4KIDS

Address: 24 The Esplanade, Strahan TAS 7468t

Phone: +61 3 6471 4300

Email: grc@gordonrivercruises.com.au