Water activity

Strahan: World Heritage Cruise on Gordon River with Lunch

Activity provider: World Heritage Cruises

Strahan: World Heritage Cruise on Gordon River with Lunch

Activity provider: World Heritage Cruises

From US$ 107.26 per person

Join a local family owned and operated company for a personal and friendly morning cruise. Enjoy a guided tour on Sarah Island, a Gordon River rainforest board walk, and a tour of Huon Pine Sawmill.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the world heritage listed Gordon River on a morning cruise
  • Savor a delicious lunch of local Tasmanian produce
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Sarah Island
  • See high-tech aquaculture farms
Full description

Your cruise includes lunch, a 1-hour guided tour on Sarah Island, a 30-minute walk at Heritage Landing on the Gordon River and a tour of Huon Pine Sawmill on return to Strahan. When booking, you can choose standard, premium or gold seating. Climb aboard a purpose-built catamaran that departs from Strahan Wharf and heads towards Hells Gates, the narrow-channel entrance to Macquarie Harbor. Pass ocean trout and Atlantic salmon farms en-route to Sarah Island. Take a 1-hour guided tour of the island to learn about the harsh conditions of Tasmania's first penal settlement. From Sarah Island, travel into the majestic world heritage listed Gordon River. Rediscover serenity while gliding deep into the ancient rainforest. Disembark at Heritage Landing for a stroll through the hushed, lichen-covered rainforest. Marvel at one of the forest's oldest inhabitants, a 2000-year-old Huon Pine. Your cruise adventure is accompanied by engaging on-board commentary on the area's human history, ecology and geology. The commentary is enriched with anecdotes from the Grining family’s own experiences from more than a century of cruising on the famous river. The included sumptuous lunch is freshly prepared daily and consists of local smoked salmon, cold meats, salads, Tasmanian cheeses, bread roll, and a sweet. There is also a licensed bar on-board where you can purchase drinks and snacks.

Includes
  • Cruise with live commentary by the skipper and videos on local history
  • Local staff on-board to answer any questions
  • Guided tour of Sarah Island
  • Gordon River rainforest board walk
  • Individually prepared meal served on a tray with all Tasmanian produce, including: cold meats, smoked salmon, salads, cheese and biscuits, a bread roll, and a sweet
  • Allocated inside seating with access to walk freely all over the vessel
  • Morning tea including a hot beverage or soft drink with a muffin or a slice - upper deck seating only
  • Children 4 years and under travel free - seating available in Main Deck Centre seating only
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera

Know before you go

  • There is additional outside seating available for all passengers
  • A minimum of 2 participants is required for the cruise to operate
  • Dress according to the weather and wear comfortable shoes
  • Cruise operates daily - except for 25th December and 15th July to 30th August
  • Stair access only to the upper deck
  • The cruise schedule is subject to change
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 427 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Highly recommend!! What a highlight trip! From the lady at the ticket collection point, to the staff at the wharf, the crew onboard and the captain, the level of service is exemplary. Knowledgeable, helpful, pleasant and positive, just made the trip a real pleasure. The ship is CLEAN and incredibly comfortable. Plenty of viewing and seating areas. The entire trip was wonderful, especially Sarah Island & of course the magnificent Gordon River.

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December 31, 2022

Well we hit the jackpot for our tour. The sun was out, we had dolphins following the bout heading up the river, seals frolicking way up stream which is rare. But the pinnacle moment was at Hells Gate… three humpback whales putting on a show. The boat was very luxurious, comfortable, the lunch was fabulous! A special thanks to Daniel for his enthusiasm and cheerful service…… the little things that make a tour memorable :) I highly recommend this tour.

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July 5, 2022

Loved the Sarah Island guide’s stories of the history of this era. It was the person who ran the ´ship that never was’. She was fabulous. Also Kat was wonderful with her extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna. Also loved being able to go and visit the captain’s area (the Bridge?). The food was wonderful too.

April 15, 2022

Product ID: 157077