Gordon River Cruises

Adventure and Outdoors Tours

The award-winning Gordon River Cruise departs from Strahan and takes guests into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Cruising the Gordon River on the purpose-built Spirit of the Wild, you experience ‘Whisper Mode’ – quiet cruising under the power of the vessel’s electric motors.
Cross Macquarie Harbour to Hell’s Gates, the narrow entrance into the Southern Ocean. You then cruise to the Gordon River, where you give yourself the best chance of seeing the famous reflections while onboard Spirit of the Wild, the first cruise boat on the river each day.
Step ashore at Heritage Landing and walk through the rainforest to see ancient Huon Pines.
Step ashore again at Sarah Island, a 19th-century penal colony, hearing stories of the convicts who laboured there. Local guides enhance the tour with interpretation on the region’s history.
Seating is allocated to each guest. The main deck offers two seating styles – Main Deck Central and Main Deck Window. All are spacious and comfortable and include a delicious lunch that showcases Tasmanian produce.
The third option is the Premier Upper Deck, including complimentary lunch, morning and afternoon tea, open bar and exclusive viewing deck.
Audio tours are available in German, French, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Facilities

Service Types

Adventure and Outdoors Tours Cruises, Sailing and Water Tours Cultural and Theme Tours Food and Wine Tours Nature and wildlife Sightseeing Tours Walking and Biking Tours Free Wifi

Fitness

Basic

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available

Membership

Australian Tourism Export Council

Accreditation

Australian Tourism Accreditation China Ready Accreditation COVID Clean Practicing Business COVID Safe EcoStar Accreditation Green Globe Certified

Services

From $140 to $285

The award-winning Gordon River Cruise departs from Strahan and takes guests into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Cruising the Gordon River on the purpose-built Spirit of the Wild, you experience quiet cruising under the power of the vessel’s electric motors.
Cross Macquarie Harbour to Hell’s Gates, the narrow entrance into the Southern Ocean. You then cruise to the Gordon River, where you give yourself the best chance of seeing the famous reflections while on board Spirit of the Wild, the first cruise boat on the river each day.
Step ashore at Heritage Landing and walk through rainforest to see ancient Huon Pines.
Step ashore again at Sarah Island, a 19th century penal colony, hearing stories of the convicts who laboured there. Local guides enhance the tour with interpretation on the region’s history.
Seating is allocated to each guest. The main deck offers two seating styles – Main Deck Central and Main Deck Window. All are spacious and comfortable and include a delicious lunch that showcases Tasmanian produce.
The third option is the Premier Upper Deck, including complementary lunch, morning and afternoon tea, open bar and exclusive viewing deck.

Disabled Access

Family Friendly

$250

From the award-winning Gordon River Cruises, The Pillinger Explorer is a fully guided and catered, small-group tour that enriches guests in the natural and human history of the Pillinger township and western wilderness area.
You will explore the old Pillinger township, wandering amongst ageing ruins before cruising past the Reindeer Lodge from the water. Then, continue to Hells Gates, lodged in the mouth of Macquarie Harbour. Step ashore at Bonnet Island to hear challenging tales of the old lighthouse keeper and marvel at views of the ocean and beyond.

Disabled Access

From $140 to $285

From the multi award-winning operator, Gordon River Cruises, the Evening Dinner Cruise includes visits to the Gordon River, Heritage Landing, Sarah Island and Hells Gates. Immerse yourself in the natural and human history that shaped Macquarie Harbour with a unique blend of local guides and character-based interpretation. Enjoy a chef-prepared buffet dinner, showcasing local Tasmanian produce before marveling at the sunset from Hells Gates with a complimentary wine, beer or soft drink in hand to round off an unforgettable evening.

Disabled Access

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