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  3. Strahan
  4. Gordon River

Strahan: World Heritage Cruise on Gordon River with Lunch

Product ID: 157077
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Join a local family owned and operated company for a personal and friendly morning cruise. Enjoy a guided stop-over on Sarah Island, a Gordon River Heritage Landing walk and guided tour of Huon Pine Sawmill.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
Chinese, French, German
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the world heritage listed Gordon River on a morning cruise
  • Savor a delicious buffet lunch of local Tasmanian produce
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Sarah Island
  • See high-tech aquaculture farms
Full description
Your cruise includes a buffet 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 buffet lunch is freshly prepared daily and consists of local smoked salmon, cold meats, a large selection of salads, fresh fruit, Tasmanian cheeses and local bakery bread. There is also a licensed bar on-board where you can purchase drinks and snacks.
Includes
  • Cruise with full live commentary by the skipper
  • Local staff on-board to answer any questions
  • Guided tour of Sarah Island
  • Heritage landing walk
  • Full buffet lunch
  • Allocated 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 - gold seating only

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

19 Esplanade, Strahan Wharf, Strahan, Tasmania. Car parking is available close to the cruise departure point. Most Strahan accommodations are within easy walking distance. Strahan is located on the West Coast of Tasmania and is a 4.5-hour drive from Hobart, a 2-hour drive from Cradle Mountain or a 3.5-hour drive from Launceston.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
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 84 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.7/5
Safety
4.9/5

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World Heritage Cruises

Product ID: 157077