Cruise the Gordon River

The signature Strahan experience. Leaving the jetty, the catamarans cross the harbour, past modern fish farms to its 80 metres wide entrance, dubbed by nineteenth century convicts as "Hell's Gates", in anticipation of the life that awaited them.

The immense Southern Ocean beckons and on a calm day, the boats venture past the pretty lighthouse that guards the entrance, for a taste of the open sea and a sight of Ocean Beach, Tasmania's longest beach.

Returning across the harbour, the boats reach to entrance to the Gordon River. Here the engines slow so that passengers can drink in the tranquility of its mirrored surface and the magical atmosphere of the thick rainforest that reaches to its banks in a wilderness of enthralling beauty.

The journey continues on to view a majestic 2000 years old Huon pine before a return to the harbour and a stopover on Sarah Island, where the island's controversial history is told in a spirited account from an actor/guide. The ruins become a stage and the past comes to life in the ghosts of those who once lived and worked as convicts and guards on the island.

Gordon River Cruises offer audio tours in French, German, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Call 1800 320 200 now to book.

Cruise the Gordon River
Fully guided tour of the Gordon River, see Tasmania's famous fish farms, go ashore and explore Sarah Island then cruise the Gordon River. Stop at Heritage Landing and discover ancient rainforest. Cruise takes approx. 6 hours. Check if travelling between May and September as winter schedules will apply.

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Gordon River Cruises - departs daily at 8.30am - Book a Gordon River Cruise

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