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Strahan: Gordon River Cruise with Buffet Lunch

4.8 / 5

63 reviews

Strahan: Gordon River Cruise with Buffet Lunch

From US$ 103.76 per person

Join a multi-award-winning wilderness tour complete with a chef-prepared buffet lunch. Experience quiet cruising with electric motors, while taking in the tranquility of the Gordon River.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Audio guide included
Chinese, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Feast on a freshly-prepared buffet lunch
  • Experience the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area through floor-to-ceiling glass windows
  • Soak up the serene beauty of western Tasmania
  • Visit Sarah Island, a former convict settlement and shipyard
  • Enjoy "first access" on the Gordon River for the best chance to experience the famous reflections
Full description

Experience a multi-award-winning cruise in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Depart from Strahan on Tasmania's west coast and embark on a half-day adventure on the Gordon River aboard a sleek, purpose-built tour vessel, the "Spirit of the Wild". Cruise across Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and then on to Gordon River while taking in the tranquil surroundings. Listen as your dedicated guides and character-based interpretation will take you through the history of this remarkable place.

Later, enjoy a buffet lunch or snack of local Tasmanian foods and beverages.

Complimentary Tasmanian red, white, and sparkling wines are available for Premiere Upper Deck guests, as well as beer, juice, tea, and espresso coffee. A cash bar is available on the vessel's Main Deck. This Gordon River cruise uniquely offers commentaries in German, French, Cantonese, and Mandarin. At no cost, passengers can use the headsets to hear about a number of key points of interest.

You can also later continue to explore the ruins of Sarah Island, a former penal colony from the 1820s and 1830s, before returning back to Strahan.

  • Dedicated on-board guides
  • Chef-prepared buffet lunch (on the morning cruise only)
  • Restroom on board
  • Quiet cruising under electric motors while on the Gordon River
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Alcoholic drinks, unless you travel on the Premier Upper Deck (a cash bar is available on the main deck)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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Meeting point

Please check-in at 8:00AM for 8.30AM departure from the main wharf in Strahan.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Infants are free provided they do not occupy a seat
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible on the main deck only (motor scooters are not permitted due to size limitations)
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers (in the highly unlikely event that it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund)
  • A cash bar is available on the vessel's main deck
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

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The entire journey was delightful. The quiet running of the boat through the rainforest was a perfect time to reflect on the importance of our forests and ensuring their safekeeping. The food was fresh and plentiful, the commentary informative and the tour on Sarah Island engaging. A great day we will remember.

April 24, 2021

It was a Wonderful Experience, there was four of us travelling together, and even though it was raining, not all the time, it did not diminish our enjoyment of the things we saw like Sarah Island, and the Lady who strolled with us around the Island was amazing in her knowledge. The Lunch onboard was so enjoyable and delectable. I also enjoyed the video with the characters explaining about their lives in the past. Great Trip, Thank You Suzanne

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March 24, 2021

Enjoyed my day , lovely boat, great lunch, the commentary and the video were very informative and thoroughly entertaining. Had a window seat so comfortable and great view. No control over the weather but the last 30 minutes or so couldn't see out the window as they fogged up due to the rain, if it had rained the whole cruise would not have seen anything .

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March 2, 2021

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