Strahan: Gordon River Cruise with Buffet Lunch

4.8 / 5

28 Reviews

Strahan: Gordon River Cruise with Buffet Lunch

From € 89.34 per person

Join a multi award-winning wilderness tour and experience quiet cruising with electric motors, while taking in the tranquility of the Gordon River. Enjoy a chef-prepared buffet lunch, and interpretation on the area's history from dedicated local guides.

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
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 6 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Audio guide/headphones
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. Departing from Strahan on Tasmania's west coast, this cruise offers a half-day adventure on the Gordon River aboard a sleek, purpose-built tour vessel, the "Spirit of the Wild". You will experience cruising while taking in the tranquil surrounds of the Gordon River. Your dedicated guides and character-based interpretation will take you through the history of this remarkable place, as you cruise across Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and then on to the Gordon River. You will 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
  • Customers must keep distance 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 28 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8 / 5
  • Transportation
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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A very relaxing and informative day out on a comfortable vessel. Great food and amenities. Staff were lovely but all seemed new to the job and will take a little while to become more relaxed and fluid. We were disappointed to see the salmon and trout ponds in such a pristine environment. So many of them! While the concept is good we know they bring their own environmental problems and hope one day they might be off-shore (not on the west coast though, no doubt!)

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17 January 2021

Good cruise but although we booked months ago and picked up our tickets the day before, we had seat envy. We understand that prices were the same for all the middle section we were in but our 4 were extremely narrow (hands had to be between knees) and situated right in the line of fire when the doors were opened. Just avoid those seats and it will be very enjoyable.

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14 February 2020

A great cruise, really enjoyed it

Trip out to Hell’s Gate was gate. Loved the rain forest walk but the highlight of the trip was the tour of Sarah Island. Even though it rained, our guide kept us intrigued as she told us the history of the island. On board staff were helpful and friendly. Would r commend this cruise.

14 September 2019

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