About Gordon River

Tasmania is home to lush natural landscapes, which aren’t always easy to access. Such is the enchanting Gordon River in Strahan which meanders through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, before emptying into the Macquarie Harbour. The quaint town of Strahan is the gateway to Gordon River and the Tasmanian west coast. 

Located roughly 300 kms from Hobart, there are plenty of things to do in Strahan, from adventure activities to enjoying fresh seafood, exploring the dark yet rich history and meeting the native wildlife! Experience the absolute best of the region on a wilderness cruise, where breathtaking scenery of lush forests, tranquil waters, and rolling rainforest-clad hills unfolds before your eyes. 

Just as iconic is the steam train, which ventures through the west coast wilderness. The rail route allows you to experience the rugged, yet splendid, terrain of the region from the comfort of a train. You can also discover a scenic waterfall within walking distance from Strahan Harbour, check out the ‘Iron Blow Lookout’ during the epic 99-bends drive from Queenstown, get a surge of adrenaline with white-water rafting on the King River or even take the quad for a spin on the ‘Henty Dunes’.

There are just so many great things to do in Strahan, and you don’t wanna miss it. If visiting Tasmania is on the cards and you’re planning to venture past Hobart, this town is a must!

Gordon River (Strahan) Cruise Experiences

Gordon River cruises

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6Hr World Heritage Morning Cruise (Main Deck Centre)

See a 2000-year old Huon Pine tree, tour Sarah Island, enjoy a guided boardwalk through Heritage Landing & more on this scenic cruise on Gordon River.

Duration 6hr

From $150 $165

6Hr World Heritage Morning Cruise (Upper Deck Window)

Experience the bounties of Gordon River like a true VIP from the upper deck window seat on Harbour Master II. Sarah Island & Heritage Landing tour.

Duration 6hr

From $200 $220

6Hr World Heritage Morning Cruise (Main Deck Window)

Iconic Gordon River cruise with guided tour to World Heritage sites. Enjoy a Tassie lunch at a window seat on the Main Deck for prime views.

Duration 6hr

From $185 $195

6Hr World Heritage Morning Cruise (Upper Deck Centre)

See Hells Gates and Heritage-Listed rainforests from the upper deck centre seat of the Harbour Master II. Stops at Sarah Island & Heritage Landing.

Duration 6hr

From $195 $210

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Why Gordon River Is Nature's Mirror

When you see the Gordon River, this question is sure to roll out of your mouth, “Did I walk into a storybook?” You can replace the question with “Is this a dream?” “Will I meet forest fairies or talking animals here?”.

To Humans With Love, A Huon Pine

I stand here, firmly rooted in the soggy bank of the Gordon River. You've kindly given me the name "Huon Pine," though I find it rather funny, for you see, I do not belong to the ‘pine family’ at all.

Unveiling The Timeless Beauty of Gordon River: Nature's Masterpiece

In the latest episode of ‘Trending Stories From Down Under’, we’re cruising along the evergreen wilderness of Gordon River in Strahan, one of the best-kept secrets in the island state of Tasmania.