Gordon River (Strahan) Gordon River cruises

The award-winning Gordon River wilderness cruise is something everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. Our shortlist of Gordon River cruises showcases a remarkable side of Tasmania –  the mirror-like, reflective waters of Gordon River, its dramatic landscapes and attractions including Hells Gates, Sarah Island, high-tech aquaculture, rugged rolling hills, lush rainforests and more! You can choose from morning and afternoon departures, and even pick the perfect seating option from the Main and Upper Decks.
The small town of Strahan is the gateway to your Gordon River adventure. Departing from Strahan Wharf, you’ll cruise past Hells Gates, the narrow entry to Hell On Earth, Sarah Island. These cruises usually include a guided walk on this island for a realistic feel of the harsh history endured by the convicts of the bygone era.
To complement the sightseeing experience, there is a live commentary by the skipper which brings to life the river’s rich history. These cruises also include a Tassie-inspired lunch. The stop at Heritage Landing is another adventure through the lichen-covered forest trails of the UNESCO Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park where the magnificent Huon Pines thrive.
En route back to the wharf, there are even more photo opportunities – this time you can capture the wonders on the other side of the river bank. So, don’t miss your chance to explore the Tasmanian West Coast gems with one of the best Strahan river cruises. Book now!

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 $145 $150

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 $199

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 $180 $185

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 $189

5Hr World Heritage Afternoon Cruise (Main Deck Centre)

Take in the evening glow of the Heritage-Listed Gordon River rainforest from a Main Deck centre seat on this cruise. Guided tours, boardwalks & dinner.

Duration 5hr

From $145 $160

5Hr World Heritage Afternoon Cruise - Main Deck Window

Opt for a scenic window seat on the Main Deck of this afternoon dinner cruise on Gordon River. See Hells Gates, Macquarie Harbour, Sarah Island etc.

Duration 5hr

From $185

5Hr World Heritage Afternoon Cruise - Upper Deck Window

Maximise your dinner cruise experience on Gordon River with a premium Upper Deck window seat. Guided tour of Sarah Island & Heritage Landing incl.

Duration 5hr

From $199

5Hr World Heritage Afternoon Cruise - Upper Deck Centre

Witness the natural wonders of Gordon River with a prime Upper Deck seat on this dinner cruise. See Hells Gates, Heritage Landing & visit Sarah Island.

Duration 5hr

From $189

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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.

Wilderness Conservation By Gordon River Cruises

The serpentine channels of the Gordon River flow through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Tasmanian Wilderness Area. Renowned as one of the most spectacular natural reserves in the world, this region is home to an array of natural and man-made gems.