6Hr World Heritage Morning Cruise (Upper Deck Centre)

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The serene black waters of Gordon River flows through the heritage wilderness area of Tasmania’s west coast and is the perfect place for a nature cruise. Join this World Heritage morning cruise and soak up the absolute best of nature and history from the comfort of your upper deck centre seat.

Departing from Strahan Wharf, your cruise will venture all the way to the Hells Gates channel, and into the Macquarie Harbour. Along the harbour, you can discover aquaculture farms with tons of salmon and ocean trout.

Continue enjoying the dynamic riverscapes from the upper deck seat with your morning tea in hand, before prepping for your first stop at Sarah Island. As you walk along the paths of the notorious convicts of the bygone era, the expert guides will fascinate you with tales that make up the rich history of this former penal settlement.

The live commentary is enriched with the region’s vast history, its culture, ecology and geology, along with anecdotes from the captain.

During your cruise, an individually plated lunch will be served to your seats. You can savour this Tassie-inspired meal with accompaniments from the licensed cash bar onboard. 

Your next stop is at Heritage Landing. Follow your guide through the boardwalk along the lichen-covered bushlands and come face-to-face with the magnificent 2000-year-old Huon Pine tree! During your return journey, enjoy the lush rainforests, mountain ranges and the mirror-like waters once again – don’t forget to click some incredible nature shots!

The Gordon River World Heritage cruises are a must-do whether you're a local or a visitor, so book your seats now and experience the true beauty of Tasmania!

  • Departure
  • Cruise Inclusions
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Departure Details

Departure Location 18 Esplanade, Strahan Wharf

  • Boards 08:30

  • Departs 09:00

  • Returns 15:00

Cruise Inclusions

  • Popular 6hr morning river cruise on Gordon River
  • Cruise on the ‘Harbour Master II’ with comfortable ‘Centre Seating’ on the Upper Deck
  • Guided tour of Sarah Island, a brutal penal settlement in Australia
  • Boardwalk through UNESCO World Heritage rainforest
  • See Hells Gates, Liberty Point & Huon Pine Sawmill
  • Commentary on the region’s history, culture, ecology and geology
  • Morning tea and individually prepared Tassie lunch with fresh produce
  • Licensed bar with a range of beverages & snacks

Additional Information


  • Hells Gates - The narrow entry from Southern Ocean to Macquarie Harbour, the convicts named it on their way to the Hell on earth of Sarah Island.
  • Liberty Point - See Aquaculture pens stocked with thousands of Atlantic salmon & Ocean trout. Enjoy a sample of our local produce included in your lunch.
  • Sarah Island - Stop and step ashore to explore the harshest convict settlement in Australia. Pre-dating Port Arthur and feared by every convict, this settlement has a 'history with a twist'. Sarah Island is a must-see.
  • Heritage Landing - Rediscover serenity in this famous World Heritage wilderness with a boardwalk stroll through the ancient forests at Heritage Landing.

  • Cruise tickets are to be collected from the booking office on the Strahan Wharf prior to boarding (18 Esplanade, Strahan)
  • Boarding of the cruise commences 30 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.
  • Adults meals 17yrs + & childs meals 5 - 16yrs (child meals can be upgraded to an adult meal for an additional $10 please call the booking office if you would like to upgrade)
  • Please advise the booking office directly of any food allergies /dietary requirements. 
  • Cruises not available on Christmas Day & 15th July to 15th August (annual maintenance)

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