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Gordon River Cruises

Gordon River Cruise including Buffet Lunch

Help code: 1545-196C

(4.7)

11 reviews
  • 'Quiet cruising' with electric motors on Spirit of the Wild
  • New character-based interpretation experience
  • Chef-prepared buffet lunch
  • Walking tour at Heritage Landing
  • Guided interpretive tour of Sarah Island
  • Brand new state-of-the-art vessel
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Enjoy a wonderful combination of quiet cruising on the Gordon River, outstanding interpretation and delicious Tasmanian food with this 6 hour Gordon River Cruise on board the newly launched Spirit of the Wild. Departing from Strahan at 8:30am, you'll be taken on a journey into the heart of the Tasmanian wilderness in relaxing comfort aboard a specially-designed vessel with a spacious viewing deck that will allow you to get the best possible views of the highlights of the Gordon River and Macquarie Harbour.

Throughout the cruise you'll not only get to take in all the best the Gordon River has to offer - including lush rainforests, rolling mountains, pristine waters and native wildlife - but also dine on a delicious buffet lunch for some fine dining in the midst of these wonderful surrounds, making for a comprehensive Tasmanian experience! If you're aiming to see the "real" Tasmania from an entirely different perspective, this Gordon River Cruise is a can't miss adventure through Australia's southernmost state.

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Highlights

  • 'Quiet cruising' with electric motors on Spirit of the Wild
  • New character-based interpretation experience
  • Chef-prepared buffet lunch
  • Walking tour at Heritage Landing
  • Guided interpretive tour of Sarah Island
  • Brand new state-of-the-art vessel

Time

  • Cruises depart daily at 8.30am returning at 2.30pm
  • Boarding commences at 8:15am

Location

  • Departing from Gordon River Cruises Terminal, Strahan

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted! - Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this activity
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • Vessel subject to change without notice
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Joanne Smalbil 2 months ago
It was a fantastic experience. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the walking tours were excellent. The buffet lunch was delicious and there was plenty of food and drink available for the rest of the tour. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and the boat very quiet and comfortable. It was well worth the money, would do it again.
It was a fantastic experience
Joanne Smalbil 2 months ago

It was a fantastic experience. The staff were friendly and helpful, and the walking tours were excellent. The buffet lunch was delicious and there was plenty of food and drink available for the rest of the tour. The scenery is absolutely beautiful and the boat very quiet and comfortable. It was well worth the money, would do it again.

The Gordon River Buffet Lunch Cruise was a great experience to learn about the history of Sara Island which houses convicts
Kah Foo Wong 2 months ago

The Gordon River Buffet Lunch Cruise was a great experience to learn about the history of Sara Island which houses convicts. The cruise also brought us to the historical site which shows the uses of the wood obtained from various trees in the rainforest along the river. The water of the Gordon River is so clear that it mirrors the rainforest along the river. The food at the Buffet lunch was good.

Gordon River Cruise is highly recommended
Vicki Deasy 2 months ago

Gordon River Cruise is highly recommended, my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our day. It was a very peaceful journey travelling on the Gordon River. Both stops were very informative. Lunch was very delicious a lot to choose from. Staff were very attentive.

This cruise would be splendid on a clear and lovely day as there are many beautiful things to see
Toni Rynne 2 years ago

This cruise would be splendid on a clear and lovely day as there are many beautiful things to see. The food was very good and I liked the opportunity to get off the boat and go for a walk. It is definitely worth purchasing the window seats. The staff were very knowledgeable and willing to help.

What a fantastic day this was
Maureen Howard 3 years ago

What a fantastic day this was. The weather could not have been more perfect for my Queensland visitors. The whole trip was full of interesting and historical information that kept us all spellbound. Going out to Hells Gates was really thrilling. The visit to Sarah Island was just amazing with our guide full of animation and 'funny' anecdotes about the era of convicts who lived there. The lunch served on the boat on our voyage back to Strahan was nothing short of absolutely sumptuous. Repeat servings were offered and taken especially the Salmon. A well planned and executed trip that will remain in our memories for many years to come. (Myself, a repeat visitor from 17 years previous, apart from a bigger boat, the original quality of the trip had not changed except to say that the trip reinforced what I already knew. Superb food, service (staff could not do enough for us) and timed just right. An absolute must for those who love the outdoors and the history of this fabulous area of Tasmania).

When visiting Strahan taking a boat trip on Macquarie Harbour is a must
Clare Chapman 3 years ago

When visiting Strahan taking a boat trip on Macquarie Harbour is a must. The trip take 5 hours with very comfortable seats, superb commentary and a delicious lunch. Not only do you see the Gates of Hell, by passing through the harbour entrance, but you also travel up the Gordan River to the World Renowned temperate rainforest, and have time to visit and learn about Sarah Island. An experience not to be missed!

We had an absolutely amazing time on the Gordon River Cruise
Ozge Kaman 3 years ago

We had an absolutely amazing time on the Gordon River Cruise. The scenery was breathtaking. The cruise ship was very comfortable. The cruise itself was a little expensive for four people, but worth every penny. Be warned, the only mobile service provider is Telstra. If you are not Telstra be prepared to have no contact with anyone during your stay. Wifi is available. All in all, amazing.

This was a great cruise with my 4 & 10 year old children
Amanda 3 years ago

This was a great cruise with my 4 & 10 year old children. The food was great, although a complimentary cup of tea would be great. The landscape was stunning & easy to see and experience in the ship. Staff were very professional. However at 5 1/2 hours this is a very long day, especially with kids.

Amazing
Valerie Hutton 3 years ago

Amazing!! We did indulge and booked on the Captain's deck, where we were very spoiled by the views, service and food. The day, weather wise, was perfect, we learned so much of our history most of it unknown to us - Yes! we are Australians (sad I know). The beauty of the river and the countryside was breath-taking, enjoyed every second of our day. The whole experience is etched into our memories as one of those occasions in life where you have had a 'magic' day. Highly recommend to anyone considering taking this cruise.

We hoped to have a bright
Christopher 3 years ago

We hoped to have a bright, sunny day for our river cruise, but that didn't happen. However, we thoroughly enjoyed the cruise, most particularly the Sarah island walk with the splendidly informed guide, who gave us the information in such a splendidly dramatic, amusing and erudite manner. All the staff on the boat were very pleasant, well organised, knowledgeable, and helpful. The young lady who gave a running commentary and who guided us on the rain forest tour, added great value to the experience. The lunch was very well displayed and fine to eat, though it would have been great to get a free tea or coffee afterwards.

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