Gordon River Cruises

Strahan is situated on the West Coast of Tasmania, on the edge of the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area, and is home to flora and fauna of world importance - one of the last expanses of temperate rainforest found on the planet.

Discover rugged beauty of ancient mountain peaks, tangled forests, deep and silent running rivers and crashing oceans. The flora and fauna of the area includes many species found only in Tasmania and include Tasmanian Devils, Spotted Tail and Eastern quolls, Leatherwood trees, Huon and King Billy pines, White-bellied sea-eagles, Swift parrot and the Orange Bellied parrot to name a few.

Immerse yourself in Strahan’s culture and heritage with activities including exploring the museums, galleries and attractions of the historic fishing port. Strahan started as the staging point for the remote and notorious convict settlement of Sarah Island and later became a hub for mining operations and the export of Huon Pine across the world.

Today the town is host to numerous commercial interests including crayfish and abalone fisheries and a thriving salmon aquaculture industry.

Strahan is nestled on the vast body of water that is Macquarie Harbour, it is fed from deep within the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. The Gordon River winds its way through the rainforest to arrive at the wide expanse of Macquarie Harbour, then escapes through the narrow entrance of Hells Gates into the Southern Ocean.

The Gordon River Cruise is without doubt, one of Tasmania’s best wilderness cruises and is not to be missed during a visit to Strahan.

During your wilderness cruise, wander amongst the largest tract of temperate rainforest surviving on earth, home to trees thousands of years old. Explore the ruins of Sarah Island, once a dreaded penal colony and the largest boat building settlement in the British colonies and marvel at the stunning beauty of the area which contrasts so vividly with its hard convict past.


GORDON RIVER CRUISES

24 The Esplanade, Strahan TAS 7468
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