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Gordon River Cruises is an award winning wilderness experience in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Departing from Strahan on Tasmania's west coast, Gordon River Cruises offers half day cruises on the Gordon River aboard its sleek...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 4300
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I am in a wheelchair so finding accessible tours can be difficult. Carol looked after us with the allocated seating. Highly recommend the seats 323/324 (and the same on the opposite side). Transfer into the seat was easy and the view from those seats was...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. Exquisite. Peaceful. One in a lifetime. Enough? This is a truly memorable experience, from the still protected majesty of the Gordon River to the walls through the forest and the final (and, for me, highlight) guided tour around Sarah Island. The food is great,...More

Thank brendono2016
Reviewed 5 days ago

Take the half day tour, visit the islands where convict prison was. Exceptional history and amazing resilience of people who suffered so terribly

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Weather report said ‘clearing showers’, they were wrong! But it didn’t matter, the scenery here is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful. We had a marvellous day on the river, great staff and the food was superb. Highly recommend.

Thank Rosemarie K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have just had the most wonderful day aboard the Gordon River Cruises’ new vessel, The Spirit of the Wild. I just can’t recommend this trip enough for singles, couples, families, anyone! The service was brilliant, the food simply divine and the journey wonderful. We...More

Thank Saskia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having read the reviews on TA we were slightly torn between World Heritage Cruises and Gordon River Cruises. We decided to spend the extra money of the premier deck on Gordon River Cruises and we were very glad that we did. The vessel is brand...More

Thank inexhile
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must. We have finally done the Gordon river. Yes it was everything and more. The boat was smooth and seats very comfy. Allocated so kept same seats all day. Staff were very friendly and knew everything about the area. Lunch was delicious....More

Thank Barb M
Leanne H, Front Office Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Barb, Thanks so much for your great review of your cruise with us aboard Spirit of the Wild. Our new vessel is exceptionally smooth and quiet with its hybrid propulsion system - I'm glad you noticed this as it's something we're really proud of...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Pros Great scenery Sarah Island tour highlight of trip. Ingrid was amazing in bringing history to life. New boat, friendly staff. Cons Long and boring after a while. Especially on Gordon River stretch. Ended up just ‘looking forward’ to lunch which was ok. Not many...More

Thank Fumpa C
Leanne H, Front Office Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Fumpa c, Many thanks for your feedback on your cruise with us. I'm sorry your found the scenery of the Gordon River wasn't quite what you had hoped for and that you felt the vessel spent too much time on the river. Our speed...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay - we were lucky with the weather. Perfect day. Not a breath of wind. We splashed out on the upstairs luxury experience and well worth it. The whole experience from start to finish was superb. Excellent food. Fabulous staff and, of course, the wilderness...More

Thank ColinJamesMethod
Leanne H, Front Office Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Colin, Thanks for your wonderful feedback on your time aboard Spirit of the Wild. The Premier Upper Deck sure is a special experience, as is cruising quietly through the beautiful wilderness of the Gordon River. So glad you could experience it! Hope to see...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this cruise today and it was fabulous. We had booked top deck and it was first class service. The seats were extremely comfortable with excellent views from large windows of the great scenery bordering the Gordon River. Food and drink were included on...More

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Melissa C
12 October 2018|
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Response from AdrianMuswellbrook |
The boat stops at Sarah Island which is where the first convicts were taken..A very good tour with an excellent guide Also a stop at the world heritage Huon pine forest with a walk on a boardwalk. Very interesting..
Melissa C
12 October 2018|
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Response from LeeMcKerracher | Reviewed this property |
I was up on the Captain's Deck and there was a lovely buffet available with a great selection of wine. The team also brought around some pre-cruise drinks and snacks which was really nice. I am pretty sure there is also a... More
4 August 2017|
Response from buzzbadoo | Reviewed this property |
jo. you must send your request to the Information Bureau in Strahan. You may have to put down a deposit. ur