Strahan: World Heritage Cruise on Gordon River with Lunch

767 Reviews
Tours Culture & history Culinary & nightlife Wheelchair accessible Reseller exclusions Nature & adventure Outdoor activities Sightseeing Tours Nature & Panorama Cruises & boat tours Viewing points History & heritage Food & drinks UNESCO Sites Medium-risk activities

Join a local family owned and operated company for a personal and friendly morning cruise. Enjoy a guided tour on Sarah Island, a Gordon River rainforest board walk, and a tour of Huon Pine Sawmill.


  • Discover the world heritage listed Gordon River on a morning cruise
  • Savor a delicious lunch of local Tasmanian produce
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Sarah Island
  • Stroll through a UNESCO World Heritage listed ancient Rainforest
  • Local family owned and operated for a personal friendly cruise


Your cruise includes lunch, a 1-hour guided tour on Sarah Island, a 30-minute rainforest boardwalk at Heritage Landing on the Gordon River and a tour of Huon Pine Sawmill on return to Strahan. When booking, you can choose from 4 seating options Climb aboard a purpose-built catamaran that departs from Strahan Wharf and heads towards Hells Gates, the narrow-channel entrance to Macquarie Harbor. Pass ocean trout and Atlantic salmon farms en-route to Sarah Island. Take a 1-hour guided tour of the island to learn about the harsh conditions of Tasmania's first penal settlement. From Sarah Island, travel into the majestic world heritage listed Gordon River. Rediscover serenity while gliding deep into the ancient rainforest. Disembark at Heritage Landing for a stroll through the hushed, lichen-covered rainforest. Marvel at one of the forest's oldest inhabitants, a 2000-year-old Huon Pine. Your cruise adventure is accompanied by engaging on-board commentary on the area's human history, ecology and geology. The commentary is enriched with anecdotes from the Grining family’s own experiences from more than a century of cruising on the famous river. The included sumptuous lunch is freshly prepared daily and consists of a sample of local smoked salmon, cold meats, salads, Tasmanian cheeses, bread roll, and a sweet. There is also a licensed bar on-board where you can purchase drinks and snacks.


Cruise Live commentary by the skipper Videos with stories on the local history Local guides on board to answer all your questions Guided on-shore tour of Sarah Island Gordon River Rainforest Boardwalk Visit Hells gates and see lighthouses that show the way A demonstration of an old Huon Pine sawmill Lunch served to your seat (all local Tasmanian produce) Allocated inside seating with access to walk freely all over the vessel Morning tea and a beverage (included in upper deck seating only)

Important Information

  • There is additional outside seating available for all passengers A minimum of 10 participants is required for the cruise to operate Children 4 years and under travel free - seating available in Main Deck Centre seating only Dress according to the weather and wear comfortable shoes Cruise operates daily - except for 25th December and 15th July to 15th August Stair access only to the upper deck The cruise schedule is subject to change June to August

Easy cancellation

Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund

Book Nearby Accommodation

View Larger Map


Book Now!

My Lists

Create New Guide


Mini Guides

Login to create your guides for Tasmania.

Add to My Guide

Create New Guide



Create & Share your own Guide to Tasmania with friends and family!

Add your recommended places to visit by browsing the website and pressing the icon.

Create your own guide of favourite 'must see' places

Earn your Local Expert badge by Sharing your guides with others

Get your guide seen by submitting it to the Mini Guides section


We Are Part of the My Guide Network!

My Guide Tasmania is part of the global My Guide Network of Online & Mobile travel guides.

We are now in 120+ Destinations and Growing. If you are interested in becoming a local travel partner and would like to find out more then click for more info about our Website Business Opportunity.

Nearby Destinations

Events in Tasmania

Filter Events by Sub-Category

Please select a Date first.

Search for a company in Tasmania