Tour ID: 10034615

Cruise departs at 9am returns at 3:00pm.

Depart Strahan Wharf for Hell's Gates, the narrow-channel entrance to Macquarie Harbour, before passing ocean trout and Atlantic salmon farms enroute to Sarah Island.

Join an hour-long guided tour of the island which conveys a keen appreciation of the harsh conditions at what was Tasmania's first and perhaps most notorious penal outpost.

From Sarah Island travel into the majestic Gordon River, gliding deep into the ancient rainforests of the World Heritage Area to the boardwalk of Heritage Landing. Disembark once again for a stroll through the hushed, lichen-covered rainforest and one of its oldest inhabitants - a 2000-year-old Huon Pine.

The whole adventure is completed by engaging on-board commentary on the area's human history, ecology and geology – a commentary enriched with anecdotes from the Grining family’s own experiences from more than a century of cruising this famous river.

Enjoy a delicious buffett lunch onboard consisting of local smoked salmon, cold meats, a large selection of salads, fresh fruit, Tasmanian cheeses and local bakery bread. A licensed bar is available onboard for the purchase of drinks.

PREMIUM SEATS -Allocated recliner seating in the Main Deck windows, or the centre of the Upper Deck. Passengers will have an allocated seat inside. Additional outside seating is available for the use of all passengers.

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Tour Details

  • Included in price:

    Buffet meal included.
    Guided tours of Sarah Island and a Huon Pine Sawmill included.
    Boardwalk at Heritage Landing.

  • Available for purchase/hire:

    Drinks or snacks from the onboard bar.

  • Duration:

    6 hours

  • Departure:

    9:00 AM Daily

  • Return:

    3 pm

  • Departure points:


  • Pickup/departure instructions:

    9am departure from the Strahan Wharf on The Esplanade
    Check in 30 minutes prior to departure. Please exchange any vouchers at the World Heritage Cruises booking office before boarding for the cruise.

  • What to bring:

    Camera, Sturdy shoes, warm clothes, sunscreen

  • Fitness level required:

    Not specified

  • Child policies:

    Children 5 to 16 inclusive - child rate
    Children under 5 yrs free

  • Additional Information:

    Premium seating - Allocated recliner seats in the windows of the Main Deck or the centre of the Upper Deck.

  • Destinations:


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