Includes Hells Gates, Salmon farms, guided Sarah Island stop-over, Gordon River heritage landing board walk and Huon Pine sawmill. Delicious gourmet lunch included featuring Tasmanian produce.
Departs Strahan Wharf for Hells Gates, the narrow-channel entrance to Macquarie Harbour, named by the convicts on their way to “Hell on Earth.” Pass ocean trout and Atlantic salmon farms enroute to Sarah Island, an hour-long guided tour of the island conveys a keen appreciation of the harsh conditions at what was Tasmania's first and perhaps most notorious 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 lichen-covered rainforest and one of its oldest inhabitants - a 2000-year-old Huon Pine.
The whole adventure is completed by engaging onboard 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.
A sumptuous lunch including local smoked salmon is included in your cruise fare. Fresh Tasmanian food is prepared daily and a selection of drinks and snacks are available at very reasonable prices throughout the cruise.
Our brand new 35mtr catamaran “Harbour Master” was added to the fleet in April 2016 and is a first class, purpose built boat. Harbour Master offers three options of passenger seating – standard, premium and Gold – on two decks. Huge windows provide uninterrupted panoramic viewing and all seating is allocated with access to walk freely all over the vessel. Harbour Master’s levels of comfort and the outstanding on-board service consistently exceed passenger expectations and help to make this enthralling cruise a thoroughly memorable experience.
Car parking is available close to the cruise departure and most accommodations are within easy walking distance. Disabled facilities onboard, please contact the office for any mobility concerns. Cruise is suitable for all ages; two stops on the cruise include short easy walking. A play room is onboard for children.
Strahan Wharf (Strahan)