Gordon Wild Rivers Explorer – day tour

Gordon Wild Rivers Explorer: day tour


Return flights

Includes 6-hour cruise

Natural wonders

Historic places

Scrumptious lunch

Fly-&-cruise value

Fully guided

9-hour experience

We depart Hobart/Cambridge Aerodrome and fly over the picturesque central highlands of Tasmania towards the island’s wild west coast, taking in the grand scale of Macquarie Harbour before descending to Strahan to join the World Heritage Cruise. At Strahan, you'll board the luxury 'Harbour Master II' cruise vessel and journey through the famous waterway of the Gordon River, part of Tasmania’s UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area. We travel through ‘Hell’s Gates’ at the mouth of the Macquarie Harbour and take a look at aquaculture farms on the way. The atrium seating onboard allows you to experience the historical and picturesque journey in absolute comfort. Your vessel then stops at ‘Heritage Landing’ where we explore the pristine rainforest, surrounded by ancient Huon Pines and breath in the cleanest air in the world. In this area of the forest, some of the trees are over 2000 years old! As we cruise to our second stop of the day, you'll enjoy a delicious lunch featuring Tasmanian produce before taking a guided tour of Sarah Island, hearing the stories of the former penal colony which is now one of Tasmania’s most unique and fascinating historical sites. We arrive back in Strahan with time to peruse the local shops and take a stroll around the beautiful township before returning by air to Hobart/Cambridge Aerodrome.

Highlights of the West Coast

Pack all the sights into one incredible trip. We'll take you on a journey over Tasmania's most photographed scenery, including Macquarie Harbour. Avoid the 12-hour drive and enjoy Tasmania from the air and water.

Luxury cruise

Cruise on the luxurious 'Harbour Master II' learning the history of this remarkable place from experienced guides. The vessel features expansive outdoor viewing platforms and spacious open areas inside with extra large windows to ensure you miss none of the spectacular views!

Gourmet lunch included

Enjoy a sumptuous lunch prepared and served to you (no queueing required) including delicious fresh Tasmanian produce. Plus we have licensed bars on-board with a full range of beverages and snacks available to purchase

Gift vouchers available

Give the gift of an experience they'll never forget. This experience can be purchased as a gift voucher.

Your tour itinerary

6:45 am - Check-in at Hobart/Cambridge Aerodrome
You’ll meet your friendly pilot and guide for the day. They will provide an overview of the trip, a safety briefing, and help you board the aircraft
7:15 am - West-coast scenic flight (60 minutes)
The scenic wonders begin straight-away as we climb out over the city of Hobart and along the Derwent Valley. You’ll have great views of the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and Macquarie Harbour as we approach Strahan.
8:15 am - Arrive at Strahan Airport
After we disembark the aircraft, a vehicle will take the group to the nearby village of Strahan.
8:30 am - Board the cruise vessel at Strahan
All-aboard the Harbour Master II for the cruise.
Heritage Cruise (6 hours)
Enjoy the many scenic, natural and historic wonders throughout the cruise. Includes lunch.
3:00 pm - Return to Strahan
3:30 pm - Return flight (60 minutes)
A vehicle will return the group to Strahan Airport to board the aircraft.
4:30 pm - Arrive at Hobart/Cambridge Aerodrome
Time to say goodbye to your pilot and reminisce about all you’ve seen and the many pictures you’ve snapped.

Tours most days - on demand

4+ guests (minimum)

$995 per person, all inclusive

How to book

This tour is available on demand for groups of four or more persons.

Bookings are arranged by phone or email with us –  in advance.