Gordon River Cruises

Boarding the Spirit of the Wild at Macquarie Harbour, you'll hit the open sea and cruise through the narrow passage known as Hells Gates, due to the number of ships and seafarers it has claimed in the past. As you pass, you'll be astounded by the Training Wall, a 19th century engineering masterpiece that now makes the passage safe for travel.

Continuing on to the edge of the Southern Ocean, you'll visit fish farms and see where Ocean Trout and Atlantic Salmon are cultivated for local produce and export. You'll also visit Sarah Island and explore the convict ruins when ships were once built from Huon Pine. As you head upstream, you'll also have the opportunity to go ashore and stroll through the stunning rainforest of Heritage Landing.


  • Pass through Hells Gates
  • See the Atlantic Salmon & Ocean Trout fish farm
  • Walk amongst the convict ruins on Sarah Island
  • Guided Shore Excursion to Heritage Landing
  • Cruise aboard Spirit of the Wild
  • Beverages and local specialties included in Premier Upper Deck category


  • Buffet Lunch on day cruise
  • Buffet Dinner on evening cruise
  • Interpretive facilities including guidebooks & maps
  • Guided shore excursions


Departs: 8.30am from The Esplanade, Strahan
Returns: 2.00pm

Evening Cruise 27 December to mid January
Departs: 3.15pm from The Esplanade, Strahan
Returns: 9.15pm

Additional Info

Children: 2 years and under are free of charge (must sit on parents lap). Children 3-14 years pay the child rate
Operated By: Gordon River Cruises