Discover the beauty of the Gordon River and small town of Strahan on a full-day tour by air to Tasmania’s west coast. From Hobart, take a scenic flight to Strahan, and then transfer to a catamaran for a 5.5-hour Gordon River cruise. You’ll see Hells Gates, Macquarie Harbour and pristine rainforest, and you'll stop for a walking tour of Sarah Island. Explore Strahan during a little free time on this small-group tour limited to 14 people, providing a more intimate experience.
After early morning pickup from your Hobart hotel, you're transferred to the airport for your 50-minute flight to Strahan, located 186 miles (300 km) away on the west coast of Tasmania.
Travel in a small plane with an expert pilot who shares informative commentary about the landscape below. As you fly over the central highlands toward the island’s rugged west coast, take in views of the lushly forested wilderness that surrounds Macquarie Harbour and the town of Strahan.
When you land, board a luxury catamaran for a 5.5-hour cruise on the Gordon River, part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Soak up the spectacular scenery from a comfortable premium seat next to full-length viewing windows. You'll feel the power of the Southern Ocean as you cruise near Hells Gates, the treacherous entrance to Macquarie Harbour. Then glide up the waterways of the river, passing ancient rainforests and salmon and trout farms. Stop at Sarah Island for a walking tour with your guide to learn about the history of this notoriously brutal former penal colony, and see its remaining ruins before checking out a 2,000-year-old Huon pine tree.
Throughout the cruise, your experienced guide provides commentary about the history, people and wildlife of the area while you float through one of the most pristine temperate rainforests remaining in the world. You’ll also enjoy a chef-prepared Tasmanian buffet lunch on the boat.
When you return to Strahan, enjoy two hours of leisure time to explore the picturesque town on your own. Then return by air to Hobart, where your day trip ends with hotel drop-off.