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Gordon River Cruises

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Address: Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
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+61 3 6471 4300
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Gordon River Cruises is an award winning wilderness experience in the...

Gordon River Cruises is an award winning wilderness experience in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Departing from Strahan on Tasmania's west coast, Gordon River Cruises offers half day cruises on the Gordon River aboard its sleek, purpose built tour vessel.

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Christmas Day on The Gordon River

The trip was great the scenery was amazing. The staff were fabulous especially as it was their Christmas Day too. An interesting tour of Sarah Island included.

Reviewed 29 December 2016
Marcia F
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The trip was great the scenery was amazing. The staff were fabulous especially as it was their Christmas Day too. An interesting tour of Sarah Island included.

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Marcia F Thanks for giving us the opportunity to host you on Christmas day and for your positive review. regards Brad Coelho More 

Portland, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We went on the afternoon highlights cruise. The scenery was beautiful, friendly staff and interesting history along the way. I would recommend bringing some of your own snacks as there were limited offerings on board. I paid a premium for window seating but it probably wasn't required as we ended up siting in some spare seating in the middle of... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Emma0112255408 Thanks for taking the time to post your review, its great to read you had an enjoyable experience on board the Lady Jane Franklin II. regards Brad Coelho More 

Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Yesterday my husband and I went on this tour, starting at 8.30 am and finishing approximately 2 pm. We purchased the Captain's Premier Upper Deck which was perfect (having said that the lower deck had big windows for viewing too). Very smooth cruising as well. Our first stop was a beautiful easy walk at Heritage Landing which was pathways winding... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Makingmemories13 Thanks for your positive and detail review. The team take great pride to ensure they deliver a memorable experience on board the Lady Jane Franklin II. regards Brad Coelho More 

Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

What a journey. Beautiful scenery, excellent five star service. The Lady Jane 2 is a lovely boat. The guide on Sarah Island was informative and funny. We paid the extra for the Captains upper deck and it was worth every penny! The food was good too. Overall a 10/10 day! Highly recommend.

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Virginia N Thank you so much for your positive review, our captains upper deck seating is the way to go as its an all inclusive package complemented by a team that really love their job. regards Brad Coelho More 

Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Most amazing breathtaking scenery you will see. The beautiful little Sarah Island tour is so interesting and fascinating. The stopover there is very short though. Wonderfully friendly and helpful crew. The lunch was very generous and delicious although the lack of free coffee, tea or juice at lunch is a bit on the stingy side.

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi David S Thank you for your review and for your positive feedback. We are so lucky to have a UNESCO world heritage area on our door step. regards Brad More 

West Australia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

My husband and I booked in for the cheaper and more time friendly afternoon "highlights" cruise. We took the upgrade to the Captain's Lounge which is well worth the extra few bucks! Great sights, comfy seats with easy views, a free drink, delightful afternoon tea and yummy tastings of fresh smoked trout! The commentary on board was entertaining and interesting... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Nefertitisdream Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Its great to read you enjoyed our afternoon highlights cruise which is shorter then our morning cruise which gives you the opportunity to still have dinner or take in a magnificent sunset on deck at View 42 Restaurant and Lounge bar. regards Brad Coelho More 

Hobart
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51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

What a fantastic day aboard the Lady Franklin 2, the staff were exceptional,friendly, knowledgeable and good fun. Special mention to Errol & Jo for a great job. The scenery and tour were excellent, it was a fantastic day with great food & wine. I would highly recommend paying the extra to gain access to the Captains deck, this gives you... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi WEZ3 Thanks for your positive review. The team take great pride to ensure they deliver a memorable experience and Jo and Errol do it well. regards Brad Coelho More 

Perth, Australia
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Everything about this trip was fabulous! Definitely worth paying extra to sit on Captains Deck and enjoying food and views. So glad the environmentalists fought to keep Gordon River back in the early '80's what a beautiful part of the earth!

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Julie B Thanks for taking the time to post your positive review its so great to read you had an enjoyable experience on board the Lady Jane Franklin II. regards Brad Coelho More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2016

never been on a cruise up a river before, loved the trip terrific guide on Sarah Island, made it come alive expensive but a great day out simple but nice salad lunch included

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi bristoltraveller3236 I'm glad to read you had an enjoyable experience on board the Lady Jane Franklin II and the team where able to look after you. regards Brad Coelho More 

Gunning, New South Wales, Australia
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91 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2016

This was a great and varied experience. Getting through Hell's Gate, briefly onto the ocean, then back via the fish farms though the vastness of the harbour, then on to the nature of the river and finally to Sarah Island, was unmissable. The crew were helpful and efficient and the commentary worthwhile and sustaining over a five hour period. The... More 

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Brad C, General Manager at Gordon River Cruises, responded to this review

Hi Michael C Thank you for your review. The team take great pride to ensure they deliver a memorable experience for all our guests. regards Brad Coelho More 

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