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Gordon River Cruise from Strahan

Both tours take place aboard Spirit of the Wild, a spacious, catamaran specially designed to travel smoothly on the Gordon River and fitted with a unique hybrid propulsion system that allows you to cruise quietly on the Gordon River. When booking your morning or afternoon cruise, you have three seating options to choose from: Main Deck Central, Main Deck Window or Premier Upper Deck. Morning cruise (6 hours): Depart Strahan and pass by Hells Gates, a narrow opening where the Southern Ocean meets Macquarie Harbour. As you take in the small gap—just 240 feet (80 meters)—it’s not hard to see how it got its ominous name from early sailors. Then head across the harbour, passing fish farms and then making your way to the lower reaches of the Gordon River as you cruise quietly under the power of Spirit of the Wild's unique hybrid propulsion system. Take in views of the ancient rainforest landscape of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Disembark at Heritage Landing for a walk through the forest to see a variety of trees, including leatherwoods and a unique species of pine. Stroll down a raised boardwalk, and arrive at a 2,000-year-old Huon pine that fell to the ground but still grows saplings. Then visit Sarah Island, a former penal colony from the 1820s and 1830s, and watch a theatrical presentation to learn about its history, including how the island was once an important Australian shipyard, where the boats were built by convicts. When you’re on board the boat, you are welcome to visit the deck for fresh air and views, or admire the display of photos and maps. Enjoy lunch according to your tour option selected. Your cruise ends with return to Strahan. Afternoon cruise (3.5 hours - peak season only): Setting off from Strahan, glide through Macquarie Harbour to the Gordon River, where the boat will slow for your leisurely trip up the river, cruising into the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Spot an ancient Huon pine tree on the water, and hear narration from your guides about the history characters of the region. See native leatherwood trees along the riverbank in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and enjoy a taste of leatherwood honey. Take a look at fish farms that supply Tasmania with ocean trout and salmon, and then head toward the entrance of the harbour for a look at Hells Gates, the sometimes-hazardous opening where the harbor and ocean meet. Your cruise ends when you return to Strahan.

$515.73 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Best of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

Day 1: HOBART > STRAHANWe leave Hobart and drive through the Derwent Valley – travelling east to west across the island.You’ll see the beautiful Russell Falls, walk among the Mt Field National Park Tall Trees, and visitAustralia’s deepest freshwater lake, Lake St Clair. Explore the pristine Franklin-Gordon Wild RiverNational Park and end the day in Strahan.Overnight: StrahanDay 2: WILD WEST COASTIn the untouched wilderness of Tasmania’s West Coast we will explore the shifting sands of HentyDunes. Then we continue into the Tarkine Rainforest and walk to Tasmania’s highest waterfall –Montezuma Falls. Or you can choose to join the world famous Gordon River Cruise (optional, at yourown expense).Overnight: Strahan (Breakfast)Day 3: CRADLE MOUNTAIN > LAUNCESTONAround 950m above sea level is the World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Claire NationalPark, where you choose a walk to suit you. With an extensive range of tracks, stroll around DoveLake or challenge yourself with a hike to Marion’s Lookout. A short drive takes us through Sheffield,the ‘town of murals’, to Launceston.Overnight: Launceston (Breakfast)Day 4: LAUNCESTON > BICHENOWe make our way to the East Coast and the beautiful Bay of Fires. If the conditions are right, this is the perfect place for a swim. Tasmania’s most scenic coastal drive takes you from St Helens to Bicheno, where we visit a wildlife sanctuary to meet the iconic Tasmanian devil. Tonight, you may want to join an evening viewing of the Little Penguins (optional at your own expense and seasonal).Overnight: Bicheno (Breakfast)Day 5: FREYCINET NATIONAL PARK > HOBARTAn early start means we are the first to the Wineglass Bay lookout, beating the crowds and the heat for that postcard photo. Relax on the secluded beach or choose the more challenging Mt Amos or Hazards Beach walk. We continue further along the scenic east coast via the seaside towns of Swansea and Orford as we make our way to Hobart.(Breakfast)

$500.89 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Lap of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

Day one: Russell Falls, Lake St Clair & Mount Field National Park: An epic day in spectacular World Heritage wilderness with impressive waterfalls, stunning mountain top views and Tasmanian wildlife – in the wild! Lunch at Lake St Clair, take in Tasmania’s hydro heritage at Tarraleah and watch the sunset over Lake Rosebery. Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms and shared bathroom rooms), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (ensuite rooms) Day 2: Montezuma Falls, Strahan & Henty Dunes: This is one of the only tour operators that takes you to Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest waterfall. Wander through ancient rainforests, enjoy lunch in beautiful Strahan and then run wild on the giant Henty sand dunes. Best jumping photos ever! Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms and shared bathroom rooms), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (ensuite rooms) Day 3: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Honey & Salmon Tasting: Cradle Mountain is spectacular - and you have plenty of time to enjoy it. Take it in with a quiet stroll or choose a more challenging hike – the choice is yours. Sheffield, the town of murals, is the lunch stop. Later on you taste honey and sample delicious hot smoked salmon. At the end of the day we visit Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge. Overnight – Launceston Backpackers (dorms and shared bathroom rooms), Batman Fawkner Hotel (ensuite rooms)  Day 4: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting & Bicheno: The Bay of Fires has to be seen to be believed – consistently rated as one of the world's best beaches, it's a place that everyone loves but few have visited. On the way there you will taste some great local cheese from Pyengana. Later you'll have a chance to try some fantastic Tasmanian oysters. Tonight you can walk to the beach to see little penguins come ashore. Overnight: Seaview @ Bicheno (dorms), Silversands (double/twins and ensuites) Day 5: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park & Kate's Berry Farm: Today you'll have the opportunity to visit a wildlife sanctuary to see the rescued animals, including the Tasmanian Devil (extra cost). After that you visit the Freycinet National Park and famous Wineglass Bay. With hours to explore, you can go up for a dramatic view or down to the gleaming white beach. In the afternoon you drive down the coast, with a stop at famous Kate's Berry Farm.

$325.76 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day West Coast Tasmania Tour from Hobart Including Cradle Mountain, Montezuma Falls and Strahan

Day 1: Russell Falls, Lake St Clair and Mount Field National ParkAfter meeting your guide at your centrally located Hobart hotel, travel towards Russell Falls and experience the spectacular World Heritage wilderness and incredible waterfalls. This picture perfect stop is located in Mt Field National Park, an easy walk through the forest. You may even be lucky enough to spot Tasmanian wildlife before you stop to take in the stunning mountain top views.Next, stop for lunch at Lake St Clair before heading to one of Tasmania’s small hydro heritage towns, Tarraleah before watching the sunset over Lake Rosebery.Day 2: Montezuma Falls, Strahan & Henty DunesAs you wake this morning, prepare yourself for an incredible experience as you head off to the Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest waterfall. Starting from Williamstown you'll take a 3-hour walk along a level track towards the 450-feet (140-meter) cascading waterfall. Wander back along the track through the ancient rainforest before enjoying a delicious lunch (own expense) in the beautiful small town of Strahan. Here you'll have spare time to wander the town or run wild on the giant Hendy sand dunes, the largest dune field in Tasmania.Day 3: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Salmon Tasting & Cataract GorgeToday head to Cradle Mountain where you'll have time to take a quiet stroll through the wild landscape or take on a more challenging hike up the mountain for the incredible views. Next, visit Sheffield, the town of murals where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch (own expense) followed by hot smoked salmon tasting.Finish of the day visiting Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge, just a short 15-minute walk from the city center.The tour ends in Launceston at 6pm (optional transfer available back to Hobart at extra cost)

$686.40 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tasmania 7-Day Tour: Bruny Island, Cradle Mtn, Wineglass Bay

Day 1: Richmond, Port Arthur and Tasman PeninsulaStart in Richmond, then travel to the Tasman Peninsula and the former prison settlement of Port Arthur, where you will spend three hours with a walking tour and harbor cruise. Admire the view of Eaglehawk Neck and enjoy walking to the Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen & Waterfall Bay in the Tasman National Park. On the way back to Hobart taste delicious Federation Chocolate. Overnight – Hobart Hostel Day 2: Russell Falls, Lake St Clair and World Heritage WildernessThe highlight today is the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, with walks to Russell Falls and panoramic views at Donaghy’s Hill. Lunch at Lake St Clair, take in Tasmania’s hydro heritage at Tarraleah and watch the sunset over Lake Rosebery. Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms & hostel doubles), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (motel rooms) Day 3: Montezuma Falls, Strahan and Henty DunesVisits Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest. Wander through ancient rain forests, enjoy lunch in Strahan and run on the giant Henty sand dunes.Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms & hostel doubles), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (motel rooms) Day 4: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Honey and Salmon TastingEnjoy the Cradle Mountains on an easy walk or a challenging hike. Stop for lunch in Sheffield, the town of murals.Taste honey and sample delicious hot smoked salmon, then visit Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge.Overnight :Launceston Backpackers (dorms & hostel doubles), Batman Fawkner Hotel Day 5: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting and BichenoThe Bay of Fires is consistently rated as one of the world's best beaches. On the way there taste delicious cheese at Pyengana. Walk to the beach to see penguins come ashore.Overnight: Seaview at Bicheno (dorms), Silversands (double/twins and motel rooms) Day 6: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park and Kate's Berry FarmVisit a wildlife sanctuary to see rescued animals, including the Tasmanian Devil (own expense). Visit famous Wineglass Bay, in the Freycinet National Park. Walk up Mt Amos or down to the beach, then visit Kate's Berry Farm. Overnight: Hobart Hostel Day 7: Bruny Island to HobartTaste Bruny Island cheese and walk to the Neck Lookout at the center of the island for panoramic views. At Cape Bruny, walk to the lighthouse and watch the surf. At Adventure Bay, choose between a Bruny Island Cruise (own expense) or the Fluted Cape walk. On the way back to the ferry, there is an opportunity to purchase fantastic local oysters.Please Note: The order of touring may vary depending on day of the week.

$74.21 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bonnet Island Wildlife Cruise from Strahan

Meet your local guide in Strahan then set out by fast boat to Bonnet Island. Hear informative commentary as you glide over the ocean to the small island where the world’s smallest penguin species nest in a thriving colony. You'll get the rare opportunity to set foot on Bonnet Island to see the pint-size penguins.Once your boat reaches the island, follow your expert guide on land in search of little penguins. Learn about the birds and their habitat while carefully walking about the rocky terrain of the island. If it is dusk, your guide provides special lights that do not disturb the birds. If you're lucky, you get to see the little penguins returning to their nests after a day of hunting for food to feed their young. After exploring, return to the boat where a gourmet platter of cheese, fruit and drinks awaits. While snacking, look out at the Bonnet Island lighthouse and listen to stories about its keepers and their families. Imagine living in this remote area, trying to prevent shipwrecks in stormy conditions. Hop aboard your boat to return to Strahan. Your tour ends when you return to Strahan.Please note: Wear warm clothing and sturdy closed-toe walking shoes. A fleece jacket, warm hat, gloves and waterproof jacket are recommended.