Gordon River Cruises

Immersed in Tasmania's western wilderness

Step aboard Spirit of the Wild and glide through the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Experience the untouched rainforest, rugged history and fascinating characters of Tasmania's west coast.

Our award-winning cruises showcase a remarkable part of the world. Journey back to another time and place on our half-day Gordon River Cruise aboard Spirit of the Wild. Or join us aboard MV Sophia and venture into the human and natural history of the west coast on our small-group tour The Pillinger Explorer.  

Gordon River Cruises wins GOLD at Nationals!

We’re thrilled to announce Gordon River Cruises has been crowned the Tour and Transport Operator of the Year at the 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. The Australian Tourism Awards are the industry’s most premier awards program and anticipated event. 


Our cruises

Landscape view of the mountains & river at Gordon River Cruise

Gordon River Cruise

Cruise aboard Spirit of the Wild on our national award-winning Gordon River Cruise. Experience quiet cruising in 'Whisper Mode' while taking in the tranquil surrounds of the Gordon River.

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People on The Pillinger Explorer tour near Gordon River Cruise

The Pillinger Explorer

The Pillinger Explorer is a small-group tour that takes guests deep into the Tasmanian wilderness to discover the sights and stories of the historical town of Pillinger on the shores of Macquarie Harbour.

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Lighthouse on the island near Gordon River Cruise

Evening Dinner Cruise

Join our summer Evening Dinner Cruise, including visits to the Gordon River, Heritage Landing, Sarah Island, Hells Gates for sunset and a full dinner experience while on board.

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Cruise ship experience in Gordon River near Gordon River Cruise

Private Charters

If you want the personal experience of a private charter to explore the majesty and wonder of this part of the west coast, invite your friends, family, teammates or colleagues aboard Spirit of the Wild or MV Sophia.

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Spirit of the Wild is unlike any vessel to cruise on the Gordon River. She features a unique hybrid-propulsion system, making for a near-silent experience in the enchanting wilderness.  

Our sleek and high-speed MV Sophia caters for 10 passengers and is ideal for boutique Tasmanian seafood experiences, fishing charters and for our intimate tours to explore the historical township of Pillinger.


A boat stationing on a Lake near Gordon River Cruise
Couple at the Tasmanian Wilderness near Gordon River Cruise


The UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area covers 1.6 million hectares of our west coast. It is one of the last expanses of temperate wilderness in the world and covers a number of parks and reserves across Tasmania. 



Cruising on the Gordon River hasn't always looked this way. We are incredibly priviledged to be part of our river's history, to share her stories and to help preserve this magical place for generations to come.


People enjoying the mountain view from Gordon River Cruise

Special offers

A plane flying through the mountains near Gordon River Cruise

Fly & Cruise Package

Experience the incredible western wilds from the air and water. Together with Par Avion, we have brought you the ultimate wilderness day tour departing from Hobart

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Houses in the village near Gordon River Cruise

Staying in Strahan

There are a number of accommodation options in Strahan. Stay in the heart of our charming town at Strahan Village, located within walking distance of restaurants, attractions and activities such as Gordon River Cruises and The Ship That Never Was.