Wilderness Cruises Blog

Enjoy our stories of Tasmania's wild west and our wilderness cruises from Strahan

Tasmania's West Coast is a place like no other.  The wilderness here is rugged and the stories that have forged the characters of today run as deep as the cool water of the Gordon River.  Strahan is the western launchpad for the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and we are here to help you explore it.

March 11, 2016

In a significant step forward in the build of our new Gordon River Cruises vessel, Spirit of the Wild was successfully launched onto the water by Richardson Devine Marine during the week of 19 March.

The vessel has been specifically designed to have as little impact on the environment as possible. It has been fitted with both diesel engines and electric motors, meaning that it can switch between one or the other or both, depending on the location of the vessel at the time and the prevailing weather conditions.

When Spirit of the Wild enters the Gordon River the diesel propulsion engines will be switched off, leaving only the electric drive.

We now move into the final installation and testing phase ahead of transportation to Strahan, which is planned for May.

For more details on the vessel and to view videos about the project, click here.