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Cruising the wild West Coast

Cruising the wild West Coast

In partnership with World Heritage Cruises.

World Heritage Cruises is a family-owned and operated business on the West Coast of Tasmania, offering tours to the iconic Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park aboard its vessel – otherwise known as Harbour Master II. 

The big red boat departs Strahan at 9 am daily. The business owners have been cruising these waters for five generations, and their legendary West Coast hospitality sets this wilderness cruise experience apart from the rest, ensuring that you experience a truly authentic view of this very unique part of Australia.

Harbour Master II is a state-of-the-art cruise boat built in Tasmania. It is big and spacious, and offers uninterrupted views across all levels, meaning there is literally no bad seat on board! After the captain gives a run-down on what the day will entail, he then invites you to enjoy all of Harbour Master II as if it’s your own! World Heritage Cruises run an ‘open boat policy’, which means you can even enter the wheelhouse and talk face-to-face with the skipper while he navigates Macquarie Harbour, Hells Gates and the majestic Gordon River.

The big red boat cruises quickly and with ease, covering the vast expanse of Macquarie Harbour (which is six times the size of Sydney Harbour) at speed and in comfort. Outdoor viewing decks allow you to get up close and personal with all the cruise has to offer.

A cruise aboard Harbour Master II takes in the sights of Hells Gates, a guided walk around the penal settlement of Sarah Island, as well as a boardwalk at Heritage Landing among ancient forests.

A delicious individually served lunch of Tasmanian produce welcomes a quiet serene cruise up the glassy waters of the Gordon River, with expansive scenes of ancient rainforest that blankets the shores and valleys of the mighty Gordon.

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