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“The best experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of World Heritage Cruises

World Heritage Cruises
The Esplanade, Strahan, Tasmania 7468, Australia
+61 3 6471 7174
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Owner description: Cruise the Gordon River with the local family owned and operated World Heritage Cruises.Cruises depart Strahan daily at 9amAttractions include, Hells Gates, Atlantic salmon fish farms,Sarah Island, The Gordon River and a Huon pine sawmill.
Devonport, Australia
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“The best experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

What a fantastic day out with these guys, friendly, proffesional and well worth whatever priced trip you do. The food was fantastic and plentiful and the cleanliness of the boat was second to none.
We chose World Heritage Cruises because they are locally owned and operated and on the advice of friends who had done the cruise before and we were not let down !!
Will definately do it again one day, thank you for a great experince.

Visited January 2014
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Perth, Western Australia
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“Makes you grateful the Gordon River has been preserved”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We were unsure which Gordon River cruise to take but once we arrived from Queenstown, the World Heritage Cruise was leaving in 10 minutes. The boat itself is very comfortable with numbered seating and several different options offered (by the windows, family seating with tables in the middle and upper level). When the captain started the commentary we nearly thought it was a recording, that's not to say it was boring or mundane. His voice was very easy to listen to and the history, facts and figures he provided were excellent. We really liked the fact he gave the references for his material at the end of the cruise. They also have a great mini library and I enjoyed reading the history of the huon pine.
The buffet lunch was included in the ticket cost, and staff took the trouble to ask if there were any dietary restrictions etc. The crew were very polite and professional. When I ordered a cup of tea the lady (who later took the Heritage Landing Walking tour) told me to see her if I needed assistance during the cruise. The Heritage Walk in the wilderness forrest was excellent too.
Unfortunately the weather wasn't the best - some rain and clouds - but if you come to this area and miss the Gordon River cruise it's like going to Rome and not seeing the Colosseum.
As we left the cruiser most of the crew lined up and greeted us, which was a nice touch. Don't miss this outing; the ticket cost is high but not exorbitant, definitely worth it.

Visited January 2014
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Brisbane
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“A fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We chose this company to support local business as it is a family run cruise and we were pleased with our choice. The booking at the centre was pleasant and informative with our questions answered and advice given. We were advised to try the afternoon cruise as it was not heavily booked and with the long twilight it proved to be a winner.We chose to middle level price and this was fine. As you can move through the boat and roam you are able to secure great viewing opportunities. [Roaming on all decks is not an option on the competition boat.- you must stay where you pay for]
The boat went into the ocean past Hells gates etc for the first time in 2 weeks as the weather was perfect.
The tour of Sarah Island was interesting but the female guide who was a closet actor overdid the theatrics a little in place of solid historical fact. I was pleased it didn't go for much longer as she became annoying. Sarah Island has a rich convict history and worth the time to explore.
The tour of the rainforest was great and the guide was very knowledgeable and allowed people to enjoy while being available to answer questions etc. Viewing at this time of day was quite magical, particularly the return along the river as dusk fell.
The buffet dinner consisted of cold meats/ salmon and fresh salads with cheese and biscuits. There was plenty of food available. Drinks could be purchased from the bar.
Yes it is an expensive activity but one well worth it.

Visited January 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“World class tourist attraction”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This family operated cruise was very professionally run and there were a variety of experiences to be savoured throughout the 6 hour cruise. It encompassed a distance of travelling 150 km through Macquarie Harbour and the Gordon River with a well timed tour of Sarah Island and lively commentary. The buffet lunch included delicious Tassie smoked salmon and Tassie Brie. After lunch we stopped off at Heritage Landing and we took a half hour walk through the dense rainforest which was most fascinating. Upon disembarking there was still more! We were entertained with another lively commentary and a demonstration at Morrison's Huon Pine Saw Mill. It was an expensive day but well worth the cost for a full day of enjoying the pristine landscape in a most relaxing way as well as learning so much about the history of this region. If you love Australian history, then this experience really brings it alive!

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Sydney, Australia
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“Excellent cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We had a fantastic day on the cruise. We were blessed with great weather and were able to go out through Hells Gates up to Cape Sorell lighthouse which was a real highlight. The tour of Sarah Island was very entertaining and informative. The lunch was pretty good. It was a fairly expensive day for a family, but was worthwhile.

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