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Arthur River Cruises

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Address: Arthur River Road, Arthur River, Tasmania 7330, Australia
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+61 427 885 792
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Enjoy a fun and relaxed day cruising on the 'Red Boat' 14ks up the pristine...

Enjoy a fun and relaxed day cruising on the 'Red Boat' 14ks up the pristine Arthur River. Destination: Turks Landing, set in a stretch of cool temperate rainforest. On the way see awesome white bellied sea eagles pick up fish which the crew float on the water. Further up the river is the sea eagles' amazing nest which was built over 45 years ago and continues to nurture chicks every year.

Hear a wealth of information about why the Arthur River, the only 'wild' river in Tasmania, is so unique and special. See the changes in vegetation along the river banks and learn more about the plants and animals during a guided walk in the rainforest.

A hearty BBQ with salads and wine adds contentment to the day's outing before the leisurely return trip is completed at 3pm.

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Cuzzy

Great cruise these people are friendly and enjoy you on there tour .. The river is amazing to see the Eagles the winding changes on the way. Rob is the most informative and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
JoeyMQLD
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great cruise these people are friendly and enjoy you on there tour .. The river is amazing to see the Eagles the winding changes on the way. Rob is the most informative and knowledgeable person for this area and cruise. The BBQ in the bush perfect and the informative walk even better. Great place to see a must do this... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

We love showing our passengers the beauty of the wild and pristine Arthur River. Thank you for your review and for recommending our cruise. More 

Canberra, Australia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Travelled early May and had good weather. Very competent crew and Rob, the shore guide, was extremely knowledgeable in his field. Lesley was a very gracious hostess and Greg the captain obviously knows the river very well. Lovely lunch after and walk through the forest. Untouched, unlogged, undammed part of Tasmania. Highly recommended.

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Mike, and for recommending our cruise to others. More 

Victoria Point, Australia
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice day out with morning tea and bbq lunch in the pristine wilderness of the Arthur River. Very good and informative talk and walk along the way,recommended.

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for recommending Arthur River Cruises. More 

Perth WA
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63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fantastic day. Very comprehensive information given. Great value. The food was excellent. A top bbq. Loved the onformyive walk. Loved the pet wallabies

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Everyone who cruises the Arthur River on the Red Boat agrees with you, Peter. Thanks for your review. More 

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The red boat. Lesley and Greg made my touring experience of Arthurs River A absolutely delightful experience from the moment of booking to the end of the tour. Feeding of The Sea Eagles was a delightful experience Nice supplied barbecue lunch

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review of your experience cruising the Arthur River on the Red Boat More 

Maroochydore
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a memorable cruise on the pristine Arthur River. Rob and Greg and young Tyrone are very knowledgeable on the history and geography of the area. The boat is delightfully old school timber and was comfortable inside and out. Rob is a fountain of knowledge on the forest and gave a guided tour of a stretch of the upstream... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you! We are delighted to hear that you consider the Arthur River and information on the cruise to be 'one of the best'. More 

Gold Coast, Australia
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327 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoy the five hour Tarkine Red Boat Cruise on the Arthur River past the confluence of the Arthur and the Frankland Rivers and experience the delightful reflections around every bend of the river. With no destruction of the shoreline from man (i.e: farming, logging etc) the Arthur River would have to be one of the most beautiful pristine rivers in... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Many thanks for your 10/10 review! More 

Katikati, New Zealand
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102 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great cruise with great tour guides, with great humour rolled in.All very down to earth, not a modern cruise boat but very much fitting onto the river cruise. Morning tea or coffee serviced to you where you sat. A very tastie BBQ lunch had by as all. Overall a great day out, well worth the time and a must... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. More 

Greater Adelaide, Australia
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The guys running this cruise make a wonderful trip into something unforgettable. As well as relaxing it had stunningly beautiful scenery, a gorgeous rainforest walk and fun (not to mention yummy hot chocolate to warm us up). Thankyou Rob and Greg

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and glad you enjoyed the hot chocolate! More 

Launceston, Australia
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to the "Edge of the World" is a quaint red boat which goes up the Arthur River to where it is joined by the Franklin River. The boat is run by Greg and Rob and the whole day is marvellous. The place itself is serene (even in strong winds like today), the sea eagles are superb, the information, stories,... More 

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Lesley F, Owner at Arthur River Cruises, responded to this review

And thanks for your review. it's always a fun day on the river! More 

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