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Gordon River cruise mid August

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Gordon River cruise mid August

We will be in Cradle Mountain for 2 nights on 22 and 23 August and then I have 2 nights spare before heading back to Hobart for a week. I was wondering if we should pre book the Gordon River cruise and accommodation in Strahan for those 2 nights or wait and see what the weather is like in case it is too cold or bad weather. If we don't do the cruise, should we still stay in Strahan or look at going somewhere else instead? Other places we are staying prior to Cradle Mountain are Bicheno, George Town, Stanley and then Hobart for a week at the end of our holiday to explore the south.

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1. Re: Gordon River cruise mid August

Even if the weather is not so good, the cruise is still amazing. I'd recommend just doing it regardless.

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2. Re: Gordon River cruise mid August

If you have two nights, go via Strahan. As Haydn says, the boat trip is still worthwhile regardless of the weather. It's cosy inside the boat.

It would be best to book a day or two ahead.


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3. Re: Gordon River cruise mid August

You basically need two nights in Strahan to do the cruise. It leaves early enough and concludes late enough to prevent coming/going from/to anywhere of any substance. The cruise itself is pretty good with Sarah Island being the winner. As far as the cleanest air in the world goes..... hard to say with all that perfume in the air

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4. Re: Gordon River cruise mid August

Hi Darceeboy, I have stood on Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour with the sleet coming in sideways, and yet the river was like glass, loved it.

Safe travels - Robert

Edited: 2:20 am, July 12, 2013
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