The Winter Wild West Bucket List Tour
After you arrive in Hobart and have wandered the city streets and eaten at our world class eateries, it is time to jump on a flight from Hobart to Strahan. This flight takes a bit over an hour and will take you across magnificent mountain ranges, valleys and lakes. You have the option to land on Gordon River & Sir John Falls for a Gourmet Picnic Lunch or fly direct to Strahan. After arrival at the small harbour side village, you’ll be transferred to your warm and comfortable accommodation.
This small village of fishermen is surrounded by 19 national parks and regional reserves. Tasmania is 45 percent national wildlife parks and preserves, so it’s hard not to stumble upon one. Strahan is rapidly becoming commonplace on many a bucket list for a remote, adventurous getaway. Gordon River Cruises will provide a seemingly endless day of breathtaking views, complete with a tour through the notorious prison ruiins on Sarah Island. Consider explore the dunes in an ATV! Whether your preference is to dine on fresh seafood or sip sparkling wine, Strahan is a gem of a harbour side community thriving with outdoor activities.
Gordon River Cruises
The Gordon River is one of our natural wonders and an amazing location for a wilderness cruise. From deep within the Tasmanian UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area it winds its way through the rainforest to arrive at the wide expanse of Macquarie Harbour, then through the narrow entrance of Hells Gates into the Southern Ocean.
West Coast Wilderness Railway
The West Coast Wilderness Railway carves its way through thick rainforest on the west coast of Tasmania and takes you to wild locations otherwise inaccessible. The original locomotives runs 35 kilometres on 1897 built railway track and takes you through gorges, up steep grades, past historical markers and to incredible wilderness vantage points between the towns of Queenstown and Strahan, and is of important historical significance for the area.
Two options, fly back or jump in either a luxury European car or an American muscle car and take your time as you wind your way back through historical mining country and the Hydro Electric Schemes. Then meet the magnificent Derwent River following it all the way through windy and rich farmland before arriving in Hobart.