How could any visit to Tasmania be complete without a cruise on the world-famous Gordon River? The fight to save this natural treasure in the early 1980s attracted international attention and support. It's not hard to understand why. The mirror-like waters of the Gordon River meander down from their source in the Central Highlands, through a breathtaking World Heritage riverscape of temperate rainforest and mountain crag, to the Macquarie Harbour. However, there's a lot more on your Gordon River cruise route than World Heritage wilderness. On Gordon River Cruises you will see Hell's Gate where the harbour opens to the Southern Ocean, Tasmania's world-renowned salmon farms, and you'll visit notorious Sarah Island, the feared penal colony. Walk among the ruins and hear your guide bring the past alive with astonishing stories of when convicts built ships from precious Huon pine.