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Strahan

8.30am | 10/08

You’re invited on a special Gordon River Cruise, where Associate Professor Catriona MacLeod will join the cruise guides to add to the scientific commentary about Tasmania’s west coast and the Tasmanian UNESCO Wilderness World Heritage Area.
Departs from the main wharf in Strahan.

About the Gordon River Cruise

Cruising aboard Spirit of the Wild on our national award-winning Gordon River Cruise, you will experience quiet cruising with electric motors while taking in the tranquil surrounds of the Gordon River. Our dedicated guides and character-based interpretation will take you through the history of this remarkable place as you cruise across Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and then on to the Gordon River. Click here for a virtual tour of Spirit of the Wild and click here for a downloadable route map and tour description.

About Associate Professor Catriona MacLeod

Catriona is originally from the Highlands of Scotland but fell in love with Tasmania when she got a 2 year contract to work here in 1997. She has moved from industry to research, from the central highlands to Hobart (about as cosmopolitan as she wants to get) and has been working for many years on how to improve marine environmental management and inform truly sustainable development. She has a passion for helping people understand the science around these issues. Originally a benthic ecologist, working on sediments and the animals that live in them, she has worked in Tassie with CSIRO on introduced marine pests, in the Derwent on heavy metal contamination and on developing risk appropriate monitoring and management for salmon farming. She is currently Head of the Ecology and Biodiversity Centre within IMAS, and sits on a range of local, national and international management advisory committees and boards where she provides input on optimal environmental monitoring and management for a broad range of activities in marine and coastal areas.

How to Book

Book the Gordon River Cruise (making sure to select Tuesday 10 August) here, or call (03) 6471 4300.

Gordon River Cruise

Cruising aboard Spirit of the Wild on our national award-winning Gordon River Cruise, you will experience quiet cruising with electric motors while taking in the tranquil surrounds of the Gordon River. Our dedicated guides and character-based interpretation will take you through the history of this remarkable place as you cruise across Macquarie Harbour to Hells Gates and then on to the Gordon River. Click here for a virtual tour of Spirit of the Wild and click here for a downloadable route map and tour description.

The Tassie Science Road Trip is presented by Beaker Street Festival in partnership with