The Arthur River is unique to Tasmania, and the best way to see it is on the M.V. “George Robinson”, a beautiful vessel with old world charm.
The Arthur River is one of the State’s seven major rivers, and is the only Tasmanian river which is completely wild. The Arthur River is 170kms long and has never been logged or dammed. There has not been a hot fire through this part of the Tarkine Wilderness for almost 650 years. The river remains much as it has been for thousands of years.
Enjoy the warm and friendly atmosphere aboard the vessel as she meanders 14 ks up the river, cruising through coastal heath and wet sclerophyll forests before reaching the pristine cool temperate rainforest at Turk’s Landing.
Guests may see or hear a host of bird life including kingfishers, wedge-tail eagles, parrots, robins and water-birds. A major highlight of the cruise is a close-up encounter with white-breasted sea eagles as they swoop near the boat to pluck fish thrown into the water by our crew. Be amazed at the sight of a 48 year old sea eagles’ nest. There are opportunities to spot wildlife such as wallabies, pademelons and spotted quolls.
It’s a truly Tasmanian experience, deep within the Tarkine Wilderness.