Wild Rivers Jet
Join Wild Rivers Jet for an exhilarating 50-minute trip through the magnificent rain-forested gorges of the west coast's amazing King River.
View stands of ancient Huon pines and discover the area's fascinating past, when copper laden trains of the West Coast Wilderness Railway puffed through the once bustling river port of Teepookana, now just a ghost town.
You can now experience this famous journey for yourself.
To experience the river's awesome legacy of 100 years of mining is simply a must; a haunting spectacle! Travel in comfort and safety aboard our exciting Hi-Performance Jet Boats, all powered by eager Chevrolet V-8 engines coupled to Hamilton units.
We cater for up to 10 passengers per trip and a comprehensive commentary is provided.
Hourly departures from Strahan wharf.
Ask about our special family fare.
Please select a tour service below to find out more information:
- 50 Minute King River Jet Boat Ride Tour
- Teepookana Plateau Connection Tour.
An exhilarating trip through the magnificent rainforest gorges of the stunning King River. Marvel at stands of ancient Huon pines, and discover the areas fascinating past, when copper-laden trains rattled through the once bustling river port of Teepookana, now just a ghost town.
The life in the river has been destroyed by mining pollution but youll see bizarre, haunting and beautiful scenery along the way and perhaps some scientists studying how to clean up the water.
View the rain-forested gorges of the King River, the restored Abt Railway formation and the remains of the once bustling river port of Teepookana. See stands of Huon Pines along the river banks. Travel in safety and comfort in our exciting hi-performance jet boats.
This tour includes all that the 50 minute option has to offer plus a short four wheel drive trip to Teepookana Plateau. You can spend around a half hour strolling through the mature Huon Pine Forest and visit a lofty viewing tower for superb 360 degree views. Visit a Piners' Hut for an insight into the lives of loggers of yester-year. Inspect a Forestry Tasmania's Huon Pine salvage coups and subsequent forest rehabilitation.
- Waiting Area
- Jet Boating
- Nature based
- Water based