Land on the Gordon River

add on to your reservation

Seaplane Experience landing on upper Gordon River



This experience is exclusive to The Woodbridge and can only be booked directly through our reservations portal.


Up to 4 persons + Private Pilot & Wilderness Picnic


After breakfast,  Henry will swoop down and collect you from the private river pontoon in front of The Woodbridge.


Take off flying upstream following the river towards the mountain wilderness and the upper Gordon River.


The Gordon (and Franklin) River was the site of protests 1978-83 to stop the building of a dam on the upper reaches of the Gordon River. In the 1960s-70s, three dams were built flooding pristine wilderness surrounding Lake Pedder, to which there was a growing outcry.

The protesters garnered widespread public support throughout Australia, and even overseas, and obtained an undertaking from Bob Hawke that he would stop the dam if he was elected as Prime Minister.


He was, and the dam on the Gordon River never eventuated.


The upper reaches of the Gordon, where your seaplane lands, is spectacular. But even more spectacular is the landing itself … landing on any river is a thrill, but landing here is something else again!


Trees and gorges tower above as you taxi along the river to a small landing from which you will walk through pristine wilderness to Sir John Falls.

Tarry a while to drink it all in – Henry will have a gourmet picnic hamper in case you are peckish, and I expect a bottle of premium Taste wine as well.


Treading the paths less trodden is often claimed, but seldom achieved. If is so special to be here, where so few have gone before.


The back to the seaplane for the flight ‘home’ to The Woodbridge.


This experience is for up to 4 persons accompanied by a private pilot and guide.

Book the experience as an ADD ON to your room reservation. Please supply your weights in the Comments field of your room reservation because the seaplane must register its flight plan, with fuel calculations based on weight.


We will first check that the seaplane and vineyard are available and will contact you when everything is confirmed.


This is a soft adventure nature package, so guests must be prepared for what nature serves up – rain, sun, cold etc. The pilot will determine if bad weather warrants cancelling the trip or not (experience cost will be refunded if the pilot calls the trip off).


No need to drive to the plane’s base or line up with crowds. The seaplane will collect you from The Woodbridge and return transfer you at the end of the experience.


Our experience providers are carefully selected with your safety and satisfaction in mind. They are affable, highly experienced, and have full accreditation and insurance.