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Leven River Picnic Cruise from Ulverstone

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    What to Expect
    Arrive 10-minutes prior the departure for safety induction. Your cruise departs at the Wharf Road Pontoon, East Ulverstone.

    Experience the Leven River and its history development and settlement as we journey along the river for 8-kilometers upstream, watching out for the elusive Sea Eagles, Azure King Fisher and many more estuary birds. Your luck may be in to sight the shy mysterious Platypus in its natural environment as the cruise peacefully journeys upstream to the exclusive unique historic Leven Park. Leven Park has many historic links to the early cruises of 1880 and 1980's previous cruises, which was abandoned due war and marketing changes.

    On this cruise you will have the opportunity to stroll through the beautiful sanctuary forest of tall eucalyptus, black woods and the amazing large dicksonia antarctica ferns. On the return from the forest walk you will enjoy a picnic lunch whilst resting under the shelter on the banks of the Leven River. You have the option to either bring your own picnic, or choose to be catered for.

    On the return you will have a commentary on the tales true and tall that have lingered on from the past, whilst taking in the tidal river changes and keeping full watch for the elusive animal and bird life on the sanctuary. Ending the cruise into the bay and mouth of the Leven River to enjoy and learn about the remaining military history parks and developments that surround the banks of the Leven River.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Public Pontoon
    Departure Time
    Due to tidal changes, departure times vary greatly day to day. Cruise times vary from 7am - 1:30pm, please reconfirm with your local operator exactly what time has been confirmed for your day of travel
    3h 30m
    Return Details
    You will be returned to the same departure boat ramp
    • Bottled water
    • Picnic Lunch (if option selected)
    • Entry/Admission - Leven River Cruises
    • Souvenir pens (available to purchase)
    • Gratuities
    • Food, unless specified
    • Drinks
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 16 people per booking.
    • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board ( 3 steps down into the vessel) and disembark and be prepared for uneven surfaces at the sites visited which may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great cruise very informative Kim's a great tourist guide & an excellent lady very impressed with the cruise.
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    Response from levenriver, Owner at Leven River Picnic Cruise from Ulverstone
    Responded 1 week ago
    Hi there. Thank you for your lovely review. Thank you for your kind complements. It was wonderful meeting you and taking you upstream of our Leven River sharing our regions history and nature. So please you were impressed with your cruise. We captured some lovely moments and great sightings of the sea eagles and lucky you !! the wedgetail eagles too. The white faced herons were delightful to watch as well. Cheers Kim ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ฆ
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    17 Oct 2019 Kim is very friendly and passionate about the Leven. We enjoyed her stories and history of the area. So much to see, the birdlife, reflections and ancient trees. A fantastic day. Judy and Roger.
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    Response from levenriver, Owner at Leven River Picnic Cruise from Ulverstone
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Judy and Roger. Thank you for your review. It was a delightful day meeting you both. So glad you enjoyed your cruise I love sharing our beautiful river and itโ€™s estuary. Cheers Kim. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ฆ
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    17 Oct 2019: Our host Kim was very informative. We had a terrific day, lunch provided was perfect. Wayne & Gail
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    Response from levenriver, Owner at Leven River Picnic Cruise from Ulverstone
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Hi Wayne and Gail. Thank you for your review, it was lovely meeting you both and so pleased you had a great day and enjoyed your lunch. Cheers Kim. ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ’ฆ
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    Immensely enjoyed the 3.5hr cruise and picnic. Kim has a vast knowledge of the Leven River and surrounding area and related this information with ease during the tour. We especially enjoyed the โ€˜trekโ€™ through the flora prior to our picnic, marvelling at the many aged trees and
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    Response from levenriver, Owner at Leven River Picnic Cruise from Ulverstone
    Responded 15 Jan 2019
    Thank you for your supporting review, I am so happy that you enjoyed your cruise. It is great pleasure to share the local history and to show off the sanctuaryโ€™s features and animal life. So lovely to meet you and once again thank you for your patronage. ๐Ÿ˜Š
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    Kim took just the 2 of us on a cold winters day. We were surprised at her willingness to do this for such a small number of people. We had a wonderful and interesting trip. Lots of stories and Kim clearly loves her work and the whole area. It was so good to know that the
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    Response from levenriver, Owner at Leven River Picnic Cruise from Ulverstone
    Responded 3 Aug 2018
    Hi Di, it was a real pleasure taking the two of you up the magnificent Leven River. The river is worth sharing to all from 1 to 16 passengers. It is an amazing small river, it is my motto to take all whether there is only 1 passenger or more. Thank you for you supportive feed back it was a joyous day, winter cruises are spectacular. ๐Ÿ˜Š ๐ŸŸโ›ต๏ธ๐Ÿฆ…
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