Strahan

Strahan - Western Wilderness - Tasmania

Feel a million miles away in Strahan, (pronounced Strawn) this peaceful harbour town is the embodiment of a fishing village on Tasmania's wild west coast, four and a half hours drive from Hobart. Rising above its past, notorious for its cruel penal colony on Sarah island, Strahan has much to offer its visitors amidst the tranquil beauty of Tasmania's natural assets. Cruise the famous Gordon River where passengers are immersed into Tasmania's World Heritage Area of lush wilderness and a stop at Sarah Island gives us a glimpse back into the logging days of Huon Pine for shipbuilding.

Relax with a cup of tea amidst the blooms of vibrant gardens and Magnolia trees at Ormiston House or get the adrenalin pumping aboard a jetboat as you streak across the King River.

Discover what this community is really made of with a tour of the visitor centre displaying the towns fight to save the Franklin River from being dammed. Celebrate the survival of this popular river and head to Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park for canoeing, whitewater rafting and hiking in this World Heritage listed area.

A relaxing journey aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway will impress even the most discerning traveller, passing by an impenetrable screen of foliage and over a multitude of bridges from Queenstown to Strahan. Walk the 36 kilometres of sand on Tasmania's longest beach and get your backside duneside for a rush like no other at Henty Sand Dunes.


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Towns surrounding Strahan


Cradle Mountain Western Wilderness
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Mole Creek Western Wilderness
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Queenstown Western Wilderness
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Rosebery Western Wilderness
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Waratah Western Wilderness
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Zeehan Western Wilderness
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