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Strahan

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Strahan

Cruise the Gordon River in the Wild Rivers National Park, ride a steam train through rainforest and taste fresh Tasmanian seafood in this pretty waterfront village.

The pretty village of Strahan, perched on the Macquarie Harbour, is at the heart of some of Tasmania’s most incredible wilderness experiences. Cruise on the pristine Gordon River in the Wild Rivers National Park, learn about the harsh life of a convict at the Macquarie Harbour Penal Station and explore the wilderness by steam train.

Strahan has retained its historic village charm, with 19th-century streetscapes dating from its heyday as the port for the mining and logging industries. Experience the cruise up the Gordon River within the Wild Rivers National Park. Surrounded by ancient rainforest, this pristine waterway was saved from a controversial dam by almost 7 years of protests. It remains a significant ecosystem of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area.

Many cruises stop at the former Macquarie Harbour Penal Station on Sarah Island. The remnants of the penitentiary tell a sad story of harsh sentences served here by convicts as early as 1822. At least one escape from Sarah Island has been reported. On summer evenings, listen to its retelling in a short drama in the auditorium near the West Coast Visitors Centre.

Before the show, spend an hour in the centre learning about the area’s ecology and the culture of the Aboriginal people who lived here as far back as 35,000 years ago. Nearby find a historic sawmill, where you can watch artisan wood turners creating bowls and sculptures from native Huon pine.

Experience the wilderness and incredible views over the King River Gorge on a steam train adventure. Travel in vintage carriages on the restored West Coast Wilderness Railway, originally built in the 1890s.

At the cozy pubs and fine dining establishments around Strahan, taste fresh Tasmanian seafood, from farmed Atlantic salmon and locally caught trout to crayfish and oysters.

Strahan’s nearest city is Devonport, located 3 hours away by car. From Hobart, Strahan is a 4-hour drive. Take a bus between Hobart, Lake St. Clair, Queenstown and Strahan.

BIG4 Strahan Holiday Retreat
BIG4 Strahan Holiday Retreat
3.5 out of 5
8-10 Innes St, Strahan, TAS
The price is AU$119 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Offering direct access to the beach, this Strahan holiday park is in the city centre and within a 15-minute walk of Strahan Golf Club and Strahan Harbour. Hogarth ...
3.9/5Very Good! (673 reviews)
"A great place to stay especially with teenagers, they were able to use the games room and the food at the takeaway was handy and prices were reasonable."

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2021

BIG4 Strahan Holiday Retreat
Strahan Village
Strahan Village
4 out of 5
The Esplanade, Strahan, TAS
The price is AU$124 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Strahan Harbour and Botanical Garden Reserve. Hogarth Falls and Strahan Golf Club are also ...
4/5Very Good! (975 reviews)
"Upgraded to a room on the esplanade. However was very small but close to all facilities."

Reviewed on 30 May 2021

Strahan Village
GG gateway to the Gordon
GG gateway to the Gordon
3 out of 5
Grining St, Off The Esplanade, Strahan, TAS
The price is AU$137 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Situated in a rural location, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Botanical Garden Reserve, Hogarth Falls and Strahan Harbour. Strahan Golf Club ...
4.2/5Very Good! (504 reviews)
"This was a great place to stay, a little away from the centre of town, but friendly and clean."

Reviewed on 6 May 2021

GG gateway to the Gordon
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Strahan Beach Tourist Park
Strahan Beach Tourist Park
2 out of 5
Beach Street, Strahan, TAS
The price is AU$109 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Situated by the ocean, this campsite is within a 15-minute walk of Strahan Golf Club and Strahan Harbour. Botanical Garden Reserve and Hogarth Falls are also ...
4.2/5Very Good! (329 reviews)
"Good place to stay, good location very happy"

Reviewed on 2 May 2021

Strahan Beach Tourist Park
GG gateway to the Gordon
GG gateway to the Gordon
3 out of 5
Grining St, Off The Esplanade, Strahan, TAS
The price is AU$137 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Situated in a rural location, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Botanical Garden Reserve, Hogarth Falls and Strahan Harbour. Strahan Golf Club ...
4.2/5Very Good! (504 reviews)
"This was a great place to stay, a little away from the centre of town, but friendly and clean."

Reviewed on 6 May 2021

GG gateway to the Gordon
The Crays Accommodation
The Crays Accommodation
4 out of 5
59 The Esplanade, Strahan, TAS
The price is AU$140 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Situated in Strahan, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Botanical Garden Reserve and Strahan Harbour. Hogarth Falls and Strahan Golf Club ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (164 reviews)
"Well appointed, comfortable and great location. We loved out time there."

Reviewed on 15 Apr. 2021

The Crays Accommodation
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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