Strahan is the biggest town on Tasmania's west coast, lying within the confines of Macquarie Harbour. Less than 3 hours from the Spirit of Tasmania port in Devonport, no journey to Tasmania would be complete without a visit to Strahan. Known for its great fishing, and a popular place to stay and use as a gateway into the stunning Cradle Mountain, Strahan will amaze travellers with its great natural resources and diverse accommodation options. From beautiful elegant resorts to budget hotels and motels, Strahan has a place to stay for everyone.
Take the Gordon River Cruise through Tasmania’s bewitching World Heritage Area. The rainforest surrounding the river is one of the best temperate rainforests in the world. Alternatively, take the steam railway journey from Strahan to Queenstown and back again, and view the rainforest from a different viewpoint. And make sure to enjoy the fine Tasmanian food and wines you will be served along the way. Strahan is also rich in colonial history and provides great opportunities for young kids to learn all about Tasmania and its deep convict roots from landmarks such as Hells Gate, the entrance to Macquarie Harbour as named by the convicts who came here. The accommodation in Strahan is varied and can suit families of all budgets. The self contained apartments are great, as is the fantastic motels and hotels scattered throughout the town.