Situated on Macquarie Harbour with its major industries of tourism, fishing, aquaculture, and forestry, The pretty little resort town of Strahan with a population of approximately 700, is a big contrast to the boom days when the port catered for the mineral fields and handled more cargo than any port in Tasmania. The Union Steamship Company and the Customs House are the two of the most impressive reminders of that era.
Six kilometers out of town is stunning Ocean Beach renowned for its sunsets, is pounded all year long from the swells which may travel from as far as South America. River cruises along the famous Gordon River start from Strahan and include Sarah Island, Tasmania's first penal colony, made famous in Marcus Clark's novel "For the Term of His Natural Life".
The Strahan Historic Foreshore Walkway is a pleasant gravel track following the shore of the harbour around to Regatta Point, where you’ll see the 1899 built train station that was used by the Queenstown-based Mount Lyell Railway and Mining Company to transport ore to the port. Today the RBT Railway. En route you pass the People’s Park, from where you can take the rain forest walk to Hogarth Falls (40min; 2km return).
Sharonlee Strahan Villas
Comfortable self contained accommodation apartments located in Strahan Tasmania, on the edge of Tasmania's wilderness, is your ideal base for exploring Tasmania's rugged and pristine West Coast region.
Self-contained luxury accommodation apartments located in Strahan, Tasmania, on the edge of Tasmania's West Coast wilderness, is your ideal base for exploring Tasmania's pristine West Coast region.
Aloft Boutique Accommodation Strahan
Aloft Boutique offers 4.5 Star DeLuxe accommodation in Strahan, Tasmania. These contemporary serviced apartments are ideally located only 500 meters from the shores of Macquarie Harbour.