Strahan is the iconic Tasmanian experience. Strahan's main street is an attractive terrace of nineteenth-century buildings facing the majestic waters of Macquarie harbour. In winter it can be a sleepy fishing village but for the greater part of the year, Strahan is the place to be seen and abuzz with tourism activity.

Strahan Attractions

Cruise the Gordon River
Fully guided tour of the Gordon River, see Tasmania's famous fish farms, go ashore and explore Sarah Island then cruise the Gordon and enjoy lunch on board. Stop at Heritage Landing and discover ancient rainforest. Cruise takes approx. 6 hours.

Gordon River Cruises - departs daily at 8.30am - Book a Gordon River Cruise
World Heritage Cruises - departs daily 9am - Book a World Heritage Cruise

Both companies operate afternoon cruises seasonally. Enquire at the booking office or West Coast Visitor Information Centre.

West Coast Yacht Charters

Overnight cruises through the World Heritage Area. Closed Christmas Day. More...

West Coast Wilderness Railway
The original steam railway from Strahan to Queenstown has been restored for an exhilarating journey through dense rainforest and past cavernous gorges, rushing rivers and toy-town stations. . Please check when making your booking.

Bonnet Island Experience

Depart at twilight aboard the MV Sophia to explore Bonnet Island on Tasmania's wild West Coast. This cruise gives visitors a unique insight into this place of adventure, challenge and history. Sesonal tour. More...

Strahan ATV Adventures

Guided ATV tours on the Henty Sand Dunes, also available is the Sunset Ride at Macquarie Heads.

Strahan Helicopters

Experience the Rugged West Coast from the air. Helicopters operate seasonally, please call the West Coast Visitor Centre on 64 -726800 for more information.

Henty Dunes
Located 11 km north of Strahan (on the Zeehan road) is Henty Dunes. A mass of sand dunes, ideal for walking or Tobogganing - Toboggans can be hired from various places in Strahan. More...

Hogarth Falls
Located in Peoples Park, an easy relaxed 40-minute walk along the level track. During your walk, you may see platypus feeding but you will have to be very quiet, dusk is the best time to spot them. More...

Ocean Beach
The longest beach in Tasmania stretching for over 30km, Ocean Beach is home to Mutton Birds which fly here in December staying until mid-February. During summer at dusk, you can watch as they fly back from feeding over the ocean. It is also infamous for whale strandings. Turn off is located on the highway minutes out of Strahan. More...

Strahan Golf Course
Nine hole, flat course for easy walking close to the centre of Strahan. On limited days the clubhouse bar is open from 4 pm, not open Christmas Day. There are men's and women's competitions at various times. Clubs are available for hire. More...

Strahan Woodworks, Risby Cove Gallery and Timber Mills
Buy pieces of huon pine at timber workshops and galleries featuring local artists and selling beautifully crafted native timber bowls, platters, statuary and other artefacts and artwork. At Morrisons Mill see a 100-year-old Vertical Frame Saw at work approx 3 pm daily - Free. More...

The Ship That Never Was
Live professional theatre production based on a real event in 1843. Dramatic and hilarious true story. The show goes for approx. 1 hour and 15 minutes and is on every day at 5.30pm from September to May. During the winter period from June to end of August the film version is shown at the Risby Cove Theatrette. The Live Performance is located at the Richard Davey Amphitheatre near The West Coast Visitor Information Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan. Tel: (03) 6471 7700. More...

Tutt's Whittle Wonders
Fascination, imagination and humour behind 1000 pieces of bush wood. Collected over 20 years, admission $2.50. More...

Historical Snapshot

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Strahan Exhibitions and Galleries