STRAHAN - capital of the wilderness. One of the big attractions at Strahan is the Gordon River which allows visitors to access the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Six-hour cruises in swift catamarans take visitors up the Gordon River, 40 kilometres away at the south end of the harbour that averages 30 metres deep and is twice the size of Sydney Harbour. See the ruins of Sarah Island and discover the history of the worst and most forgotten of Australia's penal colonies.

If you haven't time for a six-hour cruise, the skippers of charter yachts or fast boats can take you on a shorter trip. For those with even less time, you can fly over the Gordon in a seaplane. Strahan is also home to the famous West Coast Wilderness Railway, some excellent galleries and many activities including kayaking, fishing and four wheel drive tours.

Visit Things to See and Do for more details and check out Accommodation.

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Visitor Information

WC_Visitor_CentreWest Coast Visitor Information & Booking Centre
The Esplanade, Strahan, TAS 7468
Tel: (03) 6472 6800
Fax: (03) 6472 6801
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Open: Daily 10am - 7pm (October - February), 10am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 6pm (March - September).

How to Get There

TASSIELINK COACHES, Tullah - Rosebery - Zeehan - Queenstown - Strahan. Tel: 1300 300 520.

Road (self drive)
From Burnie take the B18 Murchison Highway.

Travelling distances and times to nearby towns
Strahan to: Queenstown - 41km (45 min), Rosebery - 71km (1 hour), Tullah - 86km (1.5 hours), Zeehan - 38km (30 min).


B&B’s, backpackers, camping grounds, caravan and cabin parks, hotels and motels, self-contained apartments, cottages, units and lodge accommodation. Advance bookings are strongly recommended all year. If you have not pre-booked accommodation and plan to stay overnight in Strahan between December and April you are advised to ring in advance and secure accommodation prior to driving to Strahan. Accommodation enquiries and bookings at Visitor Information Centre.

Motor Homes
Self-contained motor homes and caravans can stay overnight at Macquarie Heads, Strahan. Composting toilets and BBQ facilities are accessible 24 hours. Tel: (03) 6471 7382.

Designated Sullage Point
Harvey Street, Strahan.

Internet Cafes
Library & Online Access Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan. Tel: (03) 6471 7261.
Strahan Village, Cnr Esk Street and The Esplanade, Strahan. Tel: (03) 6471 4200.
West Coast Visitor Information & Booking Centre, The Esplanade, Strahan. Tel: (03) 6472 6800.
Strahan Village Hilltop, Jolly Street, Strahan.
Activity Centre, Esplanade, Strahan.
Mollys Cafe, Innes St, Strahan

Banks & ATMs
Bendigo Bank,Activities Centre, Esplanade. Strahan
ANZ Bank Agency, The Shack, The Esplanade, Strahan.
Commonwealth Bank Agency, Australia Post Agent, The Esplanade, Strahan.
Bendigo Bank external ATM, Explanade, Strahan.
Westpac instore branch, Strahan Supermarket, 1 Reid Street, Strahan.
Commonwealth ATM, Molly's Cafe, Innes St, Strahan







Climb Cradle Mountain, cruise the Gordon River, explore Tasmania's World Heritage Wilderness and experience the Tarkine.  

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