Strahan (pronounced “straw-n”) is a small town on the west coast of Tasmania. It used to be a port but is now a significant locality for tourism in the region. Strahan Harbour and Risby Cove form part of the north-east end of Long Bay on the northern end of Macquarie Harbour. At the 2016 census, Strahan had a population of 658.
Historically Strahan has been a port to a small fishing fleet that braves the west coast conditions and Hell’s Gates. It is the nearest inhabited locality to Cape Sorell and is literally the ‘gateway’ to the south-west wilderness – as boats, planes and helicopters utilise Strahan as their base when travelling into the region.
The Huon Pine industry utilised stands around the harbour and up the tributary rivers – including King River, the Franklin River and the Gordon River.
Strahan is the location of the only all weather commercial airport in Western Tasmania, Strahan Airport. Also located at the airport is the Automatic Weather Station, an important western Tasmania weather observation point.
We stayed at the Strahan Village Hotel which was a lovely hotel complex overlooking the harbour area.
Strahan is the base for boat trips to Sarah Island, the notorious penal settlement that garnered the reputation as the harshest penal settlement in the Australian colonies, and the lower Gordon River.
Strahan is an access point to the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, which was declared part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 1982. For several years Strahan became the focus of a conservation campaign opposed to the proposed Franklin-below-Gordon Dam.
The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a reconstruction of the Mount Lyell Mining and Railway Company railway in Tasmania between Queenstown and Regatta Point, Strahan.
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