Strahan Local Attractions

Things to see and do around Strahan

Strahan Attractions

Strahan Attractions

Wilderness Railway

The West Coast Wilderness Railway departs and arrives directly opposite Regatta Point Tavern.

There has been no great parting of the ways to allow it to pass, in fact the grandfatherly myrtles, wattles and pines and the far more sprightly man-size ferns seem scarcely inconvenienced.

World Heritage Cruises

Daily cruises from Strahan into the Gordon River World Heritage Wilderness and Macquarie Harbour.

Cruise visits: Hells Gates, Salmon & trout fish farms, Sarah Island (Australia's oldest penal colony), Gordon River, Heritage Landing Rainforest walk, Huon Pine Sawmill.

Wild River Jet

Join Wild River Jet for an exhilarating 50 minute trip through the magnificent rain-forested gorges of the West Coasts amazing King River.

Strahan Seaplanes and Helicopters

Depart Strahan town by Seaplane for a scenic flight to the Franklin & Gordon Rivers.

A featured highlight of this tour is a landing on the world renowned Gordon River.

Other attractions on this exciting tour include panoramic views of Hells Gates and Sarah Island.

Attractions in Strahan

The Ship That Never Was

A live professional theatre production, performing in Strahan since 1993, written by Richard Davey.

The play tells the dramatic and hilarious true story of the Great Escape from Sarah Island! Delightful family entertainment not to be missed!

Strahan Visitor Centre

Architects, writers, wood turners, gardeners and historians contributed their talents to the acclaimed exhibition West Coast Reflections at the Strahan Visitor Centre.

Hogarth Falls

One of the 60 Great Short Walks series, this walk starts at the top of Peoples Park, in Strahan, and is a gentle, meandering stroll through sweet-smelling bush to a delightful waterfall.

For extra enjoyment, leave the car in the town centre and take the foreshore walking track to and from the park, located on The Esplanade.

Wilderness Attractions close to Strahan

Nelson Falls

Along the boardwalk to Nelson Falls you will come across interpretation panels highlighting the ancient plants you see along the way, including at least seven species of fern.

Located on the Lyell Highway (A10) between Queenstown and Derwent Bridge.

Macquarie Heads

Maquarie Heads and Hell's Gates is the name of the mouth of Macquarie Harbour on the West Coast of Tasmania. It is a notoriously shallow and dangerous channel entrance to the harbour.

The actual channel is between Cape Sorell, Tasmania on the west and Entrance Island on the east (the main length of the harbour runs southeast of Hell's Gates).

Henty Dunes

10 minutes drive north of Strahan on the Zeehan road are the Henty Dunes. A vast expanse of sand dunes extending several kilometres inland.

Perfect place to experience sand surfing and 4 wheeler motorbike guided tours.

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach is a long stretch of beach running north of Macquarie Heads and Hells Gates on the West Coast of Tasmania.

It is close to Strahan and parallel to the Strahan Airport runway and extends as far north as Trial harbour and the coast immediately west of Zeehan.

Pioneers Museum

Open daily except Christmas Day and Good Friday from 9am. to 5pm.

There are 14 galleries in this interesting museum in the heart of Zeehan.

Topics cover local history and mining in and around Zeehan