Strahan - West Coast Tasmania
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Strahan on the west coast of Tasmania Enjoy the views from the high deck at Strahan Village West Coast Wilderness Railway runs from Strahan to Queenstown West Coast Wilderness Railway departing Queenstown for Strahan Lovely Sarah Island from a Gordon River Cruise which departs from Strahan Wind your way up the Gorden River wilderness Take a paddle on the calm river waters from Strahan Relaxed dining at View 42 Restaurant Strahan Village Best views in town from the Hilltop Executive rooms at Strahan Village Peaceful night lights on Macquarie Harbour, Strahan The lovely Strahan Village Cottages Stopover at Sarah Island on World Heritage Cruises Strahan The Sarah Island experienced guide Enjoy the fresh produce onboard a cruise with a buffet Lunch Relaxing onboard dining cruising the Gordon River Deep in the western wilderness heading back to Strahan Enjoy a great selection of refreshments onboard the cruise boats A million miles from city life on the West Coast Tasmania Let your imagination run free with the endless photo opportunities Gliding through the tranquil waters of the Gordon River, Strahan Wave to the locals heading for home at Strahan Experience what the locals eat at one of Strahan hotels Fine dining also a treat at View 42 Restaurant Strahan

Strahan is a remote fishing village on the often rugged west coast of Tasmania. In fact Strahan is the only major settlement on Tasmania's west coast. On the banks of Macquarie Harbour Strahan's major attractions are the Gordon River Cruises and the West Coast Wilderness Railway.

The Gordon River Cruises operate all year round with the better seats offering a sumptuous meal onboard. There are a few stops along the way, but the highlight surely is Hells Gate, the narrow opening to Macquarie Harbour, where huge amounts of water gush in and out on the tides.

The West Coast Wilderness Railway built by Strahan settlers in the late 1800's was a remarkable engineering feat of its day. The scenic 35km journey between Queenstown and Strahan has 42 bridges with the most spectacular being the quarter mile bridge soaring above the King River gorge.

A short drive north on Strahan are the Henty Dunes, a huge mass of sand dunes ideal for sand boarding or just a leisurely stroll. To the west is Ocean Beach, a huge expanse of beach and ocean with the cleanest of air.

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