Set on the quiet bay of Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is a picturesque Tasmanian waterfront holiday town with an abundance of character and a variety of stories to tell of the West Coast pioneering days.
From its beginnings as the location for bushmen seeking precious Huon pine, Strahan became the railway port for a rich copper mine inland. Deep in Macquarie Harbour south of Strahan, a notorious convict settlement was established on Sarah Island. Further south, the Gordon River flows through ancient Tasmanian rainforests into the harbour.
Unlike other holiday destinations Strahan's landscapes are wild and elemental - waves, weather and World Heritage wilderness are the keynotes for this unique holiday destination.