Train at West Coast Wilderness Railway near Strahan Village

Local Experiences

There is absolutely no shortage of local attractions and activities at Strahan and the west coast of Tasmania – this is a place of discovery, exploration and adventure. Your biggest problem will be deciding what you can fit in! We have created a list of group activities that will keep everyone busy.

People at the Lighthouse in West Coast near Strahan Village
Immerse yourself in the west coast - some of our favourites include:

Gordon River Cruises: In addition to the award winning Gordon River Cruises, that takes you deep into UNESCO World Heritage wilderness, there are a number of other cruise options. You can take a chartered cruise across Macquarie Harbour or explore convict history with a dedicated small-group expedition. An perfect and personal way to explore the local area; aboard the MV Sophia departing from Strahan.

West Coast Wilderness Railway: All aboard for a half-day steam train journey across the rack and pinion track, through old growth forest and the King River Gorge. Sit back in comfort and enjoy the guide’s stories of the railway and its history.

The Ship That Never Was is a live theatre production that takes place on the Strahan waterfront. Performances have been taking palce in Strahan since January 1994. The performance was written by Richard Davey and is produced by The Round Earth Company. Enjoy the hilarious and drama-filled true story of an escape from Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour. 

Tastings at View 42° Restaurant and Bar: Finish your day exploring the west coast of Tasmania with a whisky or wine tasting at View 42°, overlooking the majestic Macquarie Harbour.

Sand tobogganing and bike hire: Contact Gordon River Cruises on +61 3 6471 4300 or email to hire bikes to explore the streets and trails of Strahan, or to try your hand at sand tobogganing at Henty Dunes.

There is so much to see and do, feel free to ask us at reception to help find the local attractions and top destinations in Tasmania that appeal to you.

Couple riding bicycles near Hilltop harbor at Strahan Village