Touring Tasmania's west coast

There's so much to see and do on Tasmania's rugged west coast and from Strahan Village, you are perfectly placed to explore.

Frequently asked questions

If you are planning on visiting Strahan on Tasmania's west coast, you might like to take a look through our frequently asked questions below.  If you have questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact us directly and we would be happy to help.

Pricing and accommodation bookings

Do you offer an auto club discount?

Yes, Strahan Village offers a 25% accommodation discount to all RACT members and a 15% discount to interstate and international auto club members. This discount is also offered at Cradle Mountain HotelFreycinet Lodge and the RACT/RACV Hobart Apartment Hotel.

What do ‘Village’ and ‘Hilltop’ mean?

Some rooms are located at the same level as the Strahan Esplanade and waterfront (Village) and others at the top of the hill overlooking Macquarie Harbour (Hilltop).

Which credit cards do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards, including Diners and Union Pay. There is no surcharge for using a credit card.

Dining at Strahan Village

Do I need to book for dinner?

Hamer’s Bar & Grill does not take bookings under 6 guests. We strongly suggest making a reservation for View 42° Restaurant to avoid disappointment. This can be made at reception or by phoning the restaurant on (03) 6471 4361.

Is there a dress code for View 42° Restaurant?

Smart casual.

Services and facilities

Do your rooms have hairdryers?

Yes, all rooms have hairdryers for guests to use.

Do you have laundry facilities at Strahan Village?

We have coin operated washing machines. One is located in the Village and there are two on the Hilltop.  They take $1 and $2 coins.

Do your rooms have cooking facilities?

Our rooms have tea and coffee making facilities but not kitchen facilities. Multiple dining options are available on site.

Do your rooms have a mini bar?

Our Village Waterfront Executive Rooms have mini bars. Our other rooms do not, however if you would like a mini bar in your room, please kindly let us know and we can arrange it for you.

Can I charge my electric car in Strahan?

We have a Tesla charging station in front of Strahan Village reception.

Travel and parking

Do you have a shuttle bus in between the Village and Hilltop?

We do not have a shuttle bus. However, there is road access and a set of stairs and boardwalk linking the two areas.

Are there any taxis in Strahan?

Unfortunately there is not a taxi service in Strahan.

Is there parking at Strahan Village?

Yes, parking is free of charge while staying or visiting Strahan Village.  It is uncovered and parking spaces are not allocated.

Can I hire a car in Strahan?

The closest place from which to hire a car is Burnie in north west Tasmania.

What is the Strahan Village address for my GPS?

41 Esplanade, Strahan

How long will it take me to drive to Strahan?

From Hobart it is 300 km / 4.5-5 hours, Cradle Mountain is 137 km / 3 hours, Devonport is 224 km / 2.5 hours and from Launceston, 272 km / 4 hours. Click here for more information.


What does reception look like and where do I check in?

You’ll find us in a two story building with a clock above, and timber planter boxes around the edge. There is plenty of parking in front of reception.

How far is it to walk to Gordon River Cruises?

From our Village rooms, it’s a very short walk of a couple of minutes. Allow 5 minutes from the hilltop.

What is the weather like on Tasmania’s west coast?

The weather on Tasmania’s west coast can be variable but that’s part of the attraction. Bring a jacket and dress like an onion… Plenty of layers!

Will my mobile phone work in Strahan?

Only Telstra’s network works in Strahan. Optus works in Zeehan and Queenstown only.

Do you cater for children?

Yes, we have different accommodation options that suit families and couples.

What are the hours of Strahan Village reception?

Reception is open between 7 AM and is locked after 8PM but is staffed until midnight. After midnight, phone calls divert to the duty manager.

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