Strahan Tours

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Strahan
Three hours from Devonport, on the secluded west coast of Tasmania, the fishing village of Strahan is a unique holiday destination. A small community built along the banks of the King River, Strahan is an authentic and nostalgic place to indulge in river cruise and fishing trips, and experience the Tasmanian wilderness.

Founded in 1877, there is little to remind visitors of the village’s more sinister past - Strahan is the closest town to the infamous Sarah Island, regarded as the worst convict prison in Australia. The 200 metre opening to the nearby Macquarie Harbour was dubbed ‘Hell’s Gates’ by convicts who had survived the tumultuous journey.

The smell of salty sea air and fresh fish mingles with the earthy scent of pine on pleasant harbour breezes. The calls of sea birds and the lapping of water provide a relaxing ambience. Fishing is, obviously, a popular local past time and a relatively easy skill to learn. Simply wandering around the edge of the bay can be an exercise in meditative, slow paced tourism.

Today, Strahan is a relatively untapped mecca for tourists wishing to take in the local area. Small shops and businesses dot the town’s harbour. Locals are friendly and unpretentious. Seafood is cheap and fresh, and activities of all sorts are available, including kayaking, jet boating, and all-terrain sand dune driving. Boat cruises along the Gordon River give travellers access to World Heritage Area wilderness, allowing them to travel through one of the last pristine temperate rainforests in the world, and showing off this truly unique part of Australia.
Address: Strahan, TAS, Australia
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Gordon River Cruise from Strahan

Soak up the serene beauty of western Tasmania on a morning cruise from Strahan to the Gordon River. You’ll pass by natural landmarks such as Hells Gates, which marks the entrance to Macquarie Harbour from the Southern Ocean, and see Sarah Island as you journey through the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Select a seating category and departure time when booking.
  • Duration: 6 hours
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Bonnet Island Wildlife Cruise from Strahan

Take an evening cruise from Strahan to Bonnet Island to see a colony of fairy penguins, aka little penguins, the world’s smallest penguin species. Disembark the boat on the island for a glimpse of the penguins waddling along the rocky shore as they return to their nests for the night. You’ll also spot the Bonnet Island lighthouse from the boat, where you’ll enjoy an evening snack of cheese and fruit.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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