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Strahan Holidays

Located 41 kilometres from Queenstown, Strahan lies on the tranquil Macquarie Harbour. This harbour-side village sits at the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, and as such there’s a lot to see and do on Strahan holidays. It’s the closest destination to the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, and the perfect base to explore this beautiful part of Tasmania.

Things to do in Strahan

Take time to enjoy the wilderness that surrounds Strahan with the national park that starts on the banks of the Gordon River. The dramatic scenery includes mountain peaks and gorges and it’s a privilege to spend several days on the walking tours to make sure you don’t miss anything. Nearby walks include Franklin River, where you might spot platypus and Nelson Falls, the perfect spot for a romantic night-time trek.

Drive an hour from Strahan to nearby Queenstown to embark on the Bird River track to Kelly Basin. This is a lengthier walk up to Pillinger and back that will take about half a day, and on the way you’ll explore typical west coast Tasmanian wilderness, including huge tree ferns, bushland and creeks.

A short drive from Strahan is the famous Ocean Beach with a huge, windswept sands and views of the Southern Ocean. At the north end of Strahan Harbour is the People’s Park containing natural forestland and botanical gardens. Take a 30 minute walk from the park through the rainforest to the Hogarth Falls. 

Another great thing to do in Strahan Tasmania is to take a Gordon River Cruise along Macquarie Harbour and the Lower Gordon River. Strahan’s position on the shores of the harbour will make a boat tour one of the most rewarding ways to see the local scenery.

Strahan accommodation is varied, with places to stay whether you’re backpacking through Tasmania or looking for more luxurious surroundings.

What to do in Strahan

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Places to stay in Strahan

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Grand Circle of Tasmania

10 Day Self Drive
From £2,899 per person
Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Food & wine
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
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Wildlife Panorama

23 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £6,195 per person.

Encounter some of Australia's most unique wildlife on this 23 day suggested itinerary. Experience the Ghan Rail, Kangaroo Island and spectacular Tasmania.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Rail journeys
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
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APT Grand Tasman

10 Day Escorted Tour
From £3,599 per person
Great for
  • Adventure
  • Escorted tours
  • Food & wine
  • Wildlife & nature

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