Strahan lies at the northern edge of the wild, savage and unspoiled beauty of Macquarie Harbour. It is the last town on Tasmania’s west coast and one of the loneliest and most isolated places on the planet. The British brought their most hardened criminals to Sarah Island in Macquarie Harbour and the result was a penal colony of unimaginable hardship. Named after Governor Lachlan Macquarie this 50 km long harbour opens to the Great Southern Ocean through the narrow, eddying, dangerous waters the convict’s named Hell’s Gates. The region is cold and wet and unforgettable. source here.
What to see in Strahan
Gordon River is a major perennial river located in the central highlands, south-west, and western regions of Tasmania. The lower part of the Gordon River is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and contains a cold-climate rainforest and rare trees.
Gordon River cruise is one of the best activities that the whole family can enjoy. Kids will learn about Australian history. Cruises are usually a duration of one hour.