Tasmania weekend stay: Strahan

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Billed by some as the "gateway to Tasmania's wilderness", Strahan is a must-visit to witness the spectacular beauty of the island's wild west.

Strahan is home to some of Tasmania's top tour highlights including the Macquarie Harbour, the West Coast Wilderness Railway, Sarah Island, and the King, Franklin and Gordon Rivers.

It's a tranquil setting of unspoiled beauty, providing the ideal getaway for couples and families wanting to escape the busy, congested city life.

Here is a Strahan attraction you should not miss!

Gordon River Cruises

Be transported to another world, moving along the ancient waters with Gordon River Cruises.

Take in wondrous views of the temperate rainforest, cruising along to the famous Hell's Gate where the harbour opens to the Southern Ocean, the notorious penal colony Sarah Island and Tasmania's renowned salmon farms.

Cruise guests will be able to explore the sights on foot, disembarking at Heritage Landing onto an elevated walkway to enjoy a spectacular rainforest experience, which includes a visit to a 2,000 year-old-tree!

Stretch your legs again to walk around the ruins of what is said to perhaps be "Australia's harshest convict settlement", Sarah Island.

Before Port Arthur was established, convicts in the 1820s were sent to live in the harsh conditions of Sarah Island.

Stunning River Cruising - Image Credit: Discover Strahan

The striking village of Strahan and its harbour - Image Credit: Discover Strahan

The cruise vessels depart from the pier in the township - Image Credit: Discover Strahan

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