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Welcome to Strahan

On the west coast of Tasmania, at the northern end of Macquarie Harbour, the remote village of Strahan is a former penal colony turned regional tourism center. Surrounded by national parks and reserves, Strahan is an excellent jumping-off point for tours by boat, plane, and helicopter into the South West Wilderness region. One of the best things to do in Strahan is take a river cruise on the Gordon River; sail by natural landmarks such as Hells Gates; and explore the former penal colony on Sarah Island.

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Sarah Island

Sarah Island

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Established in 1821 during Australia’s period of colonization, Sarah Island was used as a penal settlement where convicts were sent and forced to do the harsh labor of felling Huon pine used for shipbuilding. Surrounded by the Southern Ocean, the island is Australia’s oldest penal colony and the most isolated.More
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Gordon River

Gordon River

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This remote stretch of waterway is part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and boasts approximately 117 miles (188 kilometers of the unobstructed river completely devoid of inhabitants and civilizations. Cruise along the Gordon River for a peaceful glimpse of the banks of one of the last temperate rainforests in the world.More
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Lake St. Clair

Lake St. Clair

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Reaching depths of 560 feet (170 meters, Lake St. Clair is the deepest lake in Australia and one of the most beautiful. Set at an elevation of 2,400 feet (732 meters, this cobalt lake and its forest-lined shores are part of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park.More
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Henty Dunes

Henty Dunes

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Rising from the coastline of western Tasmania like soft, shapeshifting mountains, the Henty Dunes comprise a series of wind-sculpted pinnacles with sweeping views of the shoreline. The dunes extend for some 9 miles (15 km along the coast, and the tallest reach heights of nearly 100 feet (30 meters.More

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