All aboard for a fantastic glimpse into the early life of Strahan and the railway that sustained the community. Take an informative tour along the West Coast Wilderness Railway for an awesome experience when visiting Tasmania’s West Coast. Using the original Dubs and Co. Abt steam locomotives and its rare rack-and-pinion rail system to climb the steep hills and gorges along the route it truly is a magical journey for people of all ages and not to be missed. For bookings and enquiries please visit www.wcwr.com.au
The Gordon River World Heritage Cruises provide you with an experienced and unique tour along this amazing part of the West Coast. Starting from Strahan, the vessel forges out through Macquarie Harbor before embarking on along the Gordon River. It provides a mix of history, stunning scenery and wonderful hospitality and is thoroughly enjoyed by all ages for either a morning or afternoon cruise. Also noteworthy are the interactive Sarah Island commentary which are great fun on your Sarah Island one hour stop over. For bookings and enquiries please visit www.worldheritagecruises.com.au
Hogarth Falls provides a great opportunity to get out and stretch your legs and take in some of Strahan’s beautiful west coast wilderness air. This walk starts at the top of Peoples Park in Strahan and is a gentle, 40-minute meandering stroll through sweet-smelling bush to a delightful waterfall. There are interpretive signs along the way, rainforest tree ferns and birdlife
For a pleasant, more extended walk, leave the car in the town centre and take the foreshore walking track to and from the park itself.
Feel like throwing in a line? Well Lake Mackintosh is a must on your travels. Lake Mackintosh is stocked with brown and rainbow trout and a great place to go fishing with several boat ramps available on the lake. Or for those without a fishing license it’s still a beautiful spot to picnic and take a stroll along several easy bushwalking paths.
The name conjures up Aztecs association but the Montezuma Falls are all Tasmanian with its incredible park-like rainforest setting of leatherwood, myrtle, sassafras, giant tree ferns, native birds and wildlife. The track to the falls begins at Williamsford, two kilometres south of Rosebery. This easy, three-hour return walk along a level tram track takes you to the base of the 104 metre falls – Tasmania’s highest waterfalls.