Top things to do

Top Choice Theatre in Strahan

The Ship That Never Was

Presented in a small amphitheatre attached to the West Coast Visitor Information Centre, this 1½-hour, two-performer play tells the picaresque tale of a group of convicts who escaped from Sarah Island in 1834 by hij…
Top Choice Modern Australian in Strahan

Bushman's Bar & Cafe

A focus on local produce, including Petuna salmon, Spring Bay scallops and Sassafras lamb, is the defining feature of the menu at Strahan's best restaurant. Lunch is a laid-back affair featuring homemade pies, salad…
Top Choice Fish & Chips in Strahan

Union Takeaway

You're at the beach, so eating fish and chips at least once is obligatory. And in Strahan, the best place for a fishy fry-up is this takeaway joint on the main street. As well as whiting, flake or scallops with chip…
Beach in Strahan

Ocean Beach

Head 6km west of Strahan's town centre to find Ocean Beach, awesome as much for its 40km length as for the strength of the surf that pounds it. This stretch of sand and sea runs uninterrupted from Trial Harbour in t…
Modern Australian in Strahan

View 42°

Though our natural inclination is to avoid buffets, the spread in Strahan Village's hilltop hotel was a pleasant surprise, featuring well-prepared Tasmanian produce including plenty of fresh seafood. On top of that,…
Museum in Strahan

West Coast Reflections

The West Coast Visitor Information Centre is home to this creative and thought-provoking display on the history of the west coast. It includes a refreshingly blunt appraisal of the region’s environmental disappointm…
Cafe in Strahan

The Coffee Shack

If we were to quibble, we would describe this cute-as-a-button cafe as a shed rather than a shack. Why bother, though? The important thing to say is that owner Tracy had an inspired idea when she decided to set up t…
Lighthouse in Strahan

Cape Sorell Lighthouse

Located 12km southwest of Strahan at the harbour’s southern head, this 40m-high lighthouse dates from 1899 and is purportedly the second highest in Australia. You’ll need a boat to cross the heads, unless you can fi…
Pub Food in Strahan

Regatta Point Tavern

To eat with the locals, make your way to this friendly and down-to-earth pub near the railway terminus 2km around the bay from Strahan’s centre. The dining room overlooks the water and the menu offers steaks, burger…
Pub Food in Strahan

Hamer’s Hotel

In the centre of the town action, this large tourist-focused pub has a bistro specialising in steaks. Those who don't eat red meat can opt for pumpkin gnocchi or seafood fettucine. It’s often packed in summer and do…