There are only 24 hours in a day and when on holidays you need to make the most of them and Strahan is the perfect day trip destination while on the west coast.
Nestled on the shores of massive Macquarie Harbour, Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage listed Franklin–Gordon Wild Rivers National Park.
It is hard to escape those breathtaking views and why would you want to? Here are some top tips to 24 hours in Strahan, they may want to make you stay longer.
Kick-off your idyllic day enjoying the iconic vistas from View 42 Degrees Restaurant enjoy their breakfast menu which utilises local products from the pristine surrounding environment to create sumptuous meals.
From there it is time to get onto the water and discover the pristine temperate rainforests of the Gordon River on board a boat cruise.
World Heritage Cruises, will have you fully immersed in the wild experience from sampling locally caught salmon during your buffet lunch to rediscovering serenity with a stroll in the ancient forests at Heritage Landing.
The wild scenery will blow you away, but Strahan is also full of stories from the days of convicts and pioneers toughing it out in Tassie's wild west.
You will discover Sarah Island, once a notorious convict prison and a powerful reminder of the brutal treatment of Tasmania's convicts.
Time to stretch your legs and take in another breathtaking natural wonder, Hogarth Falls.
One of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, this walk starts at the top of Peoples Park in Strahan. The easy 3km walk is on a level and stable gravel track through mixed forest to Hogarth Falls.
En route, pass towering Tasmanian gums as well as patches of cool temperate rainforest.
Tree species include myrtle, leatherwood and sassafras. Allow about 40 minutes for the return journey plus time to soak in the scenery.
Time for some arts and to start relaxing before dinner.
Watch the longest running play in Australia, The Ship That Never Was. Based on a true local convict story, you’ll find the Round Earth Company performing it in the Richard Davey Amphitheatre daily at 5:30 pm.
An after-dinner stroll is always is always made better by a sunset, head to Ocean Beach, one of Tasmania’s most magnificent beaches with over 36km of sandy beach. The Great Southern Ocean is to one side; and the wilderness of the west coast to the other. The beach stretches north to Trial Harbour and south to Hell’s Gates.
Take a blanket, a camera and maybe even a bottle of bubbles and witness one of the best sunsets in the world.