Accommodation in Strahan Australia
Travellers who are touring beautiful Tasmania and seeking fly drive lodgings on the wild west coast should consider Strahan self contained accommodation, a cottage in Strahan or an apartment; at the time of the long distance bike race, Giro Tasmania, all Strahan accommodation is likely to be filled and visitors should book in advance to ensure a bed for the night when the riders and supporters of the marathon event want their Strahan accommodation for that leg of the race.
A long establised fishing village situated on the west coast of Tasmania, with a unique pioneering heritage; as far back as the 19th century Strahan was central to the valuable Huon Pine being logged and shipped by the colonial settlers.
Quieter now, Strahan is the major harbour town on Tasmanias wild west offering all the convenience and comfort of a homely, picturesque fishing village.
But the world spotlight was on Strahan in the 1980s, as early eco warriors took up the fight to save the Franklin River area from being dammed; the streets, the rivers and the forests were swamped with passive resistance on a huge scale as more than 2,600 people registered in Strahan to participate in the campaign to save the Franklin, including world renowned naturalist and English TV personality, David Bellamy.
Taking 1,272 people into custody, including Dr Bellamy made sure that the evening news in Europe carried the story, making the Franklin River campaign and Strahan famous and jettisoned Senator Bob Brown and the Green Party into national politics in Australia. People power won; Strahan reverted back to being a beautiful stop over for touring Tasmania and the Franklin River is still a place of amazing beauty.
In season, the Mutton Bird Rookery in the dunes behind Ocean Beach is a stunning spectacle as the birds return en-masse to their nests at dusk and visitors who come to pay homage to the natural wonders of Strahan and the Franklin River can browse luxury accommodation in Strahan, bed and breakfast accommodation or quaint cottage style accommodation, for their vacation lodgings, with options to suit all pockets.