Strahan is a pretty little place on Macquarie Harbour on the west coast. It is a sleepy place in winter, with geese wandered down the main street. It is a gateway to the Franklin – Gordon National Park with daily boat cruises, so a busy tourist town in summer.

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There is interesting architecture in the town, boats and jetties.

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We walked around the shoreline, climbed to the water tower lookout and explored a local park and bush walk. We also found a wood craft workshop and gallery and as always couldn’t leave without buying something.

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We drove out to Macquarie Heads, the entrance to the inland harbour. It is a notoriously shallow and dangerous entrance, between the hillside and the lighthouse on Entrance Island. The open expanse of water is too shallow for boats to enter. We found another beautiful and almost deserted beach and enjoyed walking and beach combing.

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