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Tasmania's West Coast is a place like no other.  The wilderness here is rugged and the stories that have forged the characters of today run as deep as the cool water of the Gordon River.  Strahan is the western launchpad for the UNESCO Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area and we are here to help you explore it.

March 11, 2016

New Strahan terminal sets scene for upgraded cruise experience

The RACT has celebrated the official opening of the new cruise terminal in Strahan, which will set the scene for the new Gordon River Cruises vessel to come online in the middle of the year.

More than $6.5 million has been invested in Strahan waterfront upgrades under the five-year Community Asset Program, which is jointly funded by TasPorts and the State Government.

TasPorts invested an additional $1.5 million in architecturally designed and upgraded cruise terminal facilities and street-scaping of the Strahan wharf precinct. RACT also invested in a comprehensive upgrade to the internal fitout of the new building.

RACT Group Chief Executive Harvey Lennon said it was pleasing to see ongoing investment in the area.

RACT sees the west coast of Tasmania as a key regional tourism location.

“We continue to support initiatives to bring additional visitors to the area, such as the trial of flights from Hobart to Strahan as well as improvements to come through the Western Wilds tourist drive.

“These quality facilities reflect the overall experience we offer for visitors to the area, which will be further enhanced by the arrival of our new vessel Spirit of the Wild.

“This vessel will provide a unique experience in our magnificent world heritage area, with hybrid engines that will enable us to cruise silently up the Gordon River, allowing visitors to fully immerse themselves in the natural beauty that surrounds them.”