Couple watching the River from the ship at Gordon River Cruise

Get ready

For the rugged west

The climate on the west coast of Tasmania is unpredictable. Summer temperatures can reach a pleasant 20-30 degrees, with an average rainfall of 200mm in the summer. While in winter, the temperature can drop to 5-10 degrees and rains can fall at 550-650mm.

Landscape view of the Gordon River near the Gordon River Cruise

It may be clear blue skies one minute and moody clouds the next – a feature that adds to the magic, wild, unpredictable and spectacular qualities of the west coast. It pays to be prepared, whatever your planned Strahan activities.


Remember to bring
  • Waterproof coat and fleecy jacket
  • Sturdy footwear
  • Sun hat, sunscreen and sunglasses
  • Beanie, gloves and a scarf
  • A camera