Strahan Backpackers offers backpacker accommodation on Tasmania’s west coast. Strahan is 4.5 hours west of Hobart - 300 kilometres - and 290 ks southwest of Launceston. Strahan Backpackers is set among native forests and is a 10-minute walk to the Strahan town centre. Guests can choose from rustic private huts, double or twin rooms, or dormitory rooms. The property has shared bathroom facilities, two communal kitchens, a large common room, and laundry. There is also outdoor seating in the extensive grounds and a barbecue area. Backpackers Strahan features Private huts, Double rooms, Twin rooms, and dormitory rooms. Strahan is a harbour-side village with a rich convict past and is set on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. Nestled on the shores of Macquarie Harbour Strahan is the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. Strahan YHA is located in a parkland setting providing clean and comfortable facilities along with a friendly atmosphere and all within easy walking distance to the village centre, activities, or nearby shops. If you are lucky you can see the resident platypus in the creek which borders the property. Strahan is located on Tasmania’s west coast and is around 4.5 hours’ drive (300 kilometres) from Hobart. Strahan is a small harbour side village on the edge of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. You can explore Macquarie Harbour from a sea kayak, go jet boating or visit the awesome Henty sand dunes. There are seaplane flights from Strahan over the wild forests of the southwest wilderness and cruises on the glassy water of the Gordon River. Treat yourself to fine Tasmanian food and wine, including freshly caught seafood, at one of Strahan’s restaurants or cafes, or browse the craft shops for a Huon Pine artifact made by a local artist.