A Spot To Stay Right On The Beach, In Strahan
Strahan is one of Tasmania's most iconic destinations. Once a quaint fishing town and base for the famous Huon piners who worked the Gordon and Franklin rivers, the old port town today has so many great places to visit, stories to be heard and fantastic accommodation to stay at.
One of Strahans top rated family accommodation spots to stay while exploring the area is the Strahan Beach Tourist Park. In this guest article, we talk to owner Tia, who, along with her family, run the park:
Tassie4Kids :Introduce yourself to us!
Tia: My name is Tia and with the help of my husband, Nick, mother Lynda and father-in-law Geoffrey, we run the Strahan Beach Tourist Park. We are located just off West Strahan Beach, approx 1km from the Gordon River Cruise departure points in Strahan.
Tell us a little bit about your property: We are a cabin and caravan park that offers self contained cabins plus powered and un-powered sites for camping. Our cabins can sleep up to six people. Our family cabins have a queen bed in bedroom one and four single bunks (two on the bottom and two on top) in bedroom two. The two bedrooms are separated by a lounge / dinning area plus a kitchen. Our family cabins have a reverse cycle air con plus Foxtel and a dvd player.
Do families need to bring anything with them when they stay with you? All our cabins are self sufficient and you do not need to bring anything with you except your favourite foods.
What makes your property great for families? Our caravan park is located right next to West Strahan Beach which is a lovely place to have a picnic and cool off in summer. We also have a playground and small games / TV room.
Your property is in a magical part of the world; why will families love traveling through your area? Strahan is a beautiful harbour side town full of history and unforgettable experiences.
What places, activities or experiences do you recommend in your area for young kids? The Henty Sand Dunes and the Strahan ATV Adventures are our three year old's favourite place to enjoy herself all day. The World Heritage Cruise which travels up the Gordon River and to Sarah Island is fun for all ages. We highly recommend trying to do both while you are in Strahan.
Strahan Beach Tourist Park playgroubd is right outside the family cabins, and near the BBQ area.
What places, activities or experiences do you recommend in your area for older kids and teenagers? The West Coast Wilderness Railway is a wonderful day of adventure and knowledge and we will still recommend both World Heritage Cruises and Strahan ATV Adventrues as well. Families of all ages will enjoy their time exploring the beauty that is Macquarie Harbour and Ocean Beach. After a full day of adventure, nothing beats an evening sitting down to watch the Ship That Never Was, a hilarious play detailing the story of the “Last Great Escape from Sarah Island”.
What have families said about their stay at your property? We always received great feedback. This was from our Facebook page : "We have just left here and can't speak more highly of the staff and accommodation. Staff were great, great amenities, self contained units were fantastic. Great playground for the kids to run around and staff helped us out with whatever we needed. The kids especially loved the games room with fuse ball and air hockey tables, board games and Foxtel. Perfect for the very wet days we had. Would definitely recommend".
What are your top five Tassie destinations that are family friendly? Every year our family travels to Wings Wildlife Park at Gunns Plains. Without fail, it is a favour place to take our daughter. A close second would be Tasmazia which is 40 minutes drive from Devonport. Whenever we are in Launceston we love spending the day at the Penny Royal Adventures or the Tasmanian Zoo. When we travel south, we need to spend at least a day exploring Zoodoo Zoo which is located in Richmond.
Your top three items families should take with them when travelling to your region in Tasmania? I would recommend a camera, boots and a extra jacket. Even in summer it wouldn’t hurt to be prepared for colder weather and extra clothing is always the way to go.
What’s your top travel tip for a family holiday in Tasmania? I would recommend getting your family to put away their phones / tablets etc and just take a look around. Tasmania offers some amazingly beautiful natural areas and heaps of wildlife. If you can, take the extra time to explore as much as possible.
Anything else you would like to add? We look to welcoming you are your family to our caravan park.
Thanks Tia, Nick and family.