Strahan (pronounced "straw-n"), is a small town on the west coast of Tasmania. It used to be a port but is now a significant locality for tourism in the region. At the 2016 census, Strahan had a population of 658
Historically Strahan has been a port to a small fishing fleet that braves the west coast conditions and Hell's Gates. It is the nearest inhabited locality to Cape Sorell and is literally the 'gateway' to the south-west wilderness - as boats, planes and helicopters utilise Strahan as their base when travelling into the region.
The Huon Pine industry utilised stands around the harbour and up the tributary rivers - including King River, the Franklin River and the Gordon River.
Strahan is the base for boat trips to Sarah Island, the notorious penal settlement that garnered the reputation as the harshest penal settlement in the Australian colonies, and the lower Gordon River.
Strahan is an access point to the Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park, which was declared part of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area in 1982. For several years Strahan became the focus of a conservation campaign opposed to the proposed Franklin-below-Gordon Dam.
Kg. Batu Rakit, Terengganu •
My favourite postcard in this series.
Arriving a small fishing village in the morning, where tourism is nonexistent and uncharted. Truly unforgettable experience to visit the less travelled path, sharing a story or two and spending some time with the local villagers with thick ganu-accent.
Now I know what is Ikan Ebek and the best way to serve them on the table at home.