|Cruising the Gordon River, Tasmania|
|Rainforest along the Gordon River|
Strahan is also home to the daily play The Ship That Never Was - we didn't make it this time but I saw it when I was there over a decade ago, and highly recommend it. It's been running all these years - every day at 5.30pm, I believe. Another highlight for families is the West Coast Wilderness Railway but we thought skipping naptime two days in a row might be too tricky for the small boy - other families we met said it was fabulous.
In contrast to the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Strahan is a bit luxurious for eating and shopping - it's only small, but there are about a dozen options for eating and we went out to the Regatta Point Tavern for dinner. It's not fine dining (there are several good fine dining options in Strahan though) but it's perfect for dinner with a toddler - lots of small town atmosphere, decent food (I had a surprisingly good tapas plate but they told me it was the first time they'd served it) and nice views over the harbour.
|A rare family photo on the Gordon River Cruise|