Strahan BackpackersYHA FAQ








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West Coast Great Escape @ Strahan

How long does it take to drive from Hobart  and Cradle Mountain

You need to allow at least 4 hours in daylight – remember it is very mountainous and although only 300 km no straight stretches – likewise to Cradle, but maybe just 2 hours.  Remember at  dusk there are lots of our cute native animals about.


Can I buy petrol in Strahan
Yes there is  a BP Service Station – you will pay a small premium. The RACT has a service man and tow truck in town.


Is there a general store
Yes there is a well stocked IGA store with general grocery items, fruit and vege, some pharmacy products and a large range of refrigerated products.  Open 7.30am-7.30pm all year.


Is there a chemist
Reid Street, Strahan (Next door to IGA supermarket)
Open 9 > 5 Monday to Friday
Open 1 > 5 Saturday
Call: 6471 7795


What medical service is available
There is a well run medical centre in Strahan, opposite the primary school open 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  A district nurse is contractible 24/7 with an on call ambulance service.


How far to Strahan township
A very pleasant walk around the Macquarie Harbour takes about 20 minutes.


What will the weather be like - How long is a piece of string? 

We can get 4 seasons in a day, so prepare for all and wear layers of clothing that you can easily strip off when the sun comes out.  And remember your sun screen as our UV rays are very powerful.  To check the weather  click Here.


Any restaurants nearby
There are several including Mollys with great takeaways and bottle shop just around the corner – open all year.  Banjos Bakery – open all year 6am – 6pm.  Hamers Pub and Regatta Point Tavern are family friendly, and open year round.  Federal Hotel has a great Tapas Bar with views to die for open from 4pm.  Don’t forget a great meal on the way to Strahan at the Hungry Wombat at Derwent Bridge.

Any laundry facilities
We have coin operated washers and dryer, with clothes lines and ironing available and washing soap available at reception.


Can I get mobile reception or internet
Only Telstra mobile work in this area – we have wireless internet available at the park and charge $4.00 for 24 hours or 250mb, whatever comes first.


What banking facilities
The Post Office represents a range of banks including Commonwealth, National, Bank of Adelaide to name a few.  The Shack is the ANZ agent, and IGA has a Westpac counter.  We accept Mastercard,Visa and debit cards.


Can we swim, fish, kayak and go a cruise or ride the railway, or take in the sun setting over the ocean
See our home page or go to destinations Strahan web site for more details – or check out our brochure exchange at reception.


Pets allowed in the park
We do allow pets in the park,  however there are strict guidelines to ensure the comfort and safety of all and if these are ignored,  we simply ask you and your pet to leave.


Do you have camp sites
Yes  we have plenty of room in park like setting for tents, vans with the use of all our amenities and facilities.  We do not have any powered sites


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