We love Strahan, and we love camping at Macquarie Heads.
The Macquarie Heads Camping Ground is located at the Northern end of Macquarie Harbour in Strahan; you access the campground by travelling along a gravel road that is app. 11kilometres from the centre of Strahan. Unpowered campsites are available for a small daily fee of app. AUD$6 and a caretaker is on site to both collect fees, and manage camping arrangements.
Macquarie Heads Camping Ground provides good grassed sites next to the Harbour and is suitable for tents, caravans, campervans and motorhomes. Some sites offer good shelter, whilst others are more exposed.
There is a boat ramp, public toilet and dumping point at The Macquarie Heads Camping Ground.
Please noate campers must carry their own water and firewood. You can also enjoy a picnic at the nearby Swan Basin picnic area, walk along the Ocean Beach or go fishing in Macquarie Harbour, or on Ocean Beach itself. It is possible to take your 4 WD onto Ocean Beach, however take care as sand can be very soft in parts and weather can be treacherous.
Strahan is a located approximately 2.5 hours (180 kilometres) drive South-West of Burnie.
Strahan is a very popular tourist destination on the far West Coast of Tasmania. There are a number of tour options from walking tours to the world renowned Gordon River Cruise. The Macquarie Heads campground is in an amazing location next to the beach; Ocean Beach is some 36 kilometres in length and can be driven on with the right 4WD vehicle. However, you must take extreme care – the weather in this part of Tassie is very changeable and parts of the beach are very soft (especially near where the Henty and Little Henty Rivers reach the sea)