Historical Rainforest at Strahan Tourist Information Centre

P1890342Information Centres are a minefield of information with super friendly and helpful staff all too willing to make your stay enjoyable.

Strahan’s centre has an added bonus, a ‘Rainforest’ you can walk through showing Strahan’s history and coloured past. Giving you a visual history lesson.

Beginning with a section on the original ‘owners’ of this land with individual , fighting for survial and their struggles for recognition.

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There is the history of the ‘Piners’. The men who rowed up the ‘Gordon River’ and gorges to find the elusive Huon Pine trees. These trees were prized for use in the boat building industry.

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With a replica of a ‘Piners’ hut, made by one of the original piners.

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And of course the world viewed and very controversial damming of the rivers. It was an extreme division!

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