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Zeehan to Strahan Road - Trail Description



Zeehan to Strahan Road

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Type: Heritage route
Location: Zeehan to Strahan, 296km from Hobart
Start/end: Zeehan to Strahan
Status: Open
Length open: 0km
Surface: Sealed
Terrain: Undulating
Best seasons: All seasons
Features: tourist
Contact Region: Western Tasmania
Suitable for walking Suitable for cycling mountain bikes Suitable for cycling touring hybrid bikes Suitable for following by car Suitable for 4wd vehicles



This is an historical route followed by car for 51km.


The main road between Zeehan and Strahan follows the route of a former railway for most of its length. The level gradients of the road are typical of a railway.

15km south of Zeehan, an unsignposted 4WD track leads west, close to the Badger River. This track follows the former railway easement for 5km while the road here takes to higher ground. Take care: after 5km the track stops abruptly at the top of a steep ravine, where there was once a railway bridge. On the other side, the railway continued a further 1km before rejoining the alignment of the road. A compaign is in place to keep the old formation clear of scrub but this should not be relied up on. please travel with care.


For more information on this trail see the book Rail Trails of Tasmania.


West Coast Pioneers' Memorial Museum

May 2011

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