Strahan is a small town on the west coast of Tasmania. The former port city is the nearest town on the road to Cape Sorell. It is also known as the starting point for the southwestern desert. Various means of transportation use Strahan as a base to travel to the region. The city has the only commercial airport in the west of the island. Boat tours from Strahan go to Sarah Island, home of the infamous penal colony, which has earned a reputation as an institution with the harshest conditions in the Australian British possessions. From the city, you can easily get to Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park. It's worth visiting Hogarth Falls and the Round Earth Theatre Company's performance 'The Ship that Never Was.'