What can you expect when shopping in Strahan? That’s a very good question, and one we’ll help answer right here.

Huon Pine Punt - Tasmanian Row Boat

Huon Pine Punts: Strahan Tasmania (photo by Mike Fry)

Morrison’s Huon Pine Mill

Morrison’s Huon Pine Sawmill is a family-owned and operated business and tourist attraction… a place to experience the heritage of the sawmill industry. Open daily, entry is free and demonstrations of the vertical frame 100-year-old saw are very popular. The mill is also a fabulous place to go shopping in Strahan for a Tasmanian souvenir.

From Morrison’s Huon Pine Mill a local wood turner sells a wide range of handmade crafts: beautifully polished boards for chopping, bread and cheese; coasters, trivets, doorstops, bottle holders, coat racks, clocks and barometers. The home woodturning enthusiast can choose to purchase from timber packs, slabs and off-cuts. A variety of natural Tasmanian timbers are available including blackwood, sassafras, celery top pine, myrtle and huon pine.

Contact Details:

  • Phone: (03) 6471 7235
  • Address: The Esplanade (PO Box 170) Strahan TAS 7468
  • Email: morrisonssawmill@yahoo.com
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Cellarbrations

If you’re on holidays in Strahan and need to quench your thirst, you’ll be happy to know there is a bottle shop. It’s a Cellarbrations store, part of the largest (and some say the best!) independent liquor retail group in Australia, and as such offers specials and a great variety of product.

Customers can expect care, attention to detail, good value and personalised service from the management and staff at the bottle shop. You’ve probably already heard about the magical beach sunsets in Strahan? Cellarbrations can provide the perfect drink to toast the evening!

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Western Softwoods

Western Softwoods is a sixth-generation family business specialising in Huon Pine, a unique Tasmanian timber used for furniture, boat-building, musical instruments and specialist wood-turning. They keep dry stock and cut supplies to order, also selling Blackwood, Celery Top Pine, Sassafras and Myrtle.

Huon piners first began work on the Tasmanian west coast in Strahan. The timber industry has a long and proud history in Tasmania, as does Western Softwoods.

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Strahan Pharmacy

The Strahan Pharmacy opened in August 2011 to service west coast locals and visitors to the gorgeous town. The pharmacist is on-hand to assist with professional advice and dispense prescriptions. They also stock all the essential over-the-counter medications, as well as cosmetics and giftware.

Customers are promised everyday low prices and excellent service from the team at Strahan Pharmacy. There’s also a photo kiosk in store for holiday snaps and they cater to other needs of the traveller: sunglasses, sunscreen, hats and skincare; batteries, washing powder, toilet paper and watches. And of course… what would a chemist be without jelly beans!

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Wilderness Woodworks

Wilderness Woodworks is located on the picturesque waterfront of Strahan, in the Huon Pine Precinct. Visitors can watch craftsmen producing unique quality woodwork products. Smell the distinctive Huon Pine and the aromatic timber-finishing oils as you marvel at their talents.

In addition to the timber craft workshop, the business consists of a retail outlet and a gallery. Products range from kitchenware, salt and pepper shakers, photo frames, ormanets, bowls and toys right through to exquisite tables and other pieces of furniture.

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Strahan Licensed Post Office

The Strahan Post Office doubles as an agency for the Commonwealth Bank. Besides the usual range of stamps, envelopes and postal services offered, you’ll also find gift lines: stationary, vouchers, books and more.

Tourists can send their letters and holiday postcards from the beautiful heritage building… it was built more than 100 years ago. Customers will be welcomed by the friendly staff.

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Choo Chews Lollie Shop

Business owner John Wallace has filled Choo Chews Lollie Shop with delights for the whole family. Satisfy sweet cravings with quality, iconic brands including Ross’s of Edinburgh, Bassett’s, Tilley’s, Fry’s, Barnett’s, Simpkins, Ben Shaw’s, Reese’s, Hershey’s, Wonka, Pink Lady and Chocolatier.

There are options for gifts and special occasions or just buy a little indulgence. The “pick and mix” selections are all one price and there’s no minimum quantity. Or choose an old-fasioned ice-cream cone if you prefer. Shopping in Strahan at Choo Chews Lollie Shop will bring back many childhood memories!

You can read about Think Tasmania’s experience at the Choo Chews Lollie Shop sister store at the Margate Train in southern Tasmania.

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Strahan BP Petrol and Service Station

Petrol supplies are available in Strahan at the service station in Reid Street, the main road from Hobart and Queenstown. You’ll find BP on the right as you’re arriving in Strahan, perfectly placed to give the car a wash after wilderness or beach pursuits. BP also stock some hardware items and fishing gear.

The service station is open every day from 7:00am to 6:00pm for motorists to purchase petrol, diesel and auto gas. They are the only supplier of LP Gas on the West Coast.  There is usually a mechanic on duty from Monday to Friday for tune-ups or any vehicle repairs required.

Contact Details:

  • Phone: (03) 6471 7218
  • Address: 7 Reid St, Strahan TAS 7468
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Tut’s Whittle Wonders

Visitors are welcome to visit Tut’s Whittle Wonder in Strahan, seven days a week. The artist Russell (aka Tut) Rugby and his wife Jude greet guests at the gallery, housed in a tin shed. On show… the amazing variety of timber carvings made by Tut from offcuts and scraps of wood from fallen trees.

Local timbers including blackwood, tallowwood, manuka, radiata, banksia, berry wood, musk and huon pine are turned into walking sticks, figurines and furniture. The naming of the unique pieces shows a witty humour, and there’s little question that tourists enjoy Tut’s Whittle Wonders when shopping in Strahan.

Contact Details:

  • Phone: (03) 6471 7329
  • Address: Reid Street, Strahan TAS 7468
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