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Strahan Bay
Strahan Bay
Gordon Gateway
Chalet accommodation
Piners Loft

Gordon Gateway

Thursday, June 19, 2003
Strahan Bay is horseshoe-shaped and Gordon Gateway is on just over two hectares on the side away from the town.

Janet Ridler and her son started Gordon Gateway around 14 years ago as just two box-like buildings on a windy hill with wonderful views. When Janet worked for Gordon River Cruises, visitors to Strahan were really roughing it (sleeping in cars because accommodation was so scarce) and she foresaw the need for some comfort.

Janet's award-winning English gardens spread along the driveway and across the property and there is an air of elegance, comfort and tranquillity to be enjoyed. Accommodation varies from luxury spa suites, executive one- and two-bedroom suites, a chalet, studio unit and Piners Loft.

Luxury spa suites have a balcony or deck giving views of the harbour and Strahan and for extra pampering, pillow-top beds and fine linen, port, chocolates, plunger coffee, specialty teas, soft robes and towels and handmade soaps are included. There is a continental breakfast basket too. Executive suites enjoy the same luxuries.

Ten self-contained studio units accommodate up to four. They have Huon pine and blackwood decor, spacious open-plan design, separate bathroom, double bed, bunks and kitchen facilities. All have harbour and Strahan town views, and one unit has disabled facilities.

Piners Loft is set amongst the trees on the banks of Macquarie Harbour overlooking Strahan. The loft is on poles of celery top and King Billy pine with good use made of recycled timber. It exudes warmth and comfort.

There is plenty to see in the area and Janet is happy to arrange picnic hampers, and guests have free use of gas barbecues.


Strahan, four hours north-west of Hobart.


Gordon Gateway rooms range from $100 to $245 a double a night. Piners Loft Starts at $230 a double a night.
Please note prices are valid at time of transmission and to the best of our knowledge are inclusive of GST.

More information

Gordon Gateway
Grining Street, Strahan 7468
Ph: (03) 6471 7165 F: (03) 6471 7588

Piners Loft
Ph: (03) 6471 7036
Fax: (03) 6471 7588

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