Where is it? Strahan, Tasmania

Float past ancient World Heritage-Listed rainforest on the silent waters of Macquarie Harbour, where the Gordon River meets the rough Southern Ocean through the appropriately named Hells Gates. The unique waterway is fresh water with a saltwater layer underneath, so fishermen are most likely to hook an escapee from the Atlantic salmon and ocean trout fish farms around the harbour. Both make better eating than the human flesh enjoyed by Alexander Pearce, the most infamous escapee from the former convict station of Sarah Island in the south.

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