St Helens is the largest town in the north-east of Tasmania with a reputation for game fishing, holiday homes, beach bungalows at nearby Binalong Bay and a more relaxed pace of life.
Whether you are planning a weekend getaway, trip with friends or simply visiting for the day, you won’t be short of things to do on your stay.
A good starting point and a great place to get your bearings is the Local History Room on Cecilia Street – the main road in town.
Guides will give you a verbal introduction to St Helens History Room – this is a perfect wet weather activity that will have the kids begging to stay.
The region is most famous for its sandy beaches, aquamarine waters and coastal scenery – which may mean packing your bags and making a quick trip just outside of town.
Georges Bay is one of the many surfing and swimming beaches that dot the area and the seaside town is well known for its seafood, including bream, flounder, scallops and abalone.
Keen surfers will no doubt want to see the long line of sand dunes and clean beaches that lie just south of St Helens, while fisherman may prefer to head east to the resort town of Binalong Bay, which is famous for its rock and surf fishing.
At Binalong Bay too are the impossibly white beaches and lichen stained rocks which stretch northward toward world famous Bay of Fires.