Mar
11
2012

St Helens offers a relaxed pace

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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.

Georges Bay

Superb Binalong Bay

Peron Dunes

Broad swathe of the bay - St Helens

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  • Nicky says:

    We just completed a trip around Tassie on a motorcycle covering 1246km, the first overnight stop was St Helens. Having picked our accommodation on the internet it is always a bit of a lottery. Well what a shock
    the Bayveiw Inn was. Its a shame because St Helens as so much to offer, having stopped at the big 4 caravan park in the past and exploring the area. The friendly staff and excellent meal at the
    Blue Shed Restaurant really made our stay worth while. The rest of the trip went off without a hitch having stopped at Hobart and Strahan

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