The largest Tasmanian town on the north-east coast – St Helens – is also one of the most interesting to visit.
A population of about 2,000 friendly locals reside in the island state's game-fishing capital, which overlooks the picturesque Georges Bay.
With boats always docked, there is a wonderful village atmosphere making this a truly special place.
The bay is the focus of the region's activities – fishing trips, boat charters and diving adventures are all popular choices.
Extensive kelp forests and underwater caves make it a standout diving location that draws regular visitors from around the island and mainland Australia.
Bushwalking, coastal vineyards and four-wheel-drive tours are also on the itinerary of any journey to this Tasmanian gem.
A one-hour return walk to St Helens Point showcases the scenic Peron Dunes and the impressive coastline, while you can also explore beautiful Binalong Bay.
A trip to the Bay of Fires will leave you astounded by the spectacular group of giant granite boulders – jutting out from the exquisite white sandy beach.
St Helens is about a two-hour drive east of Launceston, but although it is an easy daytrip – why not relax and stay overnight in a seaside hotel or rental apartment?