Gateway to the Bay of Fires, St Helens is set on picturesque Georges Bay. Originally a whaling station in the early 1800’s, St Helens is now renowned as the game fishing capital of Tasmania and is a mecca for all types fishing and water sports. Visitors can board fishing charters or try their luck casting a rod off the pier. St Helens is the perfect place for local seafood. Enjoy fresh oysters straight from Georges Bay. Gather all of the essentials for your holiday from one of the many supermarkets, bakeries and bottle shops.
There are a number of restaurants and cafes where you can enjoy a tasty meal or kick back with a coffee and watch the world go by.
The largest town in North East Tasmania, St Helens is approximately two hours drive from Launceston and three hours from Hobart.
Things to See & Do
It is not far from St Helens to explore the beautiful coastline of the Bay of Fires conservation area or travel to St Helens Point to take in the remarkable Peron sand dunes.
Only a short drive away, discover the dairy country of Pyengana and visit the cheese factory, the Pub In the Paddock or the spectacular St Columba waterfalls. Journey up to the Blue Tier reserve, a stunning forested plateau that offers a range of walks and world-class mountain bike trails.
With all of these attractions so close, it is not surprising many visitors choose an extended stay in St Helens to discover the East Coast of Tasmania.
Local tip – For a scenic lunch, grab some fish and chips or local oysters and head down to the foreshore.