St Helens - Tasmania
Situated on the north east coast of Tasmania, St Helens is the largest town in the region. The heart of the township is located on the foreshore of Georges Bay which was originally settled because it was frequently used by whalers and sealers in the 1830s. The settlement was renamed from Georges Bay to St Helens in 1882. In the 1870s St Helens became a shipping port for tin mines located in the greater north east region.
Today St Helens is primarily a tourism destination and given it’s on the Sunny East Coast and Georges Bay has such a narrow inlet that it’s akin to a lake, it’s perfect for recreational fishing, boating, holidaying and exploring.
If you love fresh seafood St Helens is for you, or perhaps you’re due for well earned round of golf at the local course after a few days exploring Tassie in your motorhome. There’s great food, wine and Pyengana cheese available at the restaurants or if you’re after something more relaxing grab some fresh fish and chips and sneak off in your campervan to one of the quiet beaches or nature reserves in and around the breathtaking Bay of Fires - voted the number one beach in the world by Lonely Planet in 2009.
Things to do in St Helens
Humbug Point Nature Recreation Area
Explore the natural wonder of Tasmania’s stunning east coast with beach walks, bird watching and fishing. Head towards Binalong Bay and you’ll see the signs.
St Helens Point Conservation Area
This general area is a great spot for surfing so don’t forget to bring your board! There’s also plenty of beach access and if you want to go swimming in the sea rather than Georges Bay Beerbarrel Beach is a good place to go. To find it head south through St Helens and just follow Georges Bay until you can go no further!
If you’re after a day or half-day on the water and you don’t have a boat then try one of the local fishing charters – Michael Haley’s Gone Fishing Charters, Zulu Charterz or Rocky Carosi Fishing Charters. Who knows you might even catch dinner!
St Helens Campervan and Motorhome Parks
BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park
There are plenty of facilities available including powered ensuite sites suitable for our rental motorhomes and campervans. Cabins are also available if you’re hiring a car and need a place to stay. Located at 2 Penelope Street, St Helens.
Hillcrest Tourist Park
Powered and unpowered sites are available for rental vans and tents as well as cabins with a range of amenities. This park also features a mini-market with a range of grocery items. Located at 10 Chimney Heights Rd, Stieglitz.
Drive Times & Distances To St Helens
From Launceston: app. 2 hours 10 minutes - 164kms
From Devonport: app. 3 hours - 245kms
From Hobart: app. 3 hours 10 minutes - 252kms
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