St Helens is a popular tourist destination, just a few kilometres from Binalong Bay and the beautiful beaches of the Bay of Fires, one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 regions in the world.
St Helens is the largest town on Tasmania’s North East Coast and an ideal base from which to discover this varied, interesting and beautiful region. The town overlooks scenic Georges Bay and is sheltered by the long headland of St Helens Point, much of which is a public conservation area and popular with bushwalkers; the walk from St Helens Point Conservation Area to Beer Barrel Beach takes in the spectacular Peron Dunes.
St Helens is the perfect place to laze away a few sunny seaside days with the beaches ideal for swimming and surfing. Its all year round sunny climate and warm seas, the result of a microclimate produced by the surrounding hills and warm ocean currents, makes St Helens a popular tourist destination.
St Helen’s is also the state’s second largest fishing port, renowned for its catches of deep-sea fish and lobster and a popular destination for recreational fishing. Known as the game fishing capital of Tasmania, the waters abound with gamefish such as Albacore Tuna and Yellowfin Tuna.
It’s also popular with divers for its extensive kelp forests and underwater caves.
Inland from St Helens you’ll find rainforest, waterfalls, the lush Pyengana Valley and historic pubs dating back to the region’s tin mining era, while further north is Mount William National Park.
St Helen’s vibrant town centre has a wide variety of accommodation, excellent restaurants with the freshest seafood imaginable, cafes and boutiques.
St Helens is a 2-hr drive (163 km) from Launceston.
St Helens is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Break O'Day in Tasmania, it is located approximately 190kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 223.322 square kilometres. St Helens has a recorded population of 2070 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to St Helens we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know St Helens and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.