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St Helens

Travel Guide
St Helens showing a bay or harbour, boating and a sunset

Surf, hike and relax in this community with country charms and a perfect location between forested hills and the beaches of the Bay of Fires.

St. Helens is a picturesque coastal country town, the last large town among the little villages scattered around the Bay of Fires. The town is encircled by forest reserves and perched on Georges Bay. Use this spot as the perfect base for picturesque hikes, boating trips to Wineglass Bay and four-wheel driving through the Peron Dunes.

Historically St. Helens was a whaling town and a shipping port for locally mined tin. Hear stories of the 19th-century Chinese tin miners at the St. Helens History Room and Visitor Information Centre.

Take a lesson at the St. Helens surfing school or head out on a charter boat fishing adventure to wrestle with tuna and marlin. Dive through kelp forests and underwater caves or just relax on Beer Barrel Beach and enjoy the view. Watch the horizon for humpback and southern right whales which migrate along this coast.

Walk to St. Helens Point on the peninsula. Cross the huge expanse of sand known as the Peron Dunes by foot or four-wheel drive and test your balance sandboarding down the steep dunes.

Select a spot to enjoy freshly caught seafood and local produce in St. Helens, from oysters and cheeses to stone fruit and wines. You can even eat your fish and chips on the water in the old Paddle Wheeler boat, now a floating restaurant.

Beyond St. Helens, find coastal hiking trails in the Bay of Fires. At the sea’s edge, photograph the unusual bright orange boulders which create a sharp contrast with the piercingly clear water.

Visit the old Anchor Tin Mine stamper battery on the drive to Pyengana. While you’re in the area, hike through the lush rainforest at the nearby St. Columba Falls Reserve to see the waterfall. Platypuses are sometimes spotted in the pool below.

Drive to St. Helens is just over 2 hours from Launceston. Coaches and buses also serve St. Helens from Hobart or Launceston and south along the coast to Bicheno.

Bayside Hotel
Bayside Hotel
3 out of 5
Cecilia Street, 2, St Helens, TAS
The price is AU$105 per night from 17 Aug. to 17 Aug.
Located in the heart of St Helens, this beach hotel is 6.6 mi (10.7 km) from Binalong Bay and 7.3 mi (11.8 km) from Bay of Fires. Pyengana Dairy Company and ...
3.5/5Good! (751 reviews)
"Large spacious room with great water views. Close walk to shops & various dining options."

Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2021

Bayside Hotel
Sweetwater Villas
Sweetwater Villas
4 out of 5
16-18 Halcyon Grove, St Helens, TAS
The price is AU$120 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Situated in St Helens, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Kirwans Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of St Helens Waterfront and Georges Bay Esplanade. Peron ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (471 reviews)
Comfortable clean holiday units.
"Lovely comfortable property . The units are quite large and very comfortable. They are older style units and they would be very comfortable for a family having a holiday."

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2021

Sweetwater Villas
Panorama St Helens Nature Resort
Panorama St Helens Nature Resort
4 out of 5
1 Quail Street, St Helens, TAS
The price is AU$138 per night from 27 Aug. to 27 Aug.
Situated on the waterfront, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Percy Steel Reserve and Georges Bay Esplanade. St Helens Waterfront and St Helens History ...
3.8/5Good! (643 reviews)
"Large clean room, overlooking Georges Bay. Short walk to the shops and quick drive to the Bay of Fires. Great location and friendly staff. A nice place to base yourself when you explore this scenic area of Tasmania."

Reviewed on 21 May 2021

Panorama St Helens Nature Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Sweetwater Villas
Sweetwater Villas
4 out of 5
16-18 Halcyon Grove, St Helens, TAS
The price is AU$120 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Situated in St Helens, this aparthotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Kirwans Beach, and within 3 mi (5 km) of St Helens Waterfront and Georges Bay Esplanade. Peron ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (471 reviews)
Comfortable clean holiday units.
"Lovely comfortable property . The units are quite large and very comfortable. They are older style units and they would be very comfortable for a family having a holiday."

Reviewed on 9 Jan. 2021

Sweetwater Villas
BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park
BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park
3 out of 5
2 Penelope Street, St Helens, TAS
The price is AU$123 per night from 18 Aug. to 18 Aug.
This family-friendly St Helens cabin is located on the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of St Helens Waterfront and St Helens History and Visitor Information Centre. ...
4.3/5Excellent! (142 reviews)
"The “bunkhouse” area is made up of converted containers. Rooms were good size, 2 of us slept comfortably in the large single bed. Short walk to en-suites. But if it was raining ... you’d need your brolly. The path isn’t covered. Also think that a window/skylight (some form of natural light) is needed ..."

Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2021

BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park
Queechy Motel
Queechy Motel
3.5 out of 5
2 Tasman Hwy, St Helens, TAS
The price is AU$130 per night from 5 Aug. to 5 Aug.
Situated near the beach, this cottage is within a 15-minute walk of St Helens Waterfront and St Helens History and Visitor Information Centre. Percy Steel Reserve ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (84 reviews)
"This accomodation was by far the best in its price range and above on my 2 week road trip. Stated 2 nights. Complimentary extras were appreciated such as Netflix, slippers, gowns and fresh milk. The 1 bedroom spa suite I chose was spotless and so comfortable. The Guest Laundry was easy to use and ..."

Reviewed on 4 May 2021

Queechy Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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