GETTING HERE: BY CAR
Getting here by car is the most convenient way to access St Helens and Surrounds is by Car, the town is a 3 hour drive from Hobart and 2 hours via the Fingal Valley from Launceston. Both Launceston and Hobart cities and airports are serviced by all major hire car companies.
Approximate Drive times for your consideration:
Via National & Esk Highways – 3 hours, 15 mins (254kms)
Via Tasman Highway – 3 hours, 30 mins (256kms)
Via National & Esk Highway – 2 hours, 15 mins (167kms)
Via Tasman Highway – 2 hours, 45 mins (158kms)
GETTING HERE: BY BUS
Calows Coaches service the East Coast from both Launceston and Hobart through their networked links. Refer to their website for current timetables and bookings.
GETTING HERE: BY SEA
Why not include the East Coast of Tasmania into your next Tassie driving holiday. Pop over the straight on board Spirit I or II and then make a b-line for the sunny and friendliest side of the state. St Helens is a three hour drive from the Spirit terminal in Devonport, or take the road less traveled and cruise over via Port Sorell, Beaconfield, Bridport, and Scottsdale, this extended route will take about 4 hours drive time, with many different and diverse stops to be made along the way. However if you stop in Derby or Goulds Country for a look it may take you all day.
GETTING HERE: BY AIR
If you’re lucky enough to have access to light aircraft, St Helens boasts it’s own airstrip. The St Helens Airport is a small Australian regional airport located 2 nautical miles east of St Helens on the north-east coast of Tasmania. The airport is commonly used to transport fresh seafood from the east coast to the Australian mainland.
For those of us who are more likely to fly the commercial option, the closest is Launceston Airport at Western Junction.