St Helens is the largest township along the Great Eastern Drive and is very proud to be the gatekeeper to the many adventures awaiting throughout the area. Located 3 hours drive from Hobart and 2 hours east of Launceston, St Helens is ideally located as your next place to stay and relax after exploring the hustle and bustle of Tasmania’s larger centres.
The seaside town of St Helens lies within easy distance of a treasure trove of natural attractions. It is an ideal base for exploring the spectacular north-east region with the the Bay of Fires, Mt William National Park, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park, and the Fingal Valley all being within a 120km radius.
The bustling town centre boasts two supermarkets, an array of quaint shops selling everything from antiques to handcrafts, several cafes and restaurants and an enticing chocolate shop that is a chocaholic’s dream come true. Why not visit the town’s surf and sporting goods shops or maybe try your hand at a round of golf. Find hidden treasures in the gallery’s and bric-a-brac shops or enjoy a cool ale at the pub or RSL. You’ll find many other amenities in town, including a library, on-line access centre, pharmacy, hospital, banks and other important community services.
St Helens has a variety of accommodation options on offer, from resorts and bed and breakfasts to hotel accommodation, cosy seaside cottages, stylish holiday homes, as well as caravan and camping parks.
Discover the region’s charms and learn about the rich history, superb natural attractions and people of this remote and beautiful corner of Tasmania. For the experience four wheel drive enthusiast, why not visit hidden locations far off the beaten track. Why not sand board down Peron Dunes or if soaking up the sun is more your style, stretch out on Beer Barrel Beach and let the day slip by. The glorious beaches around St Helens and Georges Bay are ideal for swimming, with access to some of the purest waters on the planet: St Georges Bay features 50 kilometers of shoreline, so visitors are guaranteed to find a quiet spot to relax by the gentle waters of the bay at any time of the year.
Oyster farms near Binalong Bay grow plump, delicious molluscs, which are highly sought-after, the oysters farmed in our pristine waters are the freshest you’ll find anywhere. If oysters aren’t to your taste, you can feast on fresh-cooked fish & chips from the wharf area or purchase just-caught seafood from the town’s local fishmongers.
The St Helens History & Visitor Information Centre is located on the main street. The History Room features fascinating displays and books of Aboriginal and more recent history, including tin mining, farming and fishing. Friendly staff in the information centre will help with information on the region, provide maps of local walks and drives.
Check out these sample itineraries; and if you have too many things to do and not enough time, then you simply must return and visit again!
LOCAL CHAMBER BUSINESSES
Providing professional veterinary services to our community for thirty years!!
Address: 67 Quail St, St Helens
Phone: (03) 63781577
Queechy Cottages offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom self contained cottages. The cottages are fully self contained. In addition, we offer one bedroom well equipped motel suites overlooking Georges Bay. Pristine location, exceptional views and friendly service.
Looking for local staff to work in your business? The ORS Group are a no cost provider of employment service who can assist you with finding staff. With offices in St Helens, George Town, Deloraine, Launceston and Hobart we can source staff to meet your needs.
Address: Shop 3, 34 Quail St, St Helens
Phone: 1800 000 677
Operating a daily passenger and freight service, covering St Helens/Bicheno to Launceston, Coles Bay/Freycinet and in between, as well as linking with Tassielink to Hobart. We also provide charter buses for groups ans our friendly staff are happy to help with all your freight requirements.
When on the fabulous East Coast call in to the St Helens Newsagency and Lucky Lotto. We have a range of magazines, gifts and stationary. We are also a PAYG agent, and stock Darrel Lea confectionery, and we also are a drycleaning agency.
Open 7 days a week “Buying Locally will keep us on the Map”
Address: cnr Cecilia and Quail street, St Helens
Phone: (03) 6376 1182
Facebook: St Helens Newsagency & Lucky Lotto
Have a fun round of chip ’n’ putt golf on our 9-hole, par 3 course. Enjoy a relaxing coffee overlooking our orchard and in summer try a piece of our popular fruit tart. Take home some juicy cherries or other delicious summer stone fruit.
Sit back and relax at Sweetwater Villas, your home in St. Helens, the best location to discover Tasmania’s East Coast! The fully self-contained and spacious one and two bedroom apartments are recently renovated and offer full cooking facilities, fresh linen, onsite parking, BBQ facilities and a guest laundry. Guests also have access to FREE WIFI in public areas and flat screen HD TV with DVD players. Contact your hosts Tim & Sandi Purdie or our website for more details and special offers.
The Break O’Day Business Enterprise Centre is here to help small business up and down the East Coast of Tasmania. Whether it is at the great idea stage, start up or an existing business we are keen to assist small and micro businesses meet the ever changing demands of doing business.
Kellraine Beach Cottages are fully self contained – Off street parking – One, two and three bedroom units – Catering for singles, couples and families – Within walking distance to the town centre – Base yourself here whilst you tour the East Coast.
Priory Ridge wines is the only vineyard and cellar door operation in the iconic Bay of Fires/Binalong Bay/ St Helens area. Nestled in the tranquil valley of Priory and bordering the Gerorge River, we are easily accessible from C843 and C849. A truly unique experience awaits you: an ancestral property with panoramic views, a rustic Cellar door, historical records of early settlers to the area; premium cool climate wines for tastings/sales: Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
Designer-Artist Knut Mueller, owns Mueller Design Studio Jewellers. His handmade, contemporary jewellery pieces are made on the premises from Gold, Sterling Silver, Platinum, Gemstones and more. Unique and captivating designs are readily available from our shop or online and customizable for the individual.
Situated on the edge of magnificent Georges Bay with glorious views of the bay, the Bayside Inn is the perfect venue from which to explore Tasmania’s beautiful east coast. Look no further for comfortable and convenient accommodation. Great food and great hospitality.
Come and experience our beautiful Georges Bay on a heritage couta boat cruise. We offer you half, one hour or two hour cruises aboard “Lone Dove” a 1923 heritage Couta Boat. Enjoy the views or take in a spot of bay fishing. We’ll even clean and pack your catch for you to take home.
Address: Marina Parade, St Helens
Phone: 0407 561 318
Come and experience the joy of the family-owned and operated Big4 St Helens Holiday Park, winner of a number of tourism awards from 2008-2016. The closest holiday park to the world renowned Bay of Fires.