Places

St Helens, the Bay of Fires, Falmouth, Mathinna and the surrounding hamlets will be etched in your memory as the place where raw beauty, fascinating history and irresistible tenacity meet. It’s a special place where lifelong memories are made, a place where the sea air  quenches your soul, the mountain trails balance the body, the insanely white beaches are pounded by turquoise waves and where genuinely real people care not colour or creed and welcome you with open arms.

Unravel the secrets nature has entrusted us to protect, but be warned, you will need more than one day or two to uncover the delights waiting for you around every corner. St Columba Falls with her incredible height, Evercreech Forest Reserve with the tallest White Gums in the world, Bay of Fires with magical beauty celebrated across the globe, sand so white is squeals with delight when you leave your footprint, deep sea fishing for famed marlin and tuna, beach, bay and river fishing for the best fed fish and culinary delights scattered across our easily accessible countryside.

Spend two days, three days or more and refresh your soul. Nature is calling you to step a foot inside St Helens and the Bay of Fires.  So answer the call of nature and come and explore. Tasmania’s north-east is the warmest and sunniest corner of the state. Surrounding hills, combined with warm ocean currents, produce a microclimate that makes the St Helens region warmer than Melbourne in winter – in June the average is a mild 14.5 degrees Celsius – and refreshingly temperate during the summer months, when the temperature averages around 22 degrees Celsius.

Regarded not only as one of Australia’s most beautiful natural settings, but also as one of its most idyllic, the beaches of the Bay of Fires are fanned by intoxicatingly fresh breezes. In fact, Tasmania’s atmosphere is so pure that the baseline for the world standard of clean air and water is measured nearby.

During the summer months, take a lazy stroll amid the natural grandeur of the Bay of Fires to search for paper nautilus shells and shark’s teeth, watch the waters for schools of dolphins frolicking in the waves, or simply loll on the pure sands and enjoy the sunshine.

Off-season, it’s just as sensational to rug up and walk these isolated beaches, when the emerald green surf splashed with white-crested waves pounds the coast, and the only living things you’re likely to share the landscape with are Pacific gulls, pelicans, terns, cormorants and oystercatchers.

This idyllic, beautiful slice of Tasmania is just the place to get back to nature and soothe the soul.