St Helens is located 163km east of Launceston on Tasmania’s east coast. Perched on Georges Bay, the township enjoys beautiful beaches of crisp white sands close by and is the gateway to the stunning Bay of Fires.
The Georges Bay inlet is a popular boating playground with fishing being the predominant sport. Game fishing charters operate from here and Tuna and Mako are high on the list of sought after fish.
St Helens Point Conservation Area is a day use area and has boat launching facilities. The area is also suitable for rock fishing and on a clear day you can see across the inlet to Humbug Point.
Humbug Point Conservation Area has some beautiful coastline and several walking trails. Binalong Bay is about 10km northeast of town and is just beautiful with stark white sand and crystal clear aqua water. There is no camp ground here however there are beachside cottages for rent and camping further on at Dora Point.
East of the Binalong Bay village a gravel road further explores the iron-stained rocky coastlines of Skeleton Point, Grants Point and Dora Point
. Short walks lead to the coast and all walking trails are linked. Rock fishermen might have some luck off these points.
Dora Point has a beautiful beach and free camping is permitted in the protected bush camps on the coast. Toilets and untreated water is provided for your convenience and a maximum stay of 4 weeks is allowed at this fabulous spot.
On the Bay of Fires
between Binalong Bay and The Gardens is some stunning coastline of pristine white beaches and free-range camping areas allowing 4 week stays. Grant’s Lagoon, Jeanneret Beach, Swimcart Beach, Cosy Corner and Sloop Reef all permit bush camping in this coastal paradise for free.
This stretch of coastline is just gorgeous. There are plenty of accommodation options in town for those that enjoy their creature comforts or scenic bush camping for those that love to be out with nature.
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Destinations in Tasmania
Franklin Gordon Wild Rivers
Freycinet National Park
Mt Field National Park
Return from St Helens to Tasmania