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St Helens - Cities, Towns and Localities
Only 36 km north of St Marys, on the Georges Bay, within the north east and east coast of Tasmania, St Helens began its history as a whaling and sealing settlement back in the early 1830s. Today, the town is known as the ‘Game Fishing Capital’ and still retains a fishing fleet, making it a great place not only for the anglers, but also those seeking the freshes of seafood. A place that provides not only good eating, but great accommodation.

For the visitor, St Helens makes a great base from which to enjoy the coastal beach reserves, with its fishing, surfing and scuba diving. There are a number of great walks, as well as the nearby St Columba Falls, Ralph Falls and the Eddystone Lighthouse.

Walking maps of the Blue Tier and surrounds are available from the local visitor centre, which also has an interactive model of the Anchor Mine Water Wheel in the History Room; which is built to 1/24 scale and was the largest water wheel in the southern hemisphere in 1898.

There is also an extensive library of genealogy for family researchers and a large library of Tasmanian History. Entrance to the history room section is by gold coin donation.

Check out our range of St Helens accommodation, Break O’Day Region accommodation, North East accommodation and East Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

St Helens History & Visitor Information Centre
61 Cecilia Street
ST HELENS TAS 7216
Ph: 03 6376 1744
Email

Tasmanian Travel & Information Centre - Hobart

St Helens Attractions

Bay of Fires
• Located between Eddystone Point and Binalong Bay, the Bay of Fires attract visitors with its dramatic landscape, white beaches, blue water and orange-red lichen coloured rocks. It is a perfect place for one of your picture postcards shots, with its fishing lagoons, and spectacular views along its coastline.
The Trail of the Tin Dragon
• The Tin Centre, DERBY TAS • Ph: 03 6354 1062 • Email
• Officially opened at The Tin Centre in Derby on the 8 May 2008, the trail spans the rugged north-east from Launceston to St Helens, winding its way through stunning scenery and historic townships, each with its own story to tell.
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St Helens Distance

Distance to St Helens
• Following are some approximate distances by road to St Helens:
  Km
• Ansons Bay 41
• Beaumaris 14
• Binalong Bay (Bay of Fires) 10
• Eddystone Point 52
• Falmouth 30
  Km
• Four Mile Creek 33
• Hobart 253
• Scamander 18
• Scottsdale 89
• St Marys 36
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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