ST HELENS

St Helens is a very pretty holiday resort town on the east coast of the state. The town is also usually associated with the best weather in the island state. It is known as the game fishing capital of Tasmania and is also known to produce and provide oysters (as some other areas of Tasmania) that are renowned throughout the world. and includes the surrounding town Binalong Bay

The town became named after St Helens on the Isle of Wight.

St Helens was first used as a whaling base in the early 19th century. When tin was discovered in the surrounding area in the 1870s, St Helens became the port for the mines.

Owing to rapid growth over recent time there is little heritage evident.

Of recent times the “Bay of Fires” near Binalong Bay has become a world recognized location. The Binalong Bay/ Bay of Fires walk is a first rate stroll.

St Helens has just the one hotel. The other burnt down some years back.

The St Helens War Memorial is a modern acknowledgement, but is first rate. One of few that includes the NZ flag.

The Anglican Church is an old classic. The United modern and the Catholic mid-century.

When visiting allow a few days to get the best out of this holiday and fun region.

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course