St Helens

The seaside town of St Helens is the largest town and administrative centre of the north-east region of Break O'Day. Lying within easy distance of a treasure trove of natural attractions including Peron Dunes just past Stieglitz and Akaroa. St Helens makes an ideal base for exploring the spectacular north-east region with the Trail of the Tin Dragon, Mt William National Park, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park, the Bay of Fires and the Fingal Valley all being within a 120km radius of St Helens.

Bay of Fires
St. Helens coast

St Helens

  • (Pop varies, estimated 3,600 winter and 17,000+ summer)
  • Travel time to and from Launceston Airport – 2 hours
  • Derby – 60 minutes

St Helens is a melting pot of the industries that support the neighboring townships. It is the largest township in the municipality and is very proud to be the gatekeeper to the many adventures awaiting throughout the area.  Located 260 kilometers  north of Hobart and 172 kilometers 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.

Things To See & Do

The best thing about St Helens is that everything is so close, yet so far away. Within an hour of St Helens you can be deep in the rain forest, swimming in the Bay of Fires, barrel rolling down Peron Dunes or surfing the waves at Four Mile Creek. St Helens and the Bay of Fires region are a perfect base to explore the East Coast, Freycinet, Bicheno, Scottsdale and beyond.

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. Don’t put it off any longer.

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