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St Helens, Tasmania
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St Helens

Located on the Tasman Highway, about 160 km east of Launceston, St Helens is the largest town on the north-east coast of Tasmania.

It is known as the game fishing capital of Tasmania and is also renowned for its oysters (as are some other areas of Tasmania).

In the early 2000s, the town was one of the fastest growing areas of Tasmania, and reached a population of 2049 at the 2006 census. A number of shops can be found in the town along Cecilia Street, such as a Supa IGA and Gallery Parnella.

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

St Helens offers all the services of a busy town with a positively laid back vibe, and that's just the way the locals and visitors like it. There's no shortage of eateries and shops to hang out in and people watching is a favourite local pastime.

One of the most famous spots of the area, the Bay of Fires, is more than just one location but rather a series of bays along the North East coastline. To get to the Bay of Fires head through the township of St Helens and along Binalong Bay Rd and just further up the road keep an eye out on your left for Gardens Rd.

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St Helens Sporting Complex - TAS RVFT
Free Camping

110 Tully Street, St Helens

Fully self contained caravans and motorhomes only. Limit 48 Hours. Not Suitable for Tents or Camper Trailers.

The site has Water Filling, Drinking Water, Rubbish Bins, Dump Point, Mobile Phone Reception and Pets are Permitted,

BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park
2 Penelope Street, St Helens TAS 7216
P: 1300 559 745

BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park offers you a variety of accommodation choices in an award-winning caravan park that is located only 300 meters from the waterfront of St Helens.

A perfect place to base yourself when exploring the Bay of Fires, Binalong Bay, St Columba Falls, Scamander & Wineglass Bay.

Stay a while and enjoy our peaceful natural surroundings with accommodation ranging from various caravan and camping sites through to comfortable fully equipped units and cabins.The choice is yours!

They also cater to mountain biking enthusiasts, with accommodation and transport.

St Helens Waterfront Holiday Park
18 St Helens Point Rd, St Helens, Tasmania
(03) 6376-2332

Overlooking the stunning Georges Bay on the north-east coast of Tasmania, NRMA St Helens Waterfront Holiday Park is just minutes from the breathtaking Bay of Fires with a range of facilities including a BBQ and camp kitchen, modern recreation room, Parkside Bar and Kitchen, jumping pillow and kid's playground.

Just a 2-hour drive from Launceston, the bustling town of St Helens is known for having the warmest climate in Tasmania. From natural wonders and pristine bays, to world-class mountain bike trails and the thrill of deep sea fishing, you'll want to revisit St Helens time and time again.

Hillcrest Tourist Park
10 Chimney Rd, St Helens, Tasmania
(03) 6376-3298

Hillcrest Tourist Park's eight en-suite cabins accommodate families, couples etc along with powered and un-powered sites which provide ample space for vans and tents.

The Hillcrest Tourist Park & Mini Market boasts a selection of groceries, take-away, magazines, news papers, postcards, stamps and a range of beer, wine and spirits for In-House Guests.

The fishing enthusiast shouldnt feel left out. We stock a range of bait, lures, rods etc. We also cater for most of your vehicle and boating needs with petrol, diesel, oil, gas refills and gas exchanges available.

Bay of Fires Conservation Area Camping

​​ The Bay of Fires Conservation Area offers beach-side camping and the
elevated sites amongst the acacia trees have amazing views of the coast and sea.
For full details see

Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service - Bay of Fires camping

Dianas Basin Conservation Area Campground
24564 Tasman Hwy, St Helens
-41.376058, 148.287841

This is a Free Camping area in the Conservation Reserve managed by Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife. There are two camping areas accessed by either taking the first right off the entrance road or continuing to the end.

It is dog friendly and accessible to motorbikes, RVs, camper trailers and caravans. Camping in tents is allowed.


Visitor Information Centre
61 Cecilia St, St Helens
Phone: (03) 6376 1744

Toilet Facilities
BP St Helens

St Helens - Visitor Information Centre

Stieglitz Beach

St Helens - Memorial Park

St Helens - O'Connors Beach

St Helens - Lions Park

St Helens - Wharf

Toilet & Dump Point, Beauty Bay

Police, ambulance and fire dial 000

Police Station
- non-emergency ph. 131 444
5 Cecilia St, St Helens

Doctor/Medical Centre
Ochre Medical Centre
(03) 6376 1777
11 Pendrigh Place, St Helens, TAS, 7216
Mon - Fri: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

District Hospital and Community Health Centre
St Helens Hospital and Community Centre
10 Annie Street, St Helens 7216

Service Tasmania and Library
St Helens Library
61 Cecilia St, St Helens
(03) 6387 5600

Service Tasmania
65 Cecilia St, St Helens
1300 135 513

Real Estate For Sale
This (external) link will give you updated details of property for sale in and around Binalong Bay.


Please click on the 'Tassie Traveller' icon (left) for an exquisite, graphic description of St Helens and surrounds.

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