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The Bay ShantyThe Bay Shanty is a lovely cottage in the heart of St Helens , gateway to The Bay Of Fires. You will feel at home in TheShanty perfect for couples, friends or families. Easy access to little bayside beaches and the walking/cycling foreshore track are only metres from the house or alternatively wander into the CBD for dining , groceries and shopping . Fantastic outdoor fish cleaning/bbq area with hot and cold water. Bike washing stand, Lock up storage for bikes, boards and rods.+Netflix etc
Surveyor’s Cottage - Heritage with open fireFor bookings after 1.3.22 please book on our new listing. Same name, same great features and lovely new owners. This cottage is one of the earliest buildings on the east coast of Tasmania, It has an instant appeal with high ceilings and beautiful light from the Georgian windows. The open fire is the star attraction. An intimate space for two people, within easy walking distance of most local eateries & shops. Unlimited wifi if the fire isn’t enough to keep you happy.
Jacks Shack Stieglitz.Our little two bedroom home is located *10 minutes drive* from the heart of St Helens, a scenic 25 minute drive to the stunning Bay of Fires & surrounds, a great hub out of the way for exploring the Coast. JS has a traditional open plan kitchen/dining/sitting area that opens up onto the deck.. and has a seperate lounge/tv room. Jacks Shack is a short walk from the bay’s edge, Stieglitz boat ramp & playground. Enjoy a glass of wine on the front deck or a hot chocolate around the fire pot.
Northeastern Tasmania is a place of many charms — covetable surf breaks, mystical rain forests, sweeping wine vineyards — and St Helens puts you in the middle of it all. Located on Tasmania’s Great Eastern Drive, St Helens is the largest town in the region and serves as the gateway to the world-renowned Bay of Fires, as well as the Mt William and Freycinet national parks. While the town itself offers lessons in Tassie history at the St Helens History Room, the region’s white-sand beaches and glittering waters mean you’ll probably spend most of your time in or around the water. Snorkelers and scuba divers love exploring the kelp forests, underwater caves, and shipwrecks off the coast. Mountain bikers love the ultra-scenic ocean view trails; and anglers try their luck hooking albacore and yellowfin tuna on the Tasman Sea (St Helens is Tasmania’s game-fishing capital). In town, be sure to partake of the daily catch, as well as the famed local oysters.
The closest major commercial airport is Launceston Airport (LST), about two hours’ drive from St Helens, but you might consider flying into Hobart (HBA) as well, a three-hour drive away. Once you land, you could take a bus to St Helens, but chances are you’ll want to rent a car at the airport so you can explore Tasmania at your leisure. If you take the A3 through Derby from Launceston, it’ll take you through scenic landscapes and charming villages, including Pyengana, known for its gorgeous waterfalls, artisan cheddar, and pub culture.
In the Southern Hemisphere summer, this part of Tasmania is warm and sunny: Average highs range from 62 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit, so pack a bathing suit and layers when heading to the beach. The weather turns colder in winter (June to August), dipping to between 37 and 51 degrees, but those who do venture out to the shore despite the chill might be treated to the sight of a migrating humpback whale. Conditions can change on a dime, though, so check the forecast and come prepared. Come spring, the lush landscape erupts with wildflowers.
This stunning conservation area extends 31 miles from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. Famous for its orange-lichen-covered granite boulders, the Bay of Fires — said to be named after Aboriginal fires seen by British navigator Captain Tobias Furneaux when he sailed past in 1773 — has been named one of the best beaches in the world.
You can walk from town to these iconic coastal dunes in about a half an hour. Start at the St Helens Point Conservation Area and end at Beerbarrel Beach. Looking to amp up the experience? You can also race down the dunes by sandboard or dune buggy.
One of Tasmania’s tallest waterfalls is located here, just a 30-minute drive from town, followed by an easy 30-minute walk through a lush forest of tree ferns. Be on the lookout for platypuses.