Backpacking St Helens and the Bay of Fires

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    SPEND SOME TIME AT THE BAY OF FIRES, WHICH WAS VOTED ONE OF THE TWO MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACHES IN THE WORLD BY THE PRESTIGIOUS CONDE NEST TRAVELLER MAGAZINE IN 2005: Photo - George Apostolidis, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    THERE IS SOME STUNNING SCENERY TO EXPLORE IN THE BAY OF FIRES CONSERVATION AREA, LIKE SLOOP ROCK: Photo - George Apostolidis, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    ENJOY THE TORQUOISE CRYSTAL CLEAR WATERS IN THE BAY OF FIRES: Photo - George Apostolidis, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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    HEAD TO MT WILLIAM NATIONAL PARK TO EXPLORE ITS LONG, LONELY BEACHES TEEMING WITH WILDLIFE: Photo - Joe Shemesh, courtesy of Tourism Tasmania. All rights reserved
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St Helens and Bay of Fires Highlights

  • Chill out on the Bay of Fire beach (23km north of St Helens), which was voted one of the two most beautiful beaches in the world, by prestigious UK travel magazine 'Conde Nest Traveller' in 2005.

  • Explore the Bay of Fires Conservation Area, which is best known for its pristine white sandy beaches, turquoise clear waters and granite splashed with orange lichen next to coastal forest areas.

  • Some good surfing spots are nearby.

  • There is some great diving available around the Bay of Fires area. You can explore huge granite boulders that form gutters, tunnels and swim-thru's. This reef system supports kelp, colourful sponges and prolific marine life.

  • See the impressive Peron Sand Dunes.

  • Visit St Columba Falls State Reserve, where you can see St Columba Falls, which plunge nearly 90 metres.

  • Head off to Mt William National Park to explore its long, lonely beaches, teeming wildlife and abundant plant life.

About St Helens and the Bay of Fires


St Helens

Population 2,000

Sprawled around Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the north east coast and it is also Tasmania's largest fishing port, making it a great place to get some fresh seafood.

It was first established in 1830 as a whaling town, but now relies on timber, fishing and tourism.

The town is a good base to explore some nearby natural attractions including scenic beaches, sand dunes, impressive waterfalls and the pristine scenery of the Bay of Fires and Mount William National Park.


Bay of Fires

The Bay of Fires is just over 20 kilometres from St Helens on Tasmania's East Coast. The area extends from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. The area is best known for its pristine white sandy beaches, with turquoise clear waters and granite splashed with orange lichen next to coastal forest areas.

The Bay of Fire beach (23 kilometres north of St Helens), was voted one of the two most beautiful beaches in the world, by prestigious UK travel magazine 'Conde Nest Traveller' in 2005 and is the perfect place to chill out and enjoy the stunning surrounds.

Orientation Map for St Helens


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St Helens Visitor Information Centre

61 Cecilia St
St Helens, Tasmania
Phone (03) 6376 1744
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