"GAME FISHING CAPITAL OF TASMANIA" Saint Helens by balhannah

Saint Helens Travel Guide: 38 reviews and 81 photos

ST. HELENS is................

The largest town on the North East coast of Tasmania.

Captain Tobias Furneaux was the first European to explore St Helens and

by the 1830s the coastal town was occupied by sealers and whalers.

The town grew rapidly in 1874 when tin was discovered in the Blue Tier


After the mines closed down, St Helens became an important fishing port

during the following years. Today, the fishing industry and tourism are the

lifeblood of this seaside town.

St Helens is approximately two-hours’ drive east of Launceston 163 kms

and 265 kms from Hobart

Also included on my St. Helens page are many beautiful waterfalls that are found nearby, and Bay of Fires....Binalong bay....Scottsdale....

  • Last visit to Saint Helens: Jan 2007
  • Intro Written Jan 4, 2010
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2011 at 8:27 PM

    The trees in the Styx, but not on the Big Tree Walk, are taller and bigger. They're about 3 kms up the road. Lovely tips, makes me realise what I've yet to see.

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jan 12, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    Smiling about the Pacific Gull story...Oh, my! What beauty in this area with the dunes, beach, lake, light house, forest preserve, & water falls. Breathtaking photos.


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