St Helens Resort
1 Quail Street, St Helens, TAS, 7216, AU
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Not a bad place to go fishing!
Photo 1 Dad and son fishing
Photo 2 Caught something, quick, get it off the hook
Photo 3 No, Mum also says it’s too small – back it goes!
Photo 4 For fisherfolk with larger ambitions.
We were interested to see what appeared to be ‘Dad’ giving his son doing some beach fishing lessons on the St Helens Peninsula. A few minutes later, the young chap had caught something, it looked like a whiting or Australian Salmon possibly. So as they removed it from the line, Mum also came along to see what the action was about, just before the young fellow returned the fish to the ocean.
Of course, if your interest is in the larger end of the finny spectrum, St Helens is a good place to visit. There are fishing charters and a Game Fishing Club – maybe the young chap in the first photos will be found here in a few years!
Further afield – Scamander area
Photo 1 Sandbank near Scamander
Photo 2 Beach and picnic area at Scamander
Photo 3 ‘Chancellor Inn, Scamander Beach’ looking out of place
Photo 4 Beach beyond Scamander toward Bicheno.
If you head south from St Helens, you will find yourself following yet more lovely and essentially unused beaches until, after about 20 km, you reach the little village of Scamander. I was taken by the scenery, until my eyes lit on the large and hideous Chancellor Inn, Scamander Beach. For all I know it may be a marvellous place to stay, but it looks totally out of place – maybe the owners or builders thought Scamander was on the Gold Coast where this kind of construction is commonplace! Still, the rest of the area is delightful and if you sit on the beachfront with your back to the Inn you can enjoy the view.
As you head south from Scamander toward Bicheno, after about 10km there is a choice of roads. Maybe the inland road is faster, but the coastal road past Ironhouse Point is scenic. It was toward Bicheno that we saw the great beach in the last photo of this tip.
Freycinet National Park
Freycinet National Park has a lot to offer the visitor and is a very popular park, especially with campers, walkers and hikers (though it's great for sightseeing too) It's also very popular for boating.
These granite rock mountains are quite famous and called "The Hazards". They are different in changing light, from purple, to grey, to pink. They're the first sight to greet you as you enter the National Park.
ST. MARY'S - FINGAL - ELEPHANT PASS
Why we did the scenic route to St. Mary's and Fingal via the Elephant Pass from Bicheno, was so we could stop at the Mount Elephant Pancake Barn. We had heard reports about it, and wanted to try one for ourselves. We were not disappointed, large & delicious, yes, we will return again one day!
The road was built by convicts in the mid 1800s and leads over the elephant toward Bicheno with magnificent views of the coastline.
SO THEY SAY.......It is the outline of an elephant lying down with his trunk stretched out. Situated just too the right of St.Patricks Head. You will have to use your imagination big time!!
There is not a lot at either of these towns.....St Marys is a mountain town with timber cottages, and a gallery featuring Tasmanian products and the St. Mary's Hotel does meals.
Near Fingal, we went to the Evercreech Forest Reserve, with the famous White Knights (white gums), this is worth doing, and the nearby, Mathinna Falls has an amazing array of cascading waterfalls. Mathinna was once a thriving gold mining town.
GAME FISHING CAPITAL OF TASMANIA
"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....
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Address: 1 Quail Street, St Helens, TAS, 7216, AU