Things to See and Do

Near St Helens, Tasmania, Australia

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St Columba Falls
The turnoff to Pyengana takes you to St Columba Falls State Reserve, with a delightful short walk through cool rainforest to the falls viewing platform. Also in the area is the Weldborough Pass Scenic Reserve, where tree lovers will welcome the chance to see myrtle, sassafras, blackwood and tall tree ferns.

Eddystone Lighthouse
The road to Eddystone Point in Mt William National Park is mostly gravel but accessible with a two wheel drive vehicle. Take a picnic lunch. Visit Ansons Bay on the way. The Lighthouse is a spectacular site built out of the stone. The lighthouse keepers residences have recently been renovated.

Bay of Fires
Voted best beach in the world by Lonely Planet, the renowned Bay of Fires is indeed one of the world's great beaches, stretching 35 km north of Binalong Bay. Take your camera to capture the brilliant orange lichen on the rocks, the clear turquoise sea and the dazzling white sands. Go diving and explore the offshore reefs.

Peron Dunes
Peron Dunes where the beach buggy races are held annually, go sand boarding on the lovely clean sand, soak up the sun and enjoy the lovely ocean views.

Blue Tier Reserve
The drive to the Historic Blue Tier Reserve passes through idyllic countryside of green rolling hills. On the way to the reserve visit the Anchor Stampers Walk and Halls falls.

Mt William National Park
Various short and long walks in this lovely National Park and picnic areas etc and of course, one of the few places left in Tasmania where the Forester Kangaroo is found.

St Helens Conservation Area
St Helens Point Conservation Area features extensive sand dunes. Popular for surfing, fishing, beach walks, boating and bird-watching, the sand dunes and ocean beach of St Helens Point are a short drive from the township of St Helens. The sand dunes can be damaged by foot and vehicles therefore vehicle-use is restricted to a specific area at Peron Dunes. Notice the native grass, Spinifex hirsutus.

Pub in Paddock
Come and see the lovely historic Pub in Paddock with Priscilla the beer drinking pig. Great counter meals and have a look at the old photo's.

Evercreech Forest Reserve
Visit the 4 tallest white gums in the world. Have a BBQ at the new BBQs, lovely picnic shelter if weather not the best, paddle in the lovely meandering river and enjoy the lush green park.

Anchor Stampers Walk
Walk down the all weather path to the relic stampers left over from the Anchor Tin Mine. These stampers are covered in moss and lichen, perfect material for the keen photographer.

Halls Falls
Take a walk through magnificent forest with tall trees.

Meadstone Falls
Spectacular gorge, 1.5 hours return.

Winifred Curtis Scamander Reserve
Excellent walks through native forest with wildflowers. Try the Old Coach Road to the ford, 40 min return.

Mt Paris Dam site
Visit the lovely scenic Mt Paris Dam site, imagine the vast amount of water held when the dam was full. Tree ferns, trickling water and birdlife.

Weldborough Rain Forest Walk
Lovely ten minute walk through the old Myrtle rainforest, moss and ferns cover the entire forest, imagine the dinosaurs peeping out through the trees as your imagination travels back through time.