Things to See and Do
Near St Helens, Tasmania, Australia
St Helens and the surrounding area has an abundance of amazing places to see and explore. You can walk to your hearts content, visiting our many beaches at the Bay of Fires, countless waterfalls as well as numerous walking tracks. There are spectacular beaches everywhere you look, perfect for swimming, fishing, kayking, building sand castles or just relaxing. Derby is only 1 hr from the park, which…
St Helens and the surrounding area has an abundance of amazing places to see and explore. You can walk to your hearts content, visiting our many beaches at the Bay of Fires, countless waterfalls as well as numerous walking tracks. There are spectacular beaches everywhere you look, perfect for swimming, fishing, kayking, building sand castles or just relaxing. Derby is only 1 hr from the park, which is a scenic drive along country roads and through the quaint little town of Weldborough, which is worth a visit into the local pub to quench your thirst on your way through. While at Derby you can try your hand on the mountain bike tracks which range from beginner to experienced. There are many full or half day trips around the area depending on the time you have. Our office staff at BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park would love to give you all the information you need to explore the area.
Featured Things to See and Do
Distance is calculated point-to-point. If landmarks, waterways or rivers are nearby, the distance may be further by road.
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.
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 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.
Take a walk through magnificent forest with tall trees.
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.
The Wharf Bar & Kitchen
Unique dining experience with uninterrupted water views. The Wharf Bar & Kitchen is fully licensed offering a range of food from bar snacks, take aways, full lunch menu plus their dinner menu. Or just pop in for a coffee and enjoy the views