St Helens is the largest town on the north-east coast, about two hours' drive east of Launceston, with a population of about 2000 that swells to 4000 in the holiday season.
St Helens is a town steeped in history, from the indigenous Kunnara Kuna tribe and early European explorer Tobias Furneaux, to its days as a port for sealers and whalers and the opening of the local tin mine in the nearby Blue Tier mountains. Visitors can find out more about our area's fascinating history by visiting the St Helens History Room, a popular tourist destination.
Overlooking the scenic George's Bay, today's St Helens is reputed as the game fishing capital of Tasmania, with the St Helens Game Fishing Classic drawing hundreds of eager anglers from across Australia to the town each March. George's Bay is also a popular diving location, with extensive kelp forests and underwater caves.
On dry land the area is renowned for its beautiful beaches, from the Peron Sand Dunes only 30 minutes' walk from the apartment, to the stunning Binalong Bay and Bay of Fires with its white sandy beaches and granite boulders.