Located on the eastern shore of Tasmania, St. Helens is sometimes called the island's game fishing capital. It has a population of around 2000 people. As in other parts of Tasmania, golf is a very popular pastime.
Cerise-Brook Fruit Orchard and Chip n Putt Family Golf Course
Just a few kilometers outside of St. Helens at 315 Medea Cove Road is a tourist attraction known as Cerise-Brook Fruit Orchard and Chip n Putt Family Golf Course. The golf course here is not mini-golf, but it is sized down for younger family members. While there, visitors can enjoy fresh fruit in season, such as cherries, plums, and nectarines. Barbecue facilities are available.
Bay of Fires
The Bay of Fires, just to the north of St. Helens, received its name is 1773 because there were many aboriginal fires along the coast. It features a shoreline walking trail from which visitors can enjoy the ocean views as well as the huge granite rocks covered with orange lichen. It is a good place to go birdwatching and it is possible to spot dolphins in the water. (Lonely Planet voted the Bay of fires to be the best beach in the world.)