Picture this, you’re laying back on a quiet deserted beach with just you and family – not another person in sight. There is natural magic all around, from the pale turquoise water and white sandy beaches that transport you someplace exotic, to the bright orange lichen-covered granite boulders that glow under the sun. It comes as no surprise that the Bay of Fires was rated as one of Lonely Planet’s top ten regions in the world. This is exactly why it is the perfect place to escape the daily grind, unwind and relax.
The bays are set within a conservation reserve extending along 50km of coastline from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point. The name Bay of Fires can be traced back to 1773 when ships sailing along the coastline spotted fires burning on the shore lit by Indigenous people.
There are so many things to see and do in the Bay of Fires. Take a stroll along the white sandy beaches of Binalong Bay, go for a surf, or dive beneath its crystal clear waters to see an abundance of marine life. Head north and you’ll find a quiet holiday coastal town named Ansons Bay. Here you can be sure to catch a fish or two as well as kayak around Anson Bay lagoon. It’s also the perfect place to get amongst nature with its abundance of local wildlife and stunning bushland to explore.
Ok… so now you’re convinced, and escape to the Bay of Fires is definitely on the cards, but how do you get there and where can you stay?
Situated on the stunning Georges Bay Parkside Bar & Kitchen is a brand new architecturally designed restaurant, bar and providore.
Getting to the Bay of Fires
St Helens is known as the gateway to the Bay of Fires and is less than a ten-minute drive. It’s approximately four hours from Hobart and three hours from Launceston.
Places to stay in St Helens
Tasman’s St Helens offers state-of-the-art accommodation in a prime location overlooking the stunning Georges Bay on the northeast coast of Tasmania. The accommodation offers a modern designed cabin or studio, and spacious caravan or camping sites. There is also room for your fur babies as this is a pet-friendly caravan park. Enjoy the caravan parks’ large camp kitchen, spacious and clean amenities, kids’ facilities, and a popular onsite restaurant, Parkside Bar and Kitchen, serving a delicious menu accompanied by stunning views of the bay.
Tasman’s St Helens is conveniently located near town, with local wineries, pristine beaches and bays, historic attractions, world-class mountain bike trails, and of course, the incredible Bay of Fires is only a short distance away.
Stop dreaming about visiting the Bay of Fires and start booking! Your slice of paradise awaits you.