The Bayside Inn St Helens is a budget hotel located on the edge of magnificent George's Bay within a short walking distance to centre of St Helens.
St Helens, nestled in the corner of the picturesque Georges Bay, is the largest town on the north-east coast and business centre of the Break O'Day municipality. The town is known as Tasmania's premier, coastal tourist township and the game fishing capital of Tasmania. Each March the St Helens Game Fishing Classic is the highlight of the year for locals and an increasing number of interstate visitors. Once known as Kunnara Kunna meaning "easy walking place", the area was home to many Aboriginal bands and has a rich history of Aboriginal heritage and cultural occupation. Ten minutes out of St Helens lies Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires, one of Tasmania's most beautiful and popular beach getaways. The Bay of Fires extends to Eddystone Point and has white sandy beaches and giant granite boulders, popular also with divers because of its kelp forests and underwater caves.
St Helens is a fishing port sheltered by Georges Bay and St Helens Point, a long headland, 1,066 hectares (2,500 acres) of which is reserved as a public conservation area. The other side of the bay - Humbug Point - is also protected.
The Bayside Inn St offers quality budget accommodation to suit everyone. The complex has 27 hotel style guest accommodation rooms with bay or town views. All guest accommodation rooms are spacious, comfortable and non smoking, beautifully furnished with an open plan design with air conditioning, comfortable bedding, a private ensuite bathroom with shower, toilet and bathroom amenities.
*Please note, upstairs rooms are only accessible via stairs - no lift.
*Rooms do not have cooking facilities or a microwave oven.
*Free WiFi available on ground floor public areas only.
The Bayside Inn provides a total entertainment package with a new gaming room. The Bay Bar and Bistro serves breakfast daily. Soak up the fantastic uninterrupted views of tranquil Georges Bay. Lunch and dinner is available 7 days a week with a extensive menu. With succulent steaks and local seafood, including Tasmania's popular crayfish, the menu is sure to satisfy everyone's taste buds. The Bayside Inn also has an excellent wine list and a well stocked bar with a wide range of liqueurs, spirits, beers, non-alcoholic drinks and coffee. The Bayside Inn also boasts an extensive bottle shop. Further guest facilities and services include an indoor heated swimming pool, direct access to the foreshore park with picnic tables and chairs, direct beach access, opposite a fantastic children's playground, guest laundry, a bar / lounge, daily housekeeping, cot hire and FREE foreshore parking. (Car park opposite the hotel)
There are many attractions in and around St Helens including;
St Columba Falls, Halls Falls, Binalong Bay which has been voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world, Bay of Fires, Blue Tier, St Helens Point recreational area, Mt William National Park, Eddystone Point and Lighthouse and golf courses.
Bay of Fires - The Bay of Fires is a collection of bays with beautiful white sands, blue water and red rocks. Originally named for the number of aboriginal fires lit along the beaches, it is now well renowned for its natural beauty. The southernmost point is Binalong Bay. Sealed roads lead from St Helens to Binalong Bay and north as far as The Gardens. Beyond that is a conservation area containing untouched coastal vegetation.
The Blue Tier - mix of both natural beauty and historical significance with both local native vegetation and remnants of the districts mining history.
Fishing - St Helens is the game fishing capital of Tasmania. There is both bay and offshore fishing on hand with local fishing charter companies available to take out groups most of the year.
Beaches - There are many lovely beaches within easy driving distance. To the north is Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires, and to the south there is St Helens Point with the Peron Dunes (large shifting sand dunes which include a recreational vehicle area). Further south there is Diana's Beach, Beaumaris Beach and Scamander.
The Winifred Curtis conservation area - one of the last untouched areas of coastal heath land on the North East coast, and contains many varieties of local plants, including orchids and endemic species only found in this area.
Waterfalls - There are also a number of waterfalls in the area including St Columba Falls, Halls Falls and Ralphs Falls to the north and Matthinna Falls to the south. St Columba Falls is one of the tallest in Tasmania.
Wildlife - Around St Helens you can see many different types of local wildlife. There is Mt William National park about 2 hours to the north which has wombats and Forester Kangaroos among others. The Blue Tier also contains many native species. Water fowl can be found on most of the inland water bodies and a variety of sea birds can be found in this area including several species which also nest in this area.