• Humbug to Dora Point: a special and little known walk in between St Helens and Binalong Bay. Stunning views of Georges Bay where you walk through a variety of different landscapes. 1Okm / 3 hrs. Relatively flat. 
  • St Patricks Head: a little more challenging yet well worth the view. This walk begins near St Marys where you ascend to 360 degree of the East Coast, Blue Tier, Mt William NP and Fingal Valley. If you're game, it is an epic sunset/sunrise view - just make sure you bring a torch and some good shoes! 3km / 50 mins
  • South Sisters: An easier walk than St Patricks with similar epic views! The walk is fairly steep and short. The track makes its way through ferns, rocks, Tasmanian pepperberry bushes and cheesewoods. There are breathtaking views on the way up and even better views once you are at the summit which stands at 831 m. <1km / 40mins
  • Skeleton Bay to Little Elephant Bay Loop: drive through Binalong Bay to reach Skeleton Bay carpark where you'll find a beautiful walk to the headland + loop. You can choose your adventure and don't need to do the loop to get some great views. Keep your eye out for abalone divers who frequent this part of the coast line (you might find Mikie, our son-in-law, free diving out there on a good day!) 6km / 2 hrs


  • Cosy Corner North: a great beach along the Bay of Fires, it's our go-to as it's relatively protected from western and northerly winds. Walk to the most northern point along the beach, this is generally quieter during peak periods, and the cove adds more protection from swell. A 10-15min drive. 
  • Honeymoon Point: you won't see many non-locals here - this spot is a secluded beach off a dirt road with an undescriptive sign. Write 'Honeymoon Point Road' into your Google Maps before you head off - you might not get service to the north of Binalong Bay. A 10-15min drive.
  • Jeanneret Beach: another favourite little hideaway beach of ours along the Bay of Fires, perfect for a picnic. A 10-15min drive.
  • Shelly Beach: south of St Helens is the beautiful Shelly Point, where thousands of sea shells are awash on the shore. It's also a great spot to watch the local surfers. A 10-15min drive.


  • Halls Falls: in between St Helens and Pyengana are Halls Falls, a magic little spot that has a local tin mining history as well! Lush forest, waterfalls and the perfect waterhole for a cold dip! 1km / 45mins
  • St Columba Falls: one of the most popular short walks in Tassie to the awe-inspiring St Columba Falls. A short walk through the rainforest to the 90m high waterfall. Stop by the Pub in the Paddock and Pyengana Dairy + Cafe (see eat / drink) for the perfect day trip! 1km / 20mins
  • Mount Victoria: if an epic walk suits your fancy, then Mt Vic is your pick! This is truly a local secret, where you'll walk through vast landscapes of rainforest, flat plains to end at a boulder summit with epic views of Ben Lomond / east coast / northern tas. Best to read up on this walk before you go! 5km / 3-4hrs
  • Anchor Stampers: a lovely short walk up in the Blue Tier to see the old tin mine and anchor stampers that were left behind. <1km / 30 mins
  • Blue Tier Giant Tree: visit the oldest wild living tree in Australia at 60m high and nearly 20m wide - a beautiful walk near Lottah. 3.5km / 1hr10mins
  • Mount Paris Dam: standing by the Cascade River, is the unique dam wall now surrounded by wilderness. Originally designed for the local mining industry and built completely by hand, a hole was blasted in the wall in 1985 to allow the natural flow of the Cascade River to occur once more. 100m / 5mins
  • Floating Sauna Lake Derby: this place needs no explanation other than the recommendation to book at night and have a swim under a sky full of stars. Please be mindful that the drive between Derby and St Helens is windy in some parts and there is a lot of wildlife!


  • Apsley River Waterhole and Gorge: just north of Bicheno is the beautiful Apsley Gorge and waterhole, perfect for a dip! You can do the full walk to the gorge which is a stunning, or alternatively, just the short walk to the waterhole. Can get a little busy in peak seasons but worth it! <1km / 15mins (waterhole) - 4-5km / 2-3hrs(gorge) 
  • Bicheno Blowhole: Located at the south end of the town's esplanade, the blowhole is an interesting short stop if you have the time. 100m / 5mins