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The North East coast is well known for a variety quality surf breaks. N.E.swell hits the coast from low pressure systems that form off the east coast of Tasmania and mainland Australia or southerly / S.E. swell wraps around the island from big storms generated from the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Scamander and the coast immediately south and north (45 mins drive either direction), is dotted with points, river mouths, reefs and beach breaks. Scamander river mouth is a quality beach break and is a 5 min walk from the Accomodation. East Coast Surf Report
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Just 2 minutes drive away, on the top of the hill, is the Scamander Sports Complex. The complex features a 9 hole golf course with views over the coast, beach and river, also the Scamander Bowls Club, Tennis courts, bar and restaurant (restaurant open Friday only).
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Beach, deep sea, estuary and river fishing. Try your luck or book with one the specialists listed here:
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Long, clean, uncrowded beaches and clear water. Ideal for swimming, just lazing around or strolling. Scamander river mouth, next to our Villas, also provides shallow and protected still water for the kids to play in (please ask our staff where the best locations are).
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Guided 4WD tours of the coast and surrounds - Johno's Quicky 4WD Tas Tours - 1 1/2hour, half and full day tours, night wildlife tours, custom and extended tours on request.
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Find a reef and jump into some of the finest temperate water diving and snorkeling in the world.

Scuba tours at Binalong Bay, dive with the Weedy Sea Dragon.

phone: 03 6376 8368

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Scamander area - three restaurants, three bars, cafe / take aways.

St Helens area - numerous restaurants, cafes, take aways, pubs and bars. 15 kms - 20 min drive north
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  • Scamander Conservation Area 405 hectares. 5 mins walk from the Villas
  • Shelly Point and Lookout shell collecting, surf fishing, surfing, snorkeling, lookout platform views of coastline. 30 min walk north along Scamander beach or 3 kms - 5 min drive north towards St Helens
  • Diana's Basin Lagoon and beach walking, bird watching, unique folded rock formations. 1 hour walk north along Scamander and Beaumaris beaches or 6 kms or 10 min drive north towards St Helens
  • St Helen's Point Conservation Area inc. Peron Dunes - walking, boat ramp, birdwatching, surfing. 15 kms - 20 min drive north towards St Helens
  • St Helens township St Helen's is situated on the protected George's Bay. This is the major town on the North East coast and home to a commercial fishing fleet, game fishing charters, cinema, shopping and restaurants. 12 kms - 25 min drive north of Scamander
  • Humbug Point Nature Recreation Area short walks & birdwatching. 25 kms - 30 min drive towards St Helens
  • Bay of Fires Conservation Area Beach walks, surfing, snorkeling, diving & birdwatching. 25kms - 35 min drive through St Helens then head for Binnalong Bay
  • Mt William National Park bush and coastal walks. 40 kms - 55 min drive north through St Helens.
  • St Marys State Reserve short bush / history walks & birdwatching, fishing, surfing. 20 kms - 20 min drive south towards St Marys
  • Douglas Apsley National park bush and river basin walks. 50 kms - 45 min drive south towards Bicheno
  • St Columba Falls State Reserve short bush and historical walk. 44kms - 45 min drive north then East towards Scottsdale
  • Freycinet National Park Coastal, beach and bush walks, surfing, snorkelin, diving, rock climbing. 50 kms - 60 min drive south through Bicheno.
  • St Patricks Head bush walk to spectacular lookout. 20 kms - 20 min drive towards St Marys.
  • Ben Lomond National Park Alpine walks, skiing (winter), rock climbing. 50kms - 60 min drive west through the Fingal Valley
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East Coast Natureworld's award winning ecology park is a haven for animal, bird, reptile and plant lovers. Set in 160 acres of natural parkland and lagoon with three kilometres of level roadway it's ideal for a quick 15 minutes 'Devil's dash' or an 8 hour stroll. Tasmania's fauna and flora explained with visitor animal feeding, keeper talks at feeding time, personal guided tours, devil express ride-on tours all available. Restaurant and gift shop. 45 kms - 40 min drive south towards Bicheno.
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Bicheno Penguin Tours - An educational and exciting wildlife experience. Departs every evening - Bookings are essential phone: 03 6375 1333 50 kms - 45 min drive south at Bicheno
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Freycinet National Park - Rockclimbing and Abseiling. 60 kms - 60 min drive south through Bicheno.

Head out to Bluestone Bay and Lassies Wall for some top sea cliff climbing on granite. Other climbing areas abound in the park, so find a guide book and get cranking!
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Freycinet National Park - Freycinet Adventures. 60 kms - 60 min drive south through Bicheno.
Departs: Daily, Morning & Twilight year-round
Duration: 3hrs(2 hrs paddling)
Cost: $95pp
Suitable for all ages

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Bay of Fires Aviation in conjunction with Freycinet Air, conduct scenic flights over Tasmania's spectacular Bay of Fires and Freycinet Peninsula. You now have the option of flying out of St Helens Airport which is located adjacent to the Bay of Fires National Park.

Flights start from as little as $110.00 per person - ( min. of 2 ) for a 30 minute flight.
PHONE 1300 391 221 or bookings via St Helens Visitor Information Centre