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Museum in St Helens

St Helens History Room

Out the back of the town visitor centre is this unexpected little museum, cataloguing the town's social and natural history. Farming, exploring, schooling, whaling, fishing, mining, shells and east-coast wildlife al…
Cafe in St Helens

Mohr & Smith

Oh look! A slick urban nook! With a sunny front terrace, snug open-fire lounge area, chilled tunes and sexy staff, M&S would feel right at home on Salamanca Place in Hobart. Order a pulled-pork quesadilla or a J…
Seafood in St Helens

Captain's Catch

This harbourside fish-and-chipper does wonders with seafood, all of it hook-caught on its boat, the Insta-gator. The 'Captain's Basket' is hard to beat: blue eye, scallops, prawns and squid; or try the house chowder…
Cafe in St Helens

Lifebuoy Cafe

This secretive, bookish little coffee joint is tucked in behind an eccentric antiques shop off the main drag. Reliable coffee and homemade soups are what you're here for, plus salmon burgers, waffles, eggs Benedict …
Nature Reserve in St Helens

Humbug Point Nature Recreation Area

Nature reserve en route to Binalong Bay, loaded-up with native blooms and birdlife (yellow-tailed black cockatoos, gannets, petrels, wattlebirds, honeyeaters, white-breasted sea eagles…). There are surf beaches, wal…
Seafood in St Helens

Salty Seas

There's a hint of the bayou about this fish shack, up on stilts above the muddy reaches of Medeas Cove. Crayfish is the speciality – pick one right out of the tank – or there are oysters, mussels and fish fresh off …
Pub Food in St Helens

Bayside Inn

A big, crowd-pleasing menu is on offer at the local pub, with the usual meat and fish dishes (roasts, seafood pasta, schnitzels, steaks, fish and chips), but also crayfish (in season) and a few vegetarian options. T…
Cafe in St Helens

Coffee Away

This bright, hole-in-the-wall coffee joint on the main street is run by an energetic local lady who knows all her customers' first names. The coffee is the best in town, complemented by a slice of cake or chocolate-…