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Scamander

Scamander lies at the mouth of the Scamander River, just 20km south of St Helens, the largest town on Tasmania's east coast. It is a popular holiday town and its beaches are ideal for swimming, surfing and fishing. The Scamander River is noted for its bream, while beach fishing and gamefishing in the deep waters offshore are also popular. Offshore, dolphins and whales in migration season can be spotted.

Scamander Forest Reserve is a scenic picnic area where you can launch a boat into the Scamander River and fish for trout and bream in the quieter stretches of the river. Winifred Curtis Reserve features an amazing variety of wildflowers in bloom for most of the year. Scamander River Cruises will also take you to the upper reaches of the Scamander River to experience the awesome beauty of a wild Tasmanian river.

South of Scamander is Douglas-Aspley National Park. This rugged area features waterfalls, pools, gorges and dry eucalypt forest with small areas of rainforest. There are bushwalks of various lengths within the park.

To the southwest of Scamander lies Evercreech Forest Reserve. This area is home to the so-called White Knights, the tallest white gums in Australia. There is a walk which takes you past these trees and to a viewpoint overlooking the tallest ones.

At Eureka Farm you can enjoy rural activities - walk through the orchard, feed farm animals, pick your own fruit or just relax and drink in the scenery.

Things to do:

  • The beach - swimming, surfing
  • Fishing - bream in the river, beach fishing, gamefishing
  • Scamander Forest Reserve - boat ramp, picnic area
  • Scamander River - cruise this wild river

    In the area:

  • Eureka Farm - rural activities
  • Evercreech Forest Reserve - White Knights, tallest white gums in Australia
  • Douglas-Aspley National Park - rugged landscapes, bushwalks

    Photo courtesy of Tourism Tasmania
  • Scamander: Where To Go / Sightseeing

    Scamander River Golf Club


    Scamander River Golf Club offers a well maintained nine hole golf course, Par 72 on Tasmania's East Coast. It caters for mens and ladies competitions, juniors and green fee players. Course length is 5778 metres with a feature par five of 569 metres. Bar and meal facilities are available in the clubrooms on Friday nights.
    Golf carts are available for hire and visitors are most welcome to partake in Club competitions which are held on Tuesdays for ladies (0930 start), Wednesdays for mixed (1000 start), Saturday for mens and ladies (1000 shotgun start).
    The Golf Club is based at the Scamander Sports Complex, which also has a good sized function room and outdoor entertaining area. The park is approximately a 15-minute drive from St Helens and around a two-hour drive from Launceston (165 km).




    Coach Road
    Scamander, TAS, 7215

    Located 0.6K from Scamander

    Eureka Farm


    Eureka Farm is set in an enchanting rural environment at Scamander, on Tasmania's North East Coast.
    Take a walk to the dam or through the orchard, feed the animals or just relax in the picturesque surroundings. Wi-Fi is available.
    From November a large variety of fruits are grown including strawberries, raspberries, brambles, red and black currants and blueberries. From early January there are also apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears.
    Taste some of the delicious fruit desserts and smoothies, homemade ice creams and jams served in the cafe, where light lunches and espresso coffee can also be consumed. We have won many awards for our ice cream, jams, chutneys and sauces.
    Eureka Farm is around a two-hour drive from Launceston (165 km).




    89 Upper Scamander Road
    Scamander, TAS, 7215

    Located 2.3K from Scamander

    Seaview Farm and Bandicoot Blu Farm Products


    Seaview Farm, a destination in itself, is also home to Bandicoot Blu farm products. These have been developed over 14 years of intensive study and practical application of biological farming - a mix between organic and conventional farming involving more science than some organic practices and using more natural methods than conventional.
    This practice was pursued in the firm belief that healthy soil=healthy plants and animals=healthy humans. The beef, lamb, blueberries and garlic that are produced at Seaview are completely free from any toxic chemicals.
    Anyone wishing to learn more about this practice may visit the farm by appointment or come and stay for a few days in the accommodation. As well as learning more about biological farming, you can enjoy wandering around two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
    The whole is surrounded by breathtaking views of ocean, rolling timber covered hills and distant mountains.
    The farm, 7 kms out of St Marys can be reached by following Germantown Road which is opposite the St Marys Hotel. You can call to make an appointment to visit by contacting Frank on 0419 372 192.




    686 German Town Road
    St Marys, TAS, 7215

    Located 10.3K from Scamander

    Salty Seas


    Salty Seas the 'Rock Lobster Shed' is ideally situated in St Helens on Tasmania's sunny East Coast located 300 metres west of the Fisherman's Wharf. The facility hosts commercial quantities of live southern rock lobster in aquarium tanks which are open for public viewing during the season, so bring your camera with you.
    All products are seasonally available from November till Easter and include Southern Rock lobsters, Lease 65 oysters, Tassie scallops and Australian prawns. You can select a freshly cooked lobster from the deli or a live Lobster from the tanks and take it home alive or allow an hour for it to be cooked for you, or simply drop in and learn more about our local commercial fish species and industries.
    Cold lobster platters are available during the season and can be enjoyed on the deck overlooking Medea Cove bird sanctuary, home to a variety of shoreline bird species.
    With plenty of parking and friendly experienced fish handlers Salty Seas is a must see for seafood enthusiasts.




    18 Medea Cove Esplanade
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 14.8K from Scamander

    Gone Rustic


    Gone Rustic is a working studio and gallery in St. Marys, in North East Tasmania.
    Gone Rustic features the work of award winning Tasmanian fibre and textile artist Rita Summers. Fibre and textile, mixed media art, quilts and other quality handmade items are on display and for sale.
    In addition, Rita hosts exhibitions by other artists and artisans.
    Groups such as Rustic Ragamuffins and Operation Coverup meet regularly at Gone Rustic for mutual inspiration, fun and friendship.
    To find out more, and to view or purchase Rita's art and collectibles online, please visit the Gone Rustic website, or the online shop.
    St Marys is a one-hour-and-40-minute drive (130 km) east of Launceston.
    Opening Times: Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 1000 to 1600 and by appointment.




    37 Main Street
    St Marys, TAS, 7215

    Located 14.8K from Scamander

    Choc - A - Lolly


    Choc-A-Lolly offers quality chocolates and confectionery in St Helens on Tasmania's East Coast. Feel the child revived within you at Choc-A-Lolly, a specialty store offering the finest chocolate and confectionery from local, interstate and overseas makers.
    At Choc-A-Lolly select from over 691 different types of chocolates, sweets and confectionery items, catering for the sophisticated gourmet to the eternal child. The confectionery aroma really strikes you as soon as you walk through the door. It conjures up all your most delicious childhood memories.
    Make your next gift really special with a personalised chocolate box by selecting from the array of mouth-watering truffles and handmade chocolates on display. Also sold separately for a quick treat. There's locally-made fudge, rocky road, peanut brittle and also Tassie's best scoop ice-cream from Valhalla Ice Cream.
    There's also a large selection of chocolates by makers from around the world.
    Choc-A-Lolly offers complimentary gift-wrapping too.
    St Helens is approximately a two-hour drive east of Launceston (167 kilometres).




    Shop 3 St Helens Central,
    29 Cecilia Street
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 15.0K from Scamander

    Cerise Brook Orchard and Chip n Putt Family Golf Course


    Cerise Brook Orchard and Chip n Putt Family Golf Course is at St. Helens on Tasmania's North East Coast.
    Located at our cherry orchard, Cerise Brook offers a 9-hole, Par 3, chip and putt golf course. Not mini-golf but a smaller version of a full size course with the fairways ranging from 60 to 114 metres. Taking about an hour to play it is great fun for families, beginners or people who just want a short game. Clubs are available for hire and balls and tees are provided.
    In season you can select from juicy cherries as well as peaches, plums, nectarines and other fruit picked fresh from our orchard.
    Relax with a coffee or tea, or if you're a golfer make use of our barbecue facilities for a casual lunch.
    Take time to explore other attractions in the region including St Columba Falls and the stunning Bay of Fires with its turquoise waters and white beaches.
    Cerise Brook is only three km from St Helens, a two-hour drive from Launceston and a three-hour drive from Hobart.




    315 Medeas Cove Road
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 15.1K from Scamander

    Scamander: Events

    Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival


    Join us at the Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival. An annual event held on the June long weekend celebrating the arts! The festival includes the Bay of Fires Art Prize, an arts market, film arts, and an exciting program of events from White Sands to St Helens. See the event website for details, and download the program.


    Event Dates
    2017
          9th Jun
          10th Jun
          11th Jun
          12th Jun


    Various venues around St Helens, Binalong Bay, Beaumaris, and White Sands
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 15.1K from Scamander

    Beaumaris Swap Market


    Come along to the Beaumaris Swap Market where you will find home grown fresh produce and handmade items. Expect to see fruit, vegetables, herbs, bread, conserves, flowers and craft.
    With music, cups of tea, local produce and crafts the market has a great vibe bursting with excited community members coming along to swap their abundant zucchinis!
    The market is held on the first and third Sunday of each month throughout summer, between 11am and 2pm at the Beaumaris Park.


    Event Dates
    2016
          18th Dec


    Tasman Highway
    Beaumaris, TAS, 7215

    Located 15.1K from Scamander

    Anzac Day Dawn Service - St Helens


    A Dawn Service will be held at St Helens Cenotaph.
    ANZAC was the name given to the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers who landed on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey early on the morning of 25 April 1915 during the First World War (1914-1918).
    As a result, one day in the year has involved the whole of Australia in solemn ceremonies of remembrance, gratitude and national pride for all our men and women who have fought and died in all wars. That day is ANZAC Day - 25 April.
    A Dawn Service will be held at the St Helens Cenotaph to remember the ANZACs and other War Veterans who fought for Australia.


    Event Dates
    2017
          25th Apr


    Cecilia Street
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 15.1K from Scamander

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