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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

    Eureka Farm


    Eureka Farm Fruit and Berry 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.
    From November a large variety of fruits are grown including strawberries, raspberries, brambles, red and black currants, blueberries. You can also pick your own berries at certain times of the year. From early January there are also apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears.
    Taste some of the delicious fruit desserts and smoothies,espresso coffee, homemade ice creams and jams served in the cafe, We have won many awards for our ice cream, jams, chutneys and sauces.
    Eureka Farm is around a two-hour drive from Launceston (150km) and 20 km south of St. Helens and 3 kms south of Scamander.
    In addition to the Berry farm, we now have an accommodation option ; a 3 bedroom farmhouse and a smaller cottage called Aimee's bungalow.




    89 Upper Scamander Road,
    89
    Scamander, TAS, 7215

    Located 2.3K from Scamander

    Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery


    As a designer, artist and passionate upcycler, my underlying philosophy is to create products and source materials as ethically as I can. I find and reinvent vintage and preloved clothing, fabrics and other materials with natural dyes and deconstruction techniques, allowing them to inspire my work. Materials for eco dyeing are foraged from our own property, where I can manage the trees and plants respectfully. My business is based in north-eastern Tasmania, Australia; this is where I display and sell my work, host exhibitions, and run workshops.




    37 Main Street
    St Marys, TAS, 7215

    Located 14.8K 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 and relax over a cup of coffee or tea and a piece of fruit tart.
    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
    Saint Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 15.0K from Scamander

    Choc - A - Lolly


    Open seven days a week all year round (except Christmas Day) 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 692 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 and also Tasmania'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 15.1K from Scamander

    k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers St Helens


    "k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers", situated in the heart of St Helens, the gateway to the Iconic Bay of Fires, is a shopping experience like no other.
    Offering the visitor an authentic look into the contemporary Jewellers craft, you can;
    Talk to the maker in his intimate Studio setting.
    See him design and create in his workshop.
    Specialising in fine Handcrafted, Bespoke Jewellery made on the premises from solid Silver, gold, Palladium and Platinum, the pieces feature exquisite local Tasmanian, Australian and World Gems.
    Island lifestyle Jewellery at its best, "k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers" offers you the visitor the opportunity to purchase a unique piece to celebrate your memorable Tasmanian adventure.
    With pieces representative of Tasmania like the "Cradle Mountain, lake Dove" Pendant and the Tassie Devil slide bead, to more classic lines like the "Teardrop" and the "Tree of Life" Pendants there is something for everybody.
    And from inexpensive Sterling Silver pieces to "one offs" in Gold with valuable gems, all price points are catered for as well.
    "k.mueller Design, Studio Jewellers" is easily accessible in the centre of town and also at Salamanca Market Hobart each Saturday stall 259.




    28 Cecilia Street,
    Shop 1
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 15.1K from Scamander

    St Helens History Room


    The St Helens History Room, on the East Coast of Tasmania, is a small, regional museum.
    At the St Helens History Room, there are over 1000 artefacts on display. These are presented thematically to represent the various stages of settlement of St Helens. Our collections are very accessible as the museum is open seven days a week during regular business hours. The St Helens History Room is situated at the St Helens History and Visitor Information Centre behind the St Helens Library building, opposite the Post Office.
    Look for the Tin Dragon sculpture outside, he will point you in the right direction. Visit 'The Chinese Experience' and learn first-hand about this interesting area before you set off to explore the beautiful beaches or the marvellous mountainous hinterland.




    61 Cecilia Street
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 15.3K from Scamander

    The Shop in the Bush


    The Shop in The Bush is located on the Great Eastern Drive near St. Helens on the East Coast of Tasmania. It is a family owned business that has been in operation for 37 years and offers a wide range of high quality Antiques, Vintage Jewelry, Collectible Books, and Tasmanian made Souvenirs.
    The Shop in the Bush is highly rated on Trip Advisor and is frequently described as "unique and unusual" and a "must see" destination.
    If you are travelling down the beautiful east coast road, to or from Pyengana from St. Helens, you will find The Shop in the Bush to be a delightful and surprising shopping experience.




    25977 Tasman Highway
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 19.3K from Scamander

    St Helens Point


    St Helens Point Conservation Area in north-east Tasmania features extensive sand dunes and is popular for surfing, fishing, beach walks, boating and bird-watching. There are also good camping sites.
    The sand dunes and ocean beach of St Helens Point are a short drive from the township of St Helens.
    There are several good walks at St Helens Point and certain sections where it's permissible to use dune buggies.
    Various walks take you past outcrops of rocks and offer beautiful views of the fishing harbour and sweeping beaches. St Helens Point also has wheelchair access and toilet facilities.
    While you're in the area, visit Binalong Bay, a small holiday resort town well known for its rock and beach fishing.
    St Helens Point is around a two-hour drive from Launceston.




    St Helens Point Road
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 21.4K from Scamander

    Evercreech Forest Reserve


    Evercreech Forest Reserve is a beautiful natural reserve located in Northern Tasmania.
    Enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the shady canopy of the world's tallest white gums (over 90 metres high) and explore the short bushland walking tracks through forest and alongside the headwaters of the South Esk River.
    Nearby are the Mathinna Falls Forest Reserve and the Griffin Camping Area. These north-east forest reserves are attractive spots to break your journey on the A4 between the Midland Highway and the east coast. To reach them, turn left on the B43 at Fingal towards Mathinna. An interesting alternative route continues beyond Mathinna, taking gravel roads through the Mt Victoria Forest Reserve to reach the rich north-east farmlands at Ringarooma.




    Off B43
    Mathinna, TAS, 7214

    Located 24.9K from Scamander

    Scamander: Travel Tips

    St Helens History and Visitor Information Centre


    The East Coast Visitor Information Network comprises of four visitor centres located on the stunning East Coast of Tasmania at St Helens, Bicheno, Swansea and Triabunna. Our friendly and professional staff offer tourism information and can assist you with booking tours and accommodation whilst also offering the best unbiased local knowledge.
    Discover the pristine beaches of our iconic Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay. Take a cruise, a penguin tour, visit one of the museums or experience a bird's eye view of the Freycinet coast with a scenic flight or discover the beauty of Maria Island all of which our friendly staff can help you to arrange.




    61 Cecilia Street
    St Helens, TAS, 7216

    Located 15.3K from Scamander

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