About a 15 minute drive from St Helens in north east Tasmania will see you at Binalong Bay. It’s a very popular place to visit for holidays and day-trips, and the entire Bay of Fires region is extremely rewarding for photographers. Just take this collection of photos showcasing Binalong Bay and the Bay of Fires from the lens of Dan Fellow, for example.
Binalong Bay: Tasmanian Treasure
photos by Dan Fellow
Binalong Bay is a tiny Tasmanian town, with many of the homes available for holiday rental. Others are only used by their owners in summer. That leaves the place almost deserted for the remainder of the year, as we witnessed when we paid a visit during the winter months. It could be a wonderful place to retire, if the two-and-a-half-hour drive to Launceston didn’t present any issues. St Helens is a lovely regional centre with most essential services.
Several years ago, the Bay of Fires was voted the world’s number one holiday destination by travel guide Lonely Planet, and no-one is likely to forget the honour. The whitest of white sandy beaches are lapped by sparkling aqua-green waters and edged by granite boulders highlighted with orange lichen. The judges at Lonely Planet were obviously drawn by the solitude… the town has only the one eatery, the Binalong Bay Cafe.
With many lagoons, inlets and gulches to choose from, swimming, diving, snorkeling, boating and fishing are all popular activities in the Bay of Fires region. If you like your bush-walking and camping to come accompanied by idyllic ocean views and a plenty of space to relax in private, then Binalong Bay is a great starting point. It’s a place we can highly recommend.
Binalong Bay: mouse-over slideshow to control speed and direction
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