Day 8 – St Helens

We woke up to continental breakfast provided by the resort. This was undoubtedly the most beautiful driving day of the trip. It was also the day where we were greeted with the most gorgeous beach too. It was an hour’s drive from Bicheno to St Helens. The Bay of Fire started from Binalong Bay.

On route to St HelensIMG_8177.JPG

At Binalong Bay – the wind was so strong that it was sweeping sand like a sandstormIMG_8183.JPG



We spent an hour exploring 4-5 lookout points at Binalong Bay before driving back to St Helens for lunch. En route back to St Helens, we passed by No. 2 shed Binalong Bay where Lease 65 oyster farm was. There was no cafe, sitting area or tour. However, we still stopped by to buy the oysters which were going at $14 per dozen. We had to add $1 for lemon slices.



We ate the oysters at the back of the car.IMG_8209.JPG

It was so good that Mr H returned for a second dozen.

We still headed over to St Helens’ Blue Shed for lunch.


Salmon in strawberry sauceIMG_8213.JPG

We also shared a trio gelato dessert before the kids headed to the sea-viewing playground.IMG_8215.JPG


We returned to cover the full stretch of Bay of Fire via Garden Road. It was too cold, windy and sandy to play with the sand. We headed back towards the resort. We visited the Eureka Farm for its award winning Apricot ice cream during the return journey.

Refreshing ice creamIMG_8216.JPG

We returned to the resort at 5pm. The boys played and Z even dropped his toy car into a dead section of the playground. He spent a pretty long while wailing before he sobered up and we could visit the beach right outside the resort.


We had dinner at Sea Life centre again.

This was Z feeding X some Hokey Pokey ice creamIMG_8240.JPG

Sea view seatsIMG_8237.JPG

Post dinner, we staked out for another penguin watch. We saw many penguins (13 of them) heading back together at the same time. IMG_8249.JPG

It was our last night on Tasmania and we had to finish up the fruits, which included this oddly shaped strawberry from Sorell Fruit Farm.IMG_8250.JPG

The breakfast hamper pack which the owners prepared for us as we would be checking out at 7am.IMG_8217.JPG

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