St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, Australia, and is built on Georges Bay. It is located on the Tasman Highway, app. 160 km east of Launceston - Tasmania's second-largest city. In the early 2000s, the town was one of the fastest growing areas of Tasmania and reached a population of 2049 at the 2006 census. St Helens is part of the Break O'Day Council; a council that includes the surrounding towns of Binalong Bay and Ansons Bay. The BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park, on the East Coast of Tasmania, is located within close proximity of the main street of St Helens where you will find shops, food outlets, a hotel, and other amenities. It is close to the nearby attractions of the world-renowned Bay of Fires, which in 2008 was voted by Lonely Planet as the world's No.1 Beach. St. Helens can be reached by car from Launceston in around 2 hours, or in app. 3.5 hours if driving from the capital city of Hobart. The caravan park at St. Helens is operated by BIG4 and provides visitors with a wide range of family and budget accommodation options. The park provides villa units and self-contained cabins to suit most budgets. St Helens enjoys a mild temperate climate, with four distinct seasons. Summers are warm and sunny and winters are quite cool. Rainfall throughout the year is consistent, with an average of 54.2mm in February and 76.2mm in June. Being on the East Coast, St Helens winter temperatures are warmer than most parts of Tasmania. Summer temperatures however are not as warm as inland areas, although they are still warmer than Tasmania's capital, Hobart.