Make a self catering villa or holiday rental in Binalong Bay, Tasmania your home away from home
Binalong Bay, known as the Bay of Fires, is a popular resort with surfers and those who enjoy sea fishing.
Things to Do in Binalong Bay, Tasmania
Those staying in Binalong Bay holiday homes will find they are close to several coastal reserves such as the Humbug Point Recreational Area, the Bay of Fires Coastal Reserve and the native heathlands known as The Gardens. These all offer the opportunity for hiking, bush walking, cycling and nature spotting. Neighbouring St Helens is a popular centre for game and trout fishing and there are many fishing charters in the area. Game fishing runs from December to May while Reef and Saltwater Fly Fishing is year-round. If you are staying in the area during the Suncoast Jazz Festival, enjoy the host of jazz performances and spontaneous musical events that take over the town of St Helens.
Places to Visit Around Binalong Bay, Tasmania
Some of the attractions worth exploring from your Binalong Bay holiday apartment include a trip to see the tiny Fairy Penguins at Bicheno. These cute penguins are the tiniest species but they are exceptional divers. Other places where they can be seen in their sandy burrows are The Neck on Bruny Island, Low Head and Lilliecoe Beach in Davenport. The Forest Eco Centre at Scottsdale is one of Tasmania’s newest attractions. The iconic structure was designed to give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the diverse forests in the northeast of the island. Interactive displays focus on local forests and wildlife and entry is free.
Weather in Binalong Bay, Tasmania
Binalong Bay holiday rentals have a cool temperate climate with mild winters and nice warm summers, making Tasmania a very pleasant place to spend a vacation. Daytime temperatures reach an average 23°C (73°F) in the summer months from December to March. The cooler winter months have daytime highs of 11-17°C (52-63°F). The area has showers all year round with the heaviest total rainfall in winter. The northeast coast of the island is much drier than the western side with annual rainfall at Launceston reaching 955mm (37 inches).
Travel to Binalong Bay, Tasmania
The nearest main airport to Binalong Bay holiday rentals in Tasmania is Hobart International (HBA) airport which is about 17 miles from the centre of Hobart. It is served by Qantas, Virgin Australia and Jetstar with connecting flights from Canberra, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney. The best way to reach Binalong Bay is by driving north along the Midland Hwy/National Hwy 1 and Esk Hwy/A4. The distance is about 155 miles but the roads are slow. Visitors should allow at least three hours for the journey.