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Located on Tasmania’s North East coast, the Break O’Day area is a popular tourist destination for locals, mainlanders and internationals alike.
Some come to experience the breath-taking coastal scenery made iconic by the Bay of Fires, while others head to the hills, to experience the thrilling Blue Derby Mountain Bike Trails or see some of Tasmania’s pristine wilderness.
The region has a wide spread and diverse population of 6500 which nearly triples during the summer months. StHelens is the major township in the area and a coastal port, once providing a thriving fishing industry.
Today the area is still a producer of Oysters with a healthy fishing trade including Game fishing which continues to grow with the
increasing presence of Tuna, Marlin and Broadbill swordfish in the area.
The region also boasts a significant agricultural sector that produces award winning cheeses; Pyengana Dairy and Fowlers Cheese, as well as a healthy Lamb and Beef industry.
The town of St Helens offers a hospital with State Government plans already underway to build a new facility to the tune of $9 million as well as a medical centre, newly built stadium and sporting complex, Business Enterprise Centre, Post Office, retirement facility, Trade Training Centre and District High School with grades from kindergarten to grade 12.
The nearby township of St Marys offers another district High school and Medical Centre. St Marys is a township of great artistic talent and features a regular handmade Stable Market, Cranks and Tinkers Museum and numerous retail outlets fostering arts and crafts.