St Marys is a small township nestled beneath St Patrick's Head, an impressive rocky outcrop in Tasmania's North East.
The town is a 10-15 min drive inland from the coast, 600 metres above sea level and surrounded by hills, pristine forests and majestic lookouts with fantastic views of the coast below.
St Marys offers a range of accommodation, a craft gallery, bakery, shops and supermarkets, while the St Marys Hotel, built in 1916, is a feature of the town centre.
There are also some lovely old buildings along the main street including the original railway station, now a quirky museum of local relics and oddities.
From St Marys, visitors can drive up the Fingal Valley to the Evercreech Forest Reserve. (There's signage to the reserve in the township of Fingal.) As well as its spectacular trees, ferns and mountain streams, Evercreech is home to the White Knights - the tallest white gums in existence.
St Marys is also close to Douglas-Apsley National Park with its beautiful forests, waterfalls and excellent bushwalks. The coastline is a short drive away via the Elephant Pass or St Marys Pass. Both roads hug the mountain and are popular for training cyclists.
St Marys is a 1 hr 40-min drive (128 km) east of Launceston.
St Marys: Where To Go / Sightseeing
Gone Rustic is a working studio and gallery in St. Marys, in North East Tasmania.
Gone Rustic features the work of award winning Tasmanian fibre and textile artist Rita Summers. Fibre and textile, mixed media art, quilts and other quality handmade items are on display and for sale.
In addition, Rita hosts exhibitions by other artists and artisans.
Groups such as Rustic Ragamuffins and Operation Coverup meet regularly at Gone Rustic for mutual inspiration, fun and friendship.
To find out more, and to view or purchase Rita's art and collectibles online, please visit the Gone Rustic website, or the online shop.
St Marys is a one-hour-and-40-minute drive (130 km) east of Launceston.
Opening Times: Open Tuesdays to Saturdays 1000 to 1600 and by appointment.
37 Main Street
St Marys, TAS, 7215
Located 0.3K from St Marys
Stables Handmade Market Tasmania, The
Showcasing Tasmanian handmade, giving preference to makers in the Break O'Day Municipality, Tasmania.
In mid 2015, a discussion was begun by a number of local artists and artisans about setting up a Makers Co-op, with a view to finding premises from which to sell hand made items. This has now morphed into a steering committee of volunteers, under the umbrella of Greater Esk Tourism. The long term plan is for the steering committee to become an independent body.
The date of the inaugural Stables Handmade Market (2 Jan 2016) was suggested to take advantage of the many visitors who come to St Marys for the New Year Races, and the racing committee has also been very supportive of our new venture.
St Marys, TAS, 7215
Located 1.9K from St Marys
Seaview Farm and Bandicoot Blu Farm Products
Seaview Farm, a destination in itself, is also home to Bandicoot Blu farm products. These have been developed over 14 years of intensive study and practical application of biological farming - a mix between organic and conventional farming involving more science than some organic practices and using more natural methods than conventional.
This practice was pursued in the firm belief that healthy soil=healthy plants and animals=healthy humans. The beef, lamb, blueberries and garlic that are produced at Seaview are completely free from any toxic chemicals.
Anyone wishing to learn more about this practice may visit the farm by appointment or come and stay for a few days in the accommodation. As well as learning more about biological farming, you can enjoy wandering around two acres of beautifully landscaped gardens.
The whole is surrounded by breathtaking views of ocean, rolling timber covered hills and distant mountains.
The farm, 7 kms out of St Marys can be reached by following Germantown Road which is opposite the St Marys Hotel. You can call to make an appointment to visit by contacting Frank on 0419 372 192.
686 German Town Road
St Marys, TAS,
Located 5.7K from St Marys
Eureka Farm is set in an enchanting rural environment at Scamander, on Tasmania's North East Coast.
Take a walk to the dam or through the orchard, feed the animals or just relax in the picturesque surroundings. Wi-Fi is available.
From November a large variety of fruits are grown including strawberries, raspberries, brambles, red and black currants and blueberries. From early January there are also apricots, cherries, peaches, nectarines, plums, apples and pears.
Taste some of the delicious fruit desserts and smoothies, homemade ice creams and jams served in the cafe, where light lunches and espresso coffee can also be consumed. We have won many awards for our ice cream, jams, chutneys and sauces.
Eureka Farm is around a two-hour drive from Launceston (165 km).
89 Upper Scamander Road
Scamander, TAS, 7215
Located 12.9K from St Marys
Scamander River Golf Club
Scamander River Golf Club offers a well maintained nine hole golf course, Par 72 on Tasmania's East Coast. It caters for mens and ladies competitions, juniors and green fee players. Course length is 5778 metres with a feature par five of 569 metres. Bar and meal facilities are available in the clubrooms on Friday nights.
Golf carts are available for hire and visitors are most welcome to partake in Club competitions which are held on Tuesdays for ladies (0930 start), Wednesdays for mixed (1000 start), Saturday for mens and ladies (1000 shotgun start).
The Golf Club is based at the Scamander Sports Complex, which also has a good sized function room and outdoor entertaining area. The park is approximately a 15-minute drive from St Helens and around a two-hour drive from Launceston (165 km).
Scamander, TAS, 7215
Located 15.3K from St Marys
Malahide Golf Club
Malahide Golf Club is a nine-hole course situated in Tasmania's rural north-east at Fingal.
The par 72 course is set in beautiful surrounds with grass greens. It follows a gently undulating landscape with few hills. Greens, tees and fairways are carefully watered. It is open all year round and bookings are not necessary with visitors welcome.
Men's competition is held on Saturday at noon and Ladies' competition on Wednesday at noon. The Clubhouse has a bar and snack facilities. There are barbecue facilities also available.
Visit the fascinating old mining villages in the hills around Mathinna nearby. Drive to secluded bush walks in the Douglas-Apsley National Park and pristine silver beaches along the East Coast nearby, stopping on the way for the best views and pancakes at the Famous Mount Elephant Pancakes.
Fingal is about one-hour-and-20-minute drive (108 km) from Launceston.
Fingal, TAS, 7214
Located 19.8K from St Marys
Douglas-Apsley National Park
Douglas-Apsley National Park is a few kilometres north of Bicheno on Tasmania's east coast.
This beautiful park features dry sclerophyll forest and riverside walking tracks, swimming holes, birdlife and Oyster Bay pines.
Walks include the 20-minute return stroll to the Apsley Waterhole, the three-hour Apsley Gorge circuit and the three-day north-south bushwalk through the park.
Douglas-Apsley National Park is close to the Freycinet Peninsula and the quaint towns along Tasmania's beautiful east coast. While in the area you can also swim, snorkel or try your hand at deep-sea fishing.
Nearby are coastal wineries and renowned Wineglass Bay in nearby Freycinet National Park.
Douglas-Apsley National Park is just over a two-hour drive (174 kilometres) southeast of Launceston.
Bicheno, TAS, 7215
Located 21.3K from St Marys