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 is an Urban Location area within the local government area of Break O'Day in Tasmania, it is located approximately 161kms from the capital Hobart and extends over an area of 192.043 square kilometres. St Marys has a recorded population of 682 residents and is within the Australian Eastern Daylight Time zone Australia/Hobart.
If you are planning a visit to St Marys we’ve put together some of the things you can see or do while you are here. These include, places to stay, tours and attractions, some upcoming events and places where you can grab a meal. Go ahead, try one of the buttons above. Every destination has something worth seeing so start exploring… If you know St Marys and think we’ve missed something, let us know and we’ll share it here.