St Patricks Head lookout was named on 17th March 1773 by Captain Tobias Furneaux. This Rock Pinnacle dominates not only the town of St Marys but can be seen from the ocean and is used as a land-mark by Mariners.
The turn-off for St Patricks Head is to the right onto Irishtown Road, before entering St Marys Pass. The road becomes gravel after 1km. You will find parking for your your car at the end of this gravel road 3km from the tar where it turns sharp left uphill and becomes more of a lane. Don’t drive up the lane.
St Patricks Head Track, St Marys TAS 7215, Australia
Evercreech Forest Reserve is a beautiful natural reserve located 30 minute's drive from St Marys. Here you can enjoy a picnic or barbecue in the shady canopy of the world's tallest white gums (over 90 metres high) and explore the short bushland walking tracks through forest and alongside the headwaters of the South Esk River.
B43, Mathinna TAS 7214, Australia
Famous for its crystal-clear waters, white sandy beaches and orange lichen-covered granite boulders, the Bay of Fires conservation area extends along the East coast of Tasmania, from Binalong Bay in the south to Eddystone Point in the north. Just over an hour's drive from St Marys, the Bay of Fires area has many small secluded beaches and inlets to explore along with self-guided and guided walks. Binalong Bay is the area's main beach – a beautiful stretch of white sand and clear water for swimming, snorkelling, surfing or simply relaxing - pack a picnic for a perfect for a day trip from St Marys or stop in for lunch enroute at the Pyengana Cheese Factory.
Bay of Fires Conservation Area, The Gardens TAS 7216
Priory Ridge Wines is a boutique vineyard just south of Binalong Bay. The granite soil produces aromatic whites, and full-bodied reds, packed with character and flavour. If you're day-tripping to Bay of Fires from St Marys, why not stop in to taste their latest vintage?
280 Ansons Bay Road, St Helens TAS, Australia
The Shop in The Bush is located on the Great Eastern Drive close to Priory Ridge Wines on the East Coast of Tasmania. It is a family owned business that offers a wide range of antiques, including china, glassware, vintage jewelry and collectible books.
25977 Tasman Highway, St Helens, Tasmania, 7216
Located an hour north of St Marys, the Pyengana Dairy Company makes award-winning, traditional cheeses, in Pyengana, north-east Tasmania. Pyengana is an Aboriginal word meaning the meeting of two rivers - and the Pyengana Dairy Company sits in this lush river valley favoured by dairy farmers.
Pyengana Dairy, home of Australia’s heritage farmhouse cheese, continuing 130 years of tradition producing handcrafted cheese and dairy products on a farm in the Pyengana Valley. See our cheese makers in action. Taste the cheeses and discover your favourites.
Relax with a gourmet platter overlooking the picturesque dairy farm. Sourced milk from a single herd of cows. Pyengana Real Milk, rich and creamy with nothing added and all the flavour remains. After lunch, continue on to St Columba Falls for a cool, shady walk through the rainforest to the the base of one of Tasmania’s highest falls.
163 St Columba Falls Road, Pyengana, Tasmania, 7216