• St Patricks Head Lookout

    St Patricks Head Track, St Marys TAS 7215, Australia .

    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 Gillies 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.

    The view from the summit of St Patricks Head is panoramic. Looking south-east  is Bicheno, you can follow the shoreline north to St Helens with a view of the Tasman Sea breakers crashing ashore. The Fingal Valley is to the west, the pastoral tranquility of your approach. Follow the valley with your eye to the the Ben Lomond plateau behind. Even further west are the layers of the Great Western Tiers. 

    It is a vigorous climb to the pinnacle and several steel ladders and hand lines in place to assist the climber. The total walk is approximately 5km and should take no more than 2-2.5hrs with the descent taking a little longer than the ascent.

    A good description of the climb can be found on (

  • Evercreech Forest Reserve

    B43, Mathinna TAS 7214, Australia .

    Evercreech Forest Reserve is a beautiful natural reserve located 30 minute's drive from St Mary's. 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. 

  • Bay of Fires

    Bay of Fires Conservation Area, The Gardens TAS 7216 .

    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 Mary's, 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 Mary's or stop in for lunch enroute at the Pyengana Cheese Factory. 

  • Priory Ridge Wines

    280 Ansons Bay Road, St Helens TAS, Australia .

    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 Mary's, why not stop in to taste their latest vintage?

  • The Shop in the Bush

    25977 Tasman Highway, St Helens, Tasmania, 7216 .

    The Shop in The Bush is located on the Great Eastern Drive close 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 collectable books.

  • Pyengana Dairy Company

    163 St Columba Falls Road, Pyengana, Tasmania, 7216 .

    Located an hour north of St Mary's, 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 cool, shady walk through the rainforest to the  the base of one of Tasmania’s highest falls.