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St Marys - Cities, Towns and Localities
Located just over 36 km south of St Helens, on the East Coast of Tasmania and the eastern most end of the Fingal Valley, is the small town of St Marys.

Physically dominated by the mountain of St Patricks Head, Launceston is 129 km to the north-west, St Mary was once the main coal mining town in Tasmania, with its most eastern railway terminus.

Settled in the 1820s, there are several convict ruins, as it was a convict probation station in the early days. The convicts were involved in the building of the St Marys Pass. As well as the convict ruins and craft shops, St Marys has great coastal views from the surrounding hills and mountains, especially on the road north passing through St Marys Pass and Elephant Pass. To the south is the Douglas-Apsley National Park.

Check out our range of St Marys accommodation, Break O’Day Region accommodation, North East accommodation and East Coast accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

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St Marys Attractions

St Patricks Head
• Located at the head of the Final Valley, 2 kms out of St Marys, along Irish Town Road. The walk is for the more adventurous. The track takes about 50 minutes one way, and is well marked. Starting off easy, the route becomes more rugged towards the 694 m summit. However, the spectacular 360 degree view at the summit is worth it. To the east is the ocean, and on the other side is the Fingal Valley. Vegetation is mainly dry Eucalypt forests, with Blackwoods and Wattles.
St Marys Library
• Main St, ST MARYS TAS 7215 • Ph/Fax: 03 6372 2114 • Email
• The library houses a small collection of local history items.
St Marys Pass
• Constructed from 1842-1845 on the blood, sweat and tears of the convicts housed in the military post now known as the town of St Marys.
St Marys Pass State Reserve
• North-east of St Marys, as you travel along the Tasman Highway, you pass through spectacular forested countryside. A parking area is provided at the top of the pass, where a short 10 minute walk will take you through the forest to a viewing platform.
St Marys Rivulet
• A great place for a picnic, the Lions Park is set between St Marys Rivulet and the Library. There are picnic tables beneath shady trees. Behind the library are relics of the early coal mining days. Across the river is a musical playground, access by following the Wombat Walk along the river.
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St Marys Distance

Distance to St Marys
• Following are some approximate distances by road to St Marys:
• Beaumaris 23
• Binalong Bay (Bay of Fires) 47
• Douglas-Apsley National Park 46
• Falmouth 13
• Four Mile Creek 18
• Hobart 221
• Launceston 128
• Scamander 18
• Scottsdale 97
• St Helens 36
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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