St MARYS is a historic town located on the EAST COAST of Tasmania. It is a good place to stay, if you are touring the east coast, as it has some facilities and some accommodation.
St Marys is part of a strip of coastal towns, including; St HELENS, BICHENO, SWANSEA, COLES BAY and ORFORD that make up a geographic unity called the East Coast. Driving down the relatively straight A3 Tasman Highway is fairly easy.
CORNWALL is west of St Marys,
FALMOUTH is north east of St Marys,
SCAMANDER is further north East of St Marys,
St PATRICK'S HEAD is just east of St Marys,
DOUGLAS ASPLEY National Park is south of St Marys.
SEYMOUR BEACH is south east of St Marys
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FACILITIES: There are a number of shops, cafes and a hotel and a petrol pump at St Marys. There are shops and a hotel and a petrol pump at Scamander. There are no facilities at Cornwall or Falmouth. There is some accommodation at St MARYS.
TOURIST information is on the Main Street of St Marys.
SIGHTS: St Marys is a small town with access to all of the EAST COAST attractions. It is close to the MATHINNA FALLS, the spectacular giant trees of the EVERCREECH Forest as well as the MEADSTONE Falls. The local attractions include the;
St MARYS STATION, built in 1866. It is one of the oldest railway stations in Tasmania,
St PATRICK'S HEAD is a 683 metres high mountain with spectacular views of the nearby East Coast. Unfortunately, the walk to the top is challenging. Access is via Irishtown Road, which is just east of the town.
SOUTH SISTERS Lookout is just north of the town via German Town Road,
SKYLINE TIER Lookout is at nearby Scamander, which is on the coast just north of St Marys,
CORNWALL is an old mining hamlet just west of St Marys,
FALMOUTH is a famous beach North east of St Marys.
ROUTES: St MARYS is on the A4 Esk Highway which connects CAMPBELL TOWN with the EAST COAST. The A4 connects with the A3 Tasman Highway just east of St Marys, so you will need to turn off the A3 to reach St Marys, if you are coming from the north.
FALMOUTH is on the A3 Tasman Highway north east of St Marys and south of Scamander.
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1/ Scamander is a beach side town just north of St Marys. It has two noteworthy bridges.
2/ This is a long range view of the Scamander Bridge and township to the right.
3/ The Scamander Beach Hotel is an icon of the town and is very close to the beach.
4/ This is the view as you walk across the park towards the beautiful, white sands of the Scamander Beach.
5/ This is the breathtaking view towards the northern end of Scamander Beach.
6/ This is the view towards the south of Scamander. On the distant horizon at the right is Falmouth.
7/ Henderson Lagoon is a major bird sanctuary. It begins just south of Scamander.
8/ This photo is looking south from near Scamander towards St Patrick's Head mountain.
1/St Marys is a historic town in eastern Tasmania. It has some heritage buildings like this grand, old, Victorian era hotel.
2/ The railway station at St Marys was built in 1886. It is one of the oldest and best preserved in Tasmania. The peak on the right is St Patrick's Head.
3/ St Marys has a number of shops and fine houses.
4/ This house, on the eastern side of St Marys, looks beyond to St Patrick's Head.
5/ This heritage church has an usual front overhang.
6/ St Marys sits at the base of St Patrick's Head.
7/ St Marys is situated in the beautiful Fingal Valley. This photo is looking north from near Tullochgorum.
8/ Tullochgorum is where gold was first discovered in Tasmania in 1852. This railway station once serviced a large boom town.
1/ Falmouth is a beach locality south of Scamander. This is the long range view of Falmouth taken from south of Scamander. Falmouth is in the centre of the distant shore.
2/ This is the view looking east towards the entrance to the large Henderson Lagoon near Falmouth.
3/ This is the view looking south from Falmouth towards Four Mile Creek. The distant point is Ironhouse Point.
4/ This is the narrow entrance to Henderson Lagoon from the Falmouth side.
5/ This view is looking north across the entrance to Henderson Lagoon. Falmouth is to the left of this photo.
6/ This is looking north towards distant Scamander from near Falmouth.
7/ This view is looking south at the Falmouth locality. The houses on the hill have a great view across the sea.
8/ This view is looking south from near Falmouth at the many beach houses stretched along the beach and coves.
9/ This view is looking north west at Falmouth Beach. Beyond it is the Henderson Lagoon.
10/ Henderson Lagoon is a major bird sanctuary. Here you can see flocks of pelicans.
11/ The streets of the Falmouth have a deep, timelessness, about them.
1/ Cornwall is west of St Marys in eastern Tasmania. This is a quaint heritage church with an ancient grave yard, located south of Cornwall.
2/ This is a photo of a heritage estate south of Cornwall. Unfortunately, it was not open to the public.
3/ This is the hamlet of Cornwall looking south towards the Fingal Valley.
4/ This is a telephoto view of the Fingal Valley to the south of Cornwall.
5/ This is an attractive Victorian cottage in Cornwall.
6/ This is looking towards the forests north of Cornwall.
7/ Cornwall has some Victorian cottages now available for restoration.
1/ Seymour is a beach holiday hamlet north of Bicheno. It has a lovely white sand beach. However, you should always check on the safety rating of a beach before you swim in it. This image looks south down the beach from the hamlet.
2/ Between 1860 and 1960 there was a large coal mine near the beach. These stumps are all that remain of the pier that the coal was exported from.
3/ This was the only standing structure that we found on the site of the old coal mine. It probably housed a large machine. A tree had completely taken over the structure.
4/ This concrete structure must have housed some machinery in the old days.
5/ This image looks west across the site of the Seymour coal mine complex. The area was full of dangerous holes and fragile surfaces. In the last six decades the structures were cannabalised or moved resulting in this strange disturbed landscape.