The pretty town of St Marys, at the head of the Fingal Valley, is hedged with mountains, rain forests, rivers, waterfalls and fertile farmland.
Base yourself in one of St Mary’s heritage or bed and breakfast accommodation houses, go free camping, bring your caravan or spend a few days in an eco lodge and take some time to discover the area. Start your exploration on foot—take the easy walk to Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall or visit the South Sister lookout for stunning views. For a more challenging walk, climb to South Sister’s summit or ascend rugged St Patrick’s Head for a 360° perspective of the valley and coast.
Lose time in St Mary’s cafes, shops and galleries, including the wonderfully eccentric Cranks and Tinkerers museum, and don’t miss the quirky Mount Elephant Pancakes for delicious pancakes and fabulous rainforest views. You can also drive to nearby Cornwall to experience the Coalminers’ Heritage Wall and Heritage Walk, or cross the range on convict-built St Mary’s Pass for the 20-minute drive to Falmouth and its glistening white beach.
4 star traditionally-hosted B&B with two ensuite rooms and queen size beds. Spotlessly maintained, relax and treat yourself with complimentary port, sherry and Tasmanian chocolates, then start your day with a hearty home cooked breakfast.
Located adjacent to the Oval and Golf Course this excellent facility includes an amenities block with toilets, coin operated hot showers, a blackwater dump and free camping. Experience the ambience, local country hospitality and peacefulness of the surrounding by mountains.
Historic 1880s homestead on 50 acres on the edge of St Marys township and only 10 minutes from the East Coast and the beautiful beaches. Mariton House welcomes adults , children and well behaved dogs for Bed & Breakfast accommodation and for horse riding.
Nestled in the east coast highlands this 1880′s heritage listed property is the perfect place for a romantic getaway weekend or to base yourself while exploring the fabulous East Coast of Tasmania. The semi self-contained suite consists of three rooms and is decorated in a bygone era with claw foot bath, cast iron bed and its own entrance for total privacy.
Rainbow Retreat is an Oasis. Snuggled below a large knobbly outcrop mountain known affectionately as St Patricks Head, over looking the east coast of Tasmania, it provides travellers with an ancient sense of protection and safety as well as the most sensational coastal panorama in all of Tasmania.
Mt Elephant Fudge HQ and Cafe offers visitors 10 delicious flavours of fudge: Almond, Ginger, Pure White, Choc, Orange, Mint, Mocha, Rum and Raisin, Coconut Rough and Liquorice along with a GREAT selection of hand-made chocolates, also made by Lizzie.
Enjoy Purple Possum’s famous rhubarb cake, date scones, wraps, Vegie burgers, great coffee or tea in a pot. Healthy lunches, snacks, indoors or garden. Recommended in Lonely Planet Tasmania 6th edition, 2011.
Quirky award-winning cafe, great coffee, lunches, snacks, Wholefoods .