South Sister St. Marys, Tasmania

South Sister: the tourist

South Sister signpost Sign
South Sister signpost This way to South Sister

There are many attractions for tourists to visit the South Sister. Climbing to the top of the summit is popular with most tourists however there are many walks over the South (and North) sisters. It is also a favourite place for rock climbers with many climbs described in various books. South Sister is also a great place for horse riding, bird watching or just getting away from it all!

How to get there
To reach the South Sister, take the German Town Road (directly opposite the St Marys Hotel) and wind your way up the mountain for 5.4 kilometres. Alternatively, if you are driving from Fingal, you can avoid driving into St Marys, turning off at Top Marshes Road about 1 km before you reach St Marys. Take this left turn, follow the road over the crossroads (large sign saying South Sister mountain and lookout) and wind your way up the road until you reach the South Sister Road. From the turnoff on the Esk Highway, it is about 5 kms. The last part of the road is steep so be careful for oncoming traffic. At the top of the hill, you will see a blue sign on the left.

The entrance to this road is surrounded by the rare and protected Eucalyptus brookeriana. Follow this road to the carpark (about 2 kms) if you want to climb to the summit. If you intend to bushwalk, various tracks take off along the road.

There are many other places to visit in the area and one could stay for a few days in or around St Marys to experience the unique and special qualities of this beautiful area. There are other walks in close proximity including St Patrick's Head, St Marys Pass State Reserve, Grey Mare's Trail, Meadstone Falls and Douglas Apsley National Park. The Blue Tier is also easily accessible further north near St Helens.

There are also many other attractions in the area including fishing, surfing and camping. Bicheno is a popular beach detsination where fairy penguins are often seen. St Helens and Scamander are also popular places to visit with visitors to the area.

Visitor Information:
Escape Tasmanian Wilderness Cafe and Gallery on Main Street opposite the St. Marys Post Office - Ph: 6372 2444

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Meadstone Falls St. Patrick's Head

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