Gray Mares Tail

St Marys, Tasmania

Gray Mares Tail
Gray Mares Tail
© 2015 - 2020 Photography: Caedence Kuepper

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  • public Land Tenure:
    State Reserve
  • timer 0.6 kms 15 Minutes return
  • terrain image Suitable for families with young children.
  • directions_walk Formed track.
    Generally a modified or hardened surface. Width: 900mm or more. Well maintained with minimal intrusions
  • panorama_horizontal Sign posted.
    Track head signage & route markers at intersections and where track is indistinct.
  • grade No experience required.
    Users need no previous experience and are expected to exercise normal care regarding their personal safety.
  • clear_all Occasional step.
  • map Tasmap (1:25000) - Unknown
  • No Drones Permitted

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A tall but typically low-flowing waterfall, Gray Mares Tail is nonetheless a worthwhile stop a short distance from St Marys, just before the road starts descending down St Marys Pass. 

To find the falls, look for an easy-to-miss pullout with a sign marking the St Marys Pass State Reserve on the left. From here a sign points to Gary Mares Tail, just a 5-10 minute walk away. The short and easy trail winds through the forest, before coming to a lookout platform overlooking the top section of the falls. While the part that can be viewed easily is a decent 20 metre drop, the creek looks to keep cascading further below, and the total height of the falls is likely to be well in excess of 50 metres.

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