For a change of scenery it is only a short half hour drive to the lush green dairy country of Pyengana. From here you can visit the magnificient St Columba falls – one of Tasmania’s highest falls with a drop of over 90 meters. It is an easy scenic walk through beautiful rainforest to a viewing platform to see the spectacular falls up close. For those unable to do the walk the falls can also be viewed from the comfort of your vehicle in the car park.
Pyengana is 26km west of St Helens and is around a half hour scenic drive.
Things to see and do
It is a must when visiting Pyengana to drop into the Pyengana Dairy company who have making cheese for over 100 years. Here you can sample their award winning Tasty cheeses, peruse the local crafts and pottery and try their delicious homemade icecream and milkshakes.
Just up the road be sure to visit The Pub in the Paddock – a heritage listed hotel licensed since 1880 serving counter meals accompanied by local Tasmanian ales.
Local tip – When visiting the Pub in the Paddock be sure to say hello to Priscilla the famous beer drinking pig!