The small village of Pyengana is located in the northeast approximately 27 kilometres away from St. Helens. This rural farming region features breathtaking waterfalls and natural beauty. The area is also known to be home to the Pyengana Cheese Factory which is run by a 4th generation cheese maker that specialises in clothbound cheddar, thus making this a true foodie’s destination and heaven for dairy lovers. Image thanks to: Flow Mountain Bike
The village is an easy 30 minute drive from St. Helens.
Nearby St. Helens has a plethora of options and accommodation choices.
The picturesque region is worth exploring by car or foot. The St. Columba Falls State Reserve offers a beautiful hike through temperate rainforest and a view of a gorgeous 90 meter waterfall. The Blue Tier area also includes the Halls Falls walking track (90 minute return) where eucalyptus plants grow in abundance and will dazzle any nature lover. For history buffs check out the Anchor Stampers former mine site. Image thanks to: Pierre Destribats - St. Columba Falls
Other than the celebrated cheese, the village is also home to the Pub in the Paddock, a memorable pub and heritage listed hotel that has a charming atmosphere, as well as a beer drinking pig! The Holy Cow Cafe is also the perfect place for a light meal. Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy - The Holy Cow Cafe
The first permanent settlement began in 1875 with a large family who named their property St. Columba. Its first post office opened in 1885 and the area was named as Pyengana in 1888. Although it originally grew as a tin mining settlement, it became known for producing high quality milk and dairy product and is now known as the home for the Pyengana Cheese Factory. Anchor Organics, producer of organic vegetables since 1995, is also based here.