Jon Healey, a fourth generation dairy farmer/cheesemaker from Tasmania's far north-east, has carried on a proud family tradition with the Pyengana Cheese Factory, which he opened in 1992 as a mere 23-year-old.
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Rob Burnett
The Pub in the Paddock offers country accommodation and meals at Pyengana, north east Tasmania.
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy
St Columba Falls State Reserve is dominated by forests and the cascading waters of the South George ...
Image thanks to: Pierre Destribats
Situated in the heart of the Pyengana valley overlooking the lush fertile fields of the Pyengana Dai...
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Kathryn Leahy
The Pyengana Dairy Company makes award-winning, traditional cheeses, in Pyengana, north east Tasmani...
Image thanks to: Rob Burnett
The Pub in the Paddock offers country accommodation and meals at Pyengana, north east Tasmania.
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Nick Osborne
Pyengana - bushwalk among giant tree ferns on the way to St Columba Falls
Situated in the heart of the Pyengana valley overlooking the lush fertile fields of the Pyengana Dai...
Image thanks to: Tourism Tasmania & Pyengana Dairy Company
The Pyengana Dairy Company makes award-winning, traditional cheeses, in Pyengana, north-east Tasmani...

Pyengana

Dairy Country

WHAT SPARKS YOUR INTEREST?

Pyengana

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

Getting There

The village is an easy 30 minute drive from St. Helens.

Accommodation offerings

Nearby St. Helens has a plethora of options and accommodation choices.

Activities and Things to Do and See

St Columba Falls, Tasmania, AustraliaThe 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

What to Eat

Holy Cow Cafe - Tasmania Pyengana Dairy Company, Tasmania, Australia

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

 

History

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.

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