Welcome to Pyengana
In the 1890s European pioneers noted the area's high rainfall and brought in dairy cattle, which thrived on the lush grass. Exporting milk from this isolated valley was impractical, but once converted into cheese and butter the produce could survive the slow journey to market.
These days there's still cheese made here at the Pyengana Dairy Company. The nearby Pub in the Paddock attracts just as many visitors, infamously for its beer-drinking pig. There are also some beautiful waterfalls in the valley, including St Columba Falls, Tasmania's highest.