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.


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$499.67 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Lap of Tasmania Tour from Hobart

Day one: Russell Falls, Lake St Clair & Mount Field National Park: An epic day in spectacular World Heritage wilderness with impressive waterfalls, stunning mountain top views and Tasmanian wildlife – in the wild! Lunch at Lake St Clair, take in Tasmania’s hydro heritage at Tarraleah and watch the sunset over Lake Rosebery. Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms and shared bathroom rooms), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (ensuite rooms) Day 2: Montezuma Falls, Strahan & Henty Dunes: This is one of the only tour operators that takes you to Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest waterfall. Wander through ancient rainforests, enjoy lunch in beautiful Strahan and then run wild on the giant Henty sand dunes. Best jumping photos ever! Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms and shared bathroom rooms), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (ensuite rooms) Day 3: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Honey & Salmon Tasting: Cradle Mountain is spectacular - and you have plenty of time to enjoy it. Take it in with a quiet stroll or choose a more challenging hike – the choice is yours. Sheffield, the town of murals, is the lunch stop. Later on you taste honey and sample delicious hot smoked salmon. At the end of the day we visit Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge. Overnight – Launceston Backpackers (dorms and shared bathroom rooms), Batman Fawkner Hotel (ensuite rooms)  Day 4: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting & Bicheno: The Bay of Fires has to be seen to be believed – consistently rated as one of the world's best beaches, it's a place that everyone loves but few have visited. On the way there you will taste some great local cheese from Pyengana. Later you'll have a chance to try some fantastic Tasmanian oysters. Tonight you can walk to the beach to see little penguins come ashore. Overnight: Seaview @ Bicheno (dorms), Silversands (double/twins and ensuites) Day 5: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park & Kate's Berry Farm: Today you'll have the opportunity to visit a wildlife sanctuary to see the rescued animals, including the Tasmanian Devil (extra cost). After that you visit the Freycinet National Park and famous Wineglass Bay. With hours to explore, you can go up for a dramatic view or down to the gleaming white beach. In the afternoon you drive down the coast, with a stop at famous Kate's Berry Farm.

$684.73 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Tasmania 7-Day Tour: Bruny Island, Cradle Mtn, Wineglass Bay

Day 1: Richmond, Port Arthur and Tasman PeninsulaStart in Richmond, then travel to the Tasman Peninsula and the former prison settlement of Port Arthur, where you will spend three hours with a walking tour and harbor cruise. Admire the view of Eaglehawk Neck and enjoy walking to the Tasman Arch, Devil’s Kitchen & Waterfall Bay in the Tasman National Park. On the way back to Hobart taste delicious Federation Chocolate. Overnight – Hobart Hostel Day 2: Russell Falls, Lake St Clair and World Heritage WildernessThe highlight today is the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, with walks to Russell Falls and panoramic views at Donaghy’s Hill. Lunch at Lake St Clair, take in Tasmania’s hydro heritage at Tarraleah and watch the sunset over Lake Rosebery. Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms & hostel doubles), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (motel rooms) Day 3: Montezuma Falls, Strahan and Henty DunesVisits Montezuma Falls, Tasmania's tallest. Wander through ancient rain forests, enjoy lunch in Strahan and run on the giant Henty sand dunes.Overnight: Jump House Tullah (dorms & hostel doubles), Tullah Lakeside Lodge (motel rooms) Day 4: Cradle Mountain, Sheffield, Honey and Salmon TastingEnjoy the Cradle Mountains on an easy walk or a challenging hike. Stop for lunch in Sheffield, the town of murals.Taste honey and sample delicious hot smoked salmon, then visit Launceston's beautiful Cataract Gorge.Overnight :Launceston Backpackers (dorms & hostel doubles), Batman Fawkner Hotel Day 5: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting and BichenoThe Bay of Fires is consistently rated as one of the world's best beaches. On the way there taste delicious cheese at Pyengana. Walk to the beach to see penguins come ashore.Overnight: Seaview at Bicheno (dorms), Silversands (double/twins and motel rooms) Day 6: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park and Kate's Berry FarmVisit a wildlife sanctuary to see rescued animals, including the Tasmanian Devil (own expense). Visit famous Wineglass Bay, in the Freycinet National Park. Walk up Mt Amos or down to the beach, then visit Kate's Berry Farm. Overnight: Hobart Hostel Day 7: Bruny Island to HobartTaste Bruny Island cheese and walk to the Neck Lookout at the center of the island for panoramic views. At Cape Bruny, walk to the lighthouse and watch the surf. At Adventure Bay, choose between a Bruny Island Cruise (own expense) or the Fluted Cape walk. On the way back to the ferry, there is an opportunity to purchase fantastic local oysters.Please Note: The order of touring may vary depending on day of the week.

$1032.65 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Bay of Fires Photography Workshop from Hobart

Depart Hobart early on day 1 aiming to arrive at your accommodation at Tidal Waters, St Helens, for lunch. The photography talk will begin early, as you enjoy the drive up Tasmania's stunning east coast.After lunch we will visit many picture perfect locations in the Bay of Fires region, shooting the intricate orange and yellow lichen on the granite and long sandy beaches. Prepare for your sunrise session by familiarising yourself with the features of the foreshore during the daylight hours, and after a sunset shoot retire to your room for the night.Day 2 is a full day, and on top of a sunrise and a sunset shoot includes a nice side trip to the cool, green rainforest at St Columba falls. Here, you will photograph the lovely tree ferns and cool, cascades of water - as well as the falls too. You will discuss the role various filters and other accessories can play in rainforest photography and how to achieve the silky smooth effect on the water that is such a rewarding aspect of rainforest photography. Following this session you will enjoy a rural cafe lunch at the Pyengana dairy farm. Afternoon and Day 3 activities vary with the season, but will include a trip to the lighthouse at Eddystone Point and the stunning Picnic Rocks nearby along with at least one more visit to the Binalong Bay area. A post processing session is also included before your departure mid morning on Day 3.After leaving the Bay of Fires, stop for a gourmet "wood fired" pizza lunch in Coles Bay. Following lunch, spend a leisurely few hours shooting the Freycinet National Park. Highlights will include a walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout as well as the stunning Honeymoon Bay, with the lovely aqua-blue water and rugged Hazards mountains allowing for some wonderful photo opportunitiesl. Arrive back in Hobart around 6:30pm and the tour completes with a drop off at your hotel.

$421.20 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Launceston to Hobart 4-Day Tasmania East Coast Adventure Tour

Day 1: Bay of Fires, Cheese Tasting & BichenoDepart Launceston at 8 am. The Bay of Fires has to be seen to be believed – consistently rated as one of the world's best beaches, it's a place that everyone loves but few have visited. On the way there, taste some great local cheese from Pyengana. Later, you'll have a chance to try some fantastic Tasmanian oysters. Tonight you can walk to the beach to see little penguins come ashore.Overnight: Seaview at Bicheno Day 2: Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park & Kate's Berry FarmToday you'll have the opportunity to visit a wildlife sanctuary to see the rescued animals, including the Tasmanian devil (extra cost). After that, visit the Freycinet National Park and famous Wineglass Bay. With hours to explore, you can go up for a dramatic view or down to the gleaming white beach. In the afternoon, drive down the coast, with a stop at famous Kate's Berry Farm.Overnight: Tassie BackpackersDay 3: Bruny IslandJust a short ferry ride from the Tasmanian mainland, spectacular Bruny Island is a feast for the senses. First up, taste delicious cheese at the award-winning Bruny Island Cheese Company. Next, go to the narrow isthmus joining the north and south parts of the island and walk up the staircase to the Neck Lookout, with incredible 360-degree views. At Cape Bruny, try to spot Bruny’s famous white wallabies, then walk to the lighthouse and watch the surf roll in. At Adventure Bay, choose between the beautiful Fluted Cape walk or an award-winning Bruny Island Cruise (extra cost). Local oysters can be purchased at Get Shucked on the drive back to the ferry.Overnight: Tassie BackpackersDay 4: Richmond, Tasman Peninsula & Port ArthurThe historic village of Richmond is your morning stop. The colonial architecture of Australia’s oldest bridge and oldest Catholic Church both feature on the walk around the village. Further on you will reach the dramatic scenery of the Tasman Peninsula with the plunging cliffs of Tasman National Park, quirky Doo Town, and the spectacular views at Eaglehawk Neck. This is the place where Tasmania's convict heritage intersects with its stunning natural beauty. The highlight of the day is the opportunity to check out the former prison settlement of Port Arthur Historic Site. There’s no rush, with around 3 hours of time to see the sights with a guided walking tour and harbor cruise included. Lunch can be purchased on site. On the way to Hobart, visit the family-operated Federation Chocolate factory and see the chocolate-making process. Of course there is also an opportunity to taste the delicious hand-made chocolate produced here too!Arrive in Hobart city at approximately 6:30 pm or Hobart Airport at around 6 pm.