East Coast, Tasmania, Australia
Pure Air - Pristine Environment
Tasmania's greatest asset is the very fact that it is an island at latitude 42Degrees South - look west and the next land feature is the east coast of Argentina - look south and it's Antartica. The cleanest air and purest rainwater in the world; rivers and streams that originate from pristine mountain ranges and filter through ancient rainforests and highland peat marshes into the cool Southern Ocean. Tasmania's maritime environment with its four coastlines are unique as they are diverse, teeming with a rich array of endemic cold water sealife, they set the island apart from mainland Australia. With only 500,000 inhabitants Tasmania is, and will always remain, an unspoilt jewel at the bottom of the world.
Bay Of Fires
The Bay of Fires (indigenous name: larapuna) is a bay on the northeastern coast of Tasmania in Australia, extending from Binalong Bay to Eddystone Point.
The Bay of Fires is a region of white beaches, blue water and orange-hued granite (the colour of which is actually produced by a lichen). The northern section of the bay is part of Mount William National Park; the southern end is a conservation area.
Freycinet National Park, Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Pyengana TAS 7001
Best day trip:Pyengana Cheese Factory, Pub in the paddock, St. Columba Falls & The Shop in the Bush
Pyengana Cheese Factory / The Pub in the Paddock / St Columba Falls
20 minutes drive north of St Helens are the dairy plains of Pyengana and the home of ‘the trifecta’ ….1) The Holy Cow Café and Cheese Factory, 2) The Pub in the Paddock and 3) St Columba Falls...& 4.) The Shop in the Bush
The Holy Cow Café is great stopover, it’s part of the cheese factory and open everyday for coffee/snacks/lunches. Outside there are tables and chairs to eat and take in the views over the dairy country, on a sunny day stunning.,.. in fact any day it is! They also offer cheese tastings - their artisan cheeses are much lauded and worth the asking price! Try the handmade Tasmanian flavoured ice-creams. The cafe is open 7 days a week from 9am–5pm (10am–4pm during Winter). http://pyenganadairy.com.au/cafe/
400mtrs from the cheese factory is the famous Pub in the Paddock, step back in time for old school counter meals. Buy a stubbie, take it out to the pig-sty next to the car park, and give it to the resident beer swilling pig (she prefers Boags Draught!) and has been of drinking age for over 15 years, she’ll drink all-comers ‘under the fence!’ http://www.pubinthepaddock.com.au/home
St Columba Falls is 5km further on and really is a worthwhile walk - an easy 600m walk to the waterfall through a really nice snapshot of Tasmanian rainforest – taste the purest of pure water from the stream on the way in..….infinitely better than the bought stuff!
Also, halfway between St Helens and Pyengana is The Shop In The Bush, a worthwhile stop to peruse an array of quality collectables, specializing in aged books, old jewellery and quality glassware - and have a warm by their open log fire ….if you ever desire an open fire in your life, this is the one you want!
Four Mile Creek, Tasmania, Australia
Unspoiled beaches, there are many. Falmouth Beach and Lagoon is great at low tide - Scamander Beach is huge and easy to access - Four Mile Creek Beach perhaps the pick for a 3km beach walk. Further south Little Beach and Chain of Lagoons Beach are
St Marys, Tasmania, Australia
Climbing St. Patrick's Head lookout
Spectacular views await the adventurous hiker - an hour long walk with the last 10 minutes a rocky scramble to the top. The 360 degree views are breathtaking - to the north The Bay of Fires and Eddystone Lighthouse - south the vista extends to the Freycinet Peninsula and Maria Island.
St Marys, Tasmania, Australia
Short Walk to South Sister's Lookout
A 10 minute drive from St Marys is a short 10 minute walk up to the South Sisters Lookout - used as a Forestry Fire Observation Lookout in the Summer months the views extend west along the Fingal Valley and the wide expanses east to the coast. A popular and easy vantage point for visitors to see a birdseye snapshot of the mid-East Coast.
Scamander, Tasmania, Australia
Short Bush walk through the Winifried Curtis Reserve
A short walk (1hr) amongst coastal shrub vegetation - see native orchids and birdlife that are endemic to the Scamander area. A pleasant little bush walk that is easy and enlightening.
36 Frank Street, Falmouth, Tasmania, Australia
East Coast Tasmania Attractions
EAST COAST ADVENTURES & Wineries
- FREYCINET AIR - Scenic flights www.freycinetair.com.au
- FREYCINET ADVENTURES - Sea Kayaking tourswww.freycinetadventures.com.au
- ALL 4 ADVENTURE - Quad bike tourswww.all4adventure.com.au
- NATURE WORLD - Wildlife park www.natureworld.com.au
- COASTAL STYLE - Fashion and Homewares, 69 Burgess St, Bicheno
- SPRING VALE - Vineyard, Cranbrook www.springvalewines.com
- MILTON - Vineyard, Cranbrook www.miltonvineyard.com.au
- GALA ESTATE - Vineyard, Cranbrook www.galaestate.com.au
- DEVILS CORNER - Vineyard, Apslawn www.brownbrothers.com.au
- PONDERING FROG - Icecreamery www.ponderingfrog.com.au
- FREYCINET MARINE FARM - Fresh cooked Seafood www.freycinetmarinefarm.com