The east coast’s fertile valleys harbour farmland, forests, mountains and waterfalls. Travel inland from St Helens to explore this tranquil part of the east coast. Visit the Pyengana Dairy Company to sample award-winning, English-style cheddars and meet the cheesemaker (and the cows) before enjoying a real farmhouse lunch by the fire in the Holy Cow Cafe. You can also visit the quirky, heritage-listed Pub in the Paddock, one of Tasmania’s oldest pubs (and yes, it really is in the middle of a paddock). At the Weldborough Hotel, part of the Tasmanian Brew Trail, you can also sample artisan beers and ciders from Tasmania’s boutique beer and cider producers.
Walk off lunch in the area’s forest reserves and mountains, including St Columba’s Falls—the highest waterfall in Tasmania, or take to your mountain bike to experience the challenge and exhilaration of the 18–kilometre Blue Tier Descent from Poimena to Weldborough.