The Pub The Pig The Falls and Lavender

Licensed since 1880, the Pub in the Paddock (also known as St Columbus Falls Hotel) is one of Tasmania’s oldest country pubs.

Literally sitting in the middle of a paddock in the Pyengana Valley, the Pub offers hearty country meals or morning and afternoon teas along with comfortable pub accommodation. Call in for a cool drink and meet the locals or stay a little longer and explore the local area. Pyengana is a half hour drive from the north east coastal town of St Helens (27 kilometres) on the road to the St Columbus Falls. Its here you will find Priscilla a beer drinking pig she has been cut back on the beer as too many people wanted to give her some I was lucky enough to see her in action Miss Elly wasn’t too impressed though.

St Columba Falls, a 90 metre-tall cascade is Tasmania’s highest waterfall. From the reserve car park, it’s an easy ten-minute stroll through the heart of an ancient temperate rainforest studded with colossal tree ferns, sassafras, myrtle and beech trees to a swiftly flowing creek. This was a really lovely walk down to the forest floor.

Bridestowe Lavender Estate, at Nabowla, Tasmania is considered one of the State’s most spectacular vistas during flowering in December and January with Mount Arthur in the background. The 265 acre site is noted for its manicured fields of lavender, beautiful gardens and gift shop and cafe. Bridestowe Estate is located 55 kilometres from Launceston