SCOTTSDALE REGION - Within 60 minutes of the Balmoral on York
Sheffield & Latrobe
Nearby the Airport
Wineries we recommend
THE TAIL OF THE TIN DRAGON After the discovery of tin in the late 1800s by Renison Bell, the North-East became the site of a huge amount of frenetic activity. At the time tin was a very valuable commodity, highly prized for its non-corrosive properties and its usefulness in manufactured 'tins' for the preservation of food. Literally hundreds of mines were established, ranging in size from the large workings at places like Derby and Anchor Mine, to the many smaller, transient mine sites that were worked by small groups of men or single operators.
PUB IN THE PADDOCK The rich farming valley around Pyengana is well worth a visit for an afternoon or more. St Columba Falls are Tasmania's highest and a short 10 or 15 minutes drive from the main highway. The 15 minute walk to the base of the falls is a delight. Along the way are the Pynegana cheese factory and "The Pub in the Paddock" with Pricilla, the beer drinking pig!
ST COLUMBA FALLS The spectacular St Columba Falls is situated about 30 minutes from St Helens and 12 kilometres from the township of Pyengana. The Falls, which plunge 90 metres from the Mt Victoria foothills, can either be viewed from the car park or from a viewing platform at the end of an easy 15-20 minute rainforest walk.
PYENGANA CHEESE Creators of award winning traditional cheddar cheese which is made using the methods of the pioneers. Open 7 days 9:00am to 5:00pm (10:00am to 4:00pm in winter). Apart from the cheeses, the Dairy shop sells deliciously fresh milkshakes, cakes, handcrafted wood items, pottery and more
SCOTTSDALE FOREST ECO CENTRE Scottsdale's new tourism icon, the Forest EcoCentre, opened on Friday 8th February 2002 in front of a large crowd. The EcoCentre is a focus for forest-based tourism and recreation activities in the North-East and acts to inspire visitors to explore and enjoy the diverse forest types of the region.
BICHENO NATUREWORLD (The best place to see Tassie Devils in the state) Set amongst 150 acres of natural parkland and lagoons, East Coast Natureworld is the perfect place to experience Tasmania's unique and amazing animals, birds, reptiles and plant life. East Coast Natureworld is Australia's premier Nature Park. They bring the Tasmanian wilderness to you. Set amongst 150 acres of natural parkland and lagoons, Natureworld is the perfect place to experience Tasmania's unique and amazing animals, birds, reptiles and plant life. We recommend you go and meet their Devils, Roos, Quolls, Koalas, Tiger Cats, Tiger Snakes, Wombats, Eagles, Owls, Cape Barren Geese, 'Narkies', Bettongs, Pademelons, Sugar Gliders, Black Cockatoos, and Pelicans