This weekend I decided to head to the North East coast of Tasmania with my family for a 2 night escape. Travelling from Hobart along the Midland Highway we stopped at the historic town of Ross for morning tea at Bakery 31, which has some very tempting treats on offer including savoury pies and a variety of sweets. We travelled further up the Midland Highway then took the turnoff to the east coast passing through towns of Avoca and Scamander before arriving into the seaside town of St Helens. After a short rest we headed to Jeanneret Beach, a secluded beach located a 20 minute drive from St Helens in the Bay of Fires area. This beach was amazing with its beautiful blue water, orange-hued granite rocks and white sand which my son thoroughly enjoyed making sand castles with. We then headed back to our accommodation for the night.
The next day was spent travelling to St Columba Falls, one of Tasmania’s tallest waterfalls, a must see if in the area. The walk took approximately 20-30 minutes return with a moderate uphill walk to return from the falls, a little slippery in some areas so I would recommend wearing suitable footwear. After our walk we drove down the road to Pyengana Dairy Farm, which offers award winning cheese. After tasting some of the cheeses we enjoyed a delicious morning tea in the onsite café including milkshakes and coffee with Pyengana milk, along with freshly baked scones served with jam and clotted cream. Outside you can view the working dairy farm with automatic milking machines and beautiful views of the countryside. On our way back to our accommodation we stopped at Swimcart Beach, another outstanding beach located in the Bay of Fires area.
After 2 nights it was unfortunately time to return back to Hobart, this time via the coast road which has amazing scenery including ocean views. I am definitely planning my next holiday to the north east coast and can’t wait to go back again and explore more of what the area has to offer.