North Tassie

Take a trip to Australia’s very own island state for a dairy experience like no other. Explore all Tasmania has to offer by visiting local producers and stays in the northern region of the state.

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Dairy Destination Experiences: The Ice Creamery Coles Bay, Pyengana Cheese, Ashgrove Cheese, Van Diemans Land Creamery, King Island Dairy
Where to stay: Porky Beach RetreatSisters Beach Stays 

Dairy Destination Experiences

The Ice Creamery Coles Bay

Don’t be fooled by the name, this destination has more to offer than just delectable handmade ice-cream. Take a trip to the Coles Bay Ice Creamery to indulge locally made ice-cream as well as a feast of fresh fish, seafood and chips as well as an array of hot and cold drinks too.

While enjoying these delicacies, take the time to soak in the panoramic views of the surrounding Hazard mountains and Freycinet peninsula.

For something to write home about, try one of The Ice Creamery at Coles Bay sundaes! A real crowd pleaser.

For more information, please visit The Ice Creamery Coles Bay.

Pyengana Cheese

In the remote North East of Tasmania, the farmers of Pyengana have been creating some of Australia’s finest artisan farmhouse cheeses from rich, creamy milk for over 130 years.

Pyengana Dairy are known for handcrafting the traditional cheese recipe, unique to the Pyengana valley, that is adored by chefs and cheese judges, winning an abundance of awards across Australia.

Visitors are given the chance to soak up the sun on the scenic deck with a gourmet platter and matching Tasmanian wine or beer, whilst taking in the picturesque Tasmanian farm setting while the cows come and go.

There is also the opportunity to learn how the cheese is crafted and see the cheese makers at work on the days the cheese is being made. Not an opportunity to miss!

For more information, please visit Pyengana Cheese.

Ashgrove Cheese

Ashgrove has been one of Australia's finest family-owned and operated paddock to plate dairy processors for over 24 years.

Onsite, visitors are given a taste of the finest creamy ice-cream, fresh bottled milk, cheese, cream and butter. They also get to stock up on provisions made from gourmet Tasmanian produce such as cheese platters, grilled cheese sandwiches and local roasted coffee with Ashgrove award winning milk.

To have the full experience firsthand, guests are encouraged to peek through the viewing window, where they can observe how the cheese is made using traditional techniques and modern methods.

For more information, please visit Ashgrove Cheese.

Van Diemans Land Creamery

At Van Diemans Land Creamery, located in Elizabeth Town, all products are handmade with the finest ingredients to produce high quality and delicious tasting ice cream. With over 24 flavours to choose from, there is something for everyone.

The Van Diemans Land Creamery café offers visitors more than just a lick of ice-cream, with a variety of coffees, banana pancakes and other sweet treats available to order. If the kids are getting impatient waiting for their ice-cream to arrive, there is a large grass area for them to play games on or you can send them off to the production room viewing window so they can watch the ice cream being made. Perfect for any parents looking for some ‘me’ time.

For more information, please visit Van Diemans Land Creamery.

King Island Dairy

King Island Dairy is located on the very grounds where the cows graze, the milk is created and the cheese is turned and whipped, making this location uniquely special.

This destination is a true cheese lovers paradise where visitors are given the chance to taste and purchase the award-winning range of brie, camembert, cheddar and blue cheeses. The café even offers cheese platters with a twist, baked brie, matching wine and beer, and of course picturesque surrounds.

Eat your cheese and wear it too by picking up King Island Dairy’s fun, good quality merchandise to-go. The range includes cheese boards, knifes and cooler bags – suitable for gifting purposes or anyone looking to show off their true cheese fandom.

For more information, please visit King Island Dairy.

Where to stay

Porky Beach Retreat

Porky Beach Retreat Porky Beach Retreat offers quintessential Australian coastline holidaying at its finest, where guests have the chance to wake up in a luxurious two-level, ceiling to floor glass home and take in the magnificent views.

The house is situated on a secluded peninsula giving visitors the chance to relax on the beachfront while soaking in the wildlife that surrounds.

Porky Beach Retreat is both eloquent and stylish, hosting large spacious areas for the whole family to enjoy. The rotating fireplace is a standout feature of this home and creates an inviting yet relaxing location to spend the night.

For more information or to book your stay, please visit AirBnB.

Sisters Beach Stays

In a modern interpretation of the traditional Tasmanian beach shack, ‘Sisters Beach Stay’ is situated on a large block just a stone’s throw-back from beautiful Sisters Beach and just a 10 minute drive to rich dairy country. The two-story house, built back in 2006, was designed in an American Barn style, with lots of space to accommodate not only families (with 3 bedrooms sleeping 6 guests) but also all the outdoor equipment that accompanies any good beach holiday.

For more information or to book your accommodation please visit Your Stay — Sisters Beach Stays.

Also offered at Sisters Beach Stays you have the option to experience a guided tour of the area to get a local’s perspective on delicious local food, dairy, history and nature.

For more information or to book your guided tour experience, please visit Experiences — Sisters Beach Stays.

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