The actress begins filming her comeback scenes as Sally Fletcher next week, telling Sunrise that her character won't be returning simply for a "beach side holiday".
"I'm really excited about popping back for a while. It's nice to hear that people will be welcoming you back with open arms," she said.
"Of course there's a sense of familiarity, but I turn on Home and Away these days and there are so many faces that I haven't met before, so that's a little daunting but it's exciting.
"It'll be the same, but different. Home and Away keeps changing all the time and it's looking better all the time. I'll be learning a great deal this time around.
"I can't tell you too much, but no-one ever comes back to Summer Bay for a beach side holiday. There are many reasons why Sally is back.
"Thankfully I wasn't killed off so I don't have to emerge from the fridge. I feel excited to be able to come back and celebrate 25 years of Home and Away."