Explorers Lodge has new owners – Jo-Anne and John Woodman.

Discover this tranquil 1940s lodge 30 minutes from Hobart, set amongst tall trees and gardens, on the edge of the historical town of New Norfolk (settled 1807), close to the Derwent River and only 35 minutes from Mount Field National Park and the attractions of the Derwent Valley.

Explorers Lodge offers comfortable en-suited Bed and Breakfast rooms and a self contained one or two bedroom Apartment.

We are currently working on upgrading the Lodge to return her to the gracious home she will be.

Please come and visit us, we look forward to welcoming you.

Jo-Anne and John

Local Attractions


What to do in New Norfolk

Day 1

Visit Mount Field National Park, the 2nd oldest Park in Australia. Take the 2 hour Waterfall Walk and see the incredible Tall Trees. Spot a platypus. Return stop off at the Salmon Ponds – historical and fascinating. Lunch at Waterfalls Cafe or the Possum Shed on the Tyenna River.

Day 2

Day trip to Strathgordon and see the magnificent South West National Park World Heritage Area.

Day 3

MONA (not on a Tuesday) 15 mins away, and Richmond Village 30 mins. Bonorong Wildlife Park is in same area.

Day 4

Drive to the historical towns of Bothwell, Pontville and Oatlands.

Day 5

Explore New Norfolk:  visit the many Antique shops, coffee at the Patchwork Cafe. Take a walk along the Derwent River and follow the interactive historical attractive boards. Enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants and cafes overlooking the river.