Planning your stay with us

New Norfolk is the hub of the Derwent Valley and gateway to the West Coast, Mt Field National Park and Lake Pedder. Home to many antique shops, historical buildings and the Agrarian Kitchen Eatery and Cooking school, New Norfolk is the ideal location to explore Southern Tasmania with most of the region within easy reach for a day trip.

Tasmania is very seasonal and trading hours vary

We always recommend you call/book ahead wherever possible, especially if you are visiting somewhere that requires a significant drive or is in a remote location.

The roads are different in Tasmania

Dual lane highways are few and far between. Tasmania is abundant with lovely country drives which is all part of the charm. This does mean winds and bends and limited overtaking on single lane roads. Allow plenty of time to take in the scenery and arrive at your destination safely. Tasmania is abundant with wildlife and it is common to see a wallaby, wombat or echidna along the side of the road, even in daytime. Watch out for wildlife especially at night/dusk and dawn.

The weather

The temperature and weather conditions can change rapidly. Always be prepared with layers and have a good jacket on hand. If you are heading into the amazing national parks and wilderness be prepared with rainproof gear, thermal layers, waterproof hiking/walking boots, hat, sunscreen and water. It is not uncommon to get cold days in summer, especially in certain locations.

Derwent Valley and Surrounds

Heading West

(there are 2 arms of travel)

1. Mt Field and Lake Pedder

2. Derwent Bridge, Queenstown and Strahan

Heading South/East

Crossing is approx. 15min.
Wait times for ferry depending on demand

Visit

  • Historic Town of Richmond
  • Coal River Valley (outskirts of Richmond)
  • Salamanca Markets Hobart (Saturday’s)
  • Farm Gate markets Bathurst Street Hobart (Sunday’s)
  • Westerway Berry farm (Depends on berry variety, November to March)
  • Lawrenny Distillery, Ouse
  • Derwent Estate Vineyard
  • Stefano Lubiana Vineyard
  • Old Beach Blueberries Old Beach (Dec-Mar)
  • The Cherry Hut Granton (early December to first days of February)
  • King Rock Cherries Lawitta (Last days of January to first days of February)

Experience

  • Mt Field National Park
  • Tall Trees Conservation reserve
  • Maydena Bike Park
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
  • MONA
  • River Derwent on a Tassie Bound Adventures kayaking experience (SEASONAL)
  • Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • The Wall

Dine

  • Derwent Estate Vineyard Granton  “The Shed” Restaurant
  • Stefano Lubiana Vineyard Granton “Osteria Vista” Restaurant
  • MONA
  • Coal River Cheese Dulcot
  • Frogmore Creek Dulcot
  • Barilla Bay
  • Tassie seafood Cambridge
  • Local Pizza
  • Moonah
  • Bar Wah
  • Dana eating House
  • Fico
  • Templo
  • Little Missy Patisserie
  • Sunbear
  • Jean Pascale Patisserie
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