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New Norfolk

Hobart

Discover Tasmania’s pioneer heritage in the historic sites, including one of the country’s oldest pubs, at this town on the Derwent River.

On the banks of the Derwent River, upstream from the state capital, New Norfolk combines natural beauty and local history. With a population of more than 5,000 permanent residents, New Norfolk is a bustling country town. Its main street has all the amenities that you’ll need during your stay. Follow the Derwent for a long walk, explore antique shops for Australian art deco items and visit the tombstone of the first white woman to set foot in Australia during your visit to New Norfolk.

The third-oldest town in Tasmania, New Norfolk is recognised for its pioneer heritage. Many historic buildings and sites remain throughout the town and are some of the major attractions in the region. Visit St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, the oldest Anglican church in Australia, to see its impressive stained-glass windows and tower. Construction of the church began in 1823 to cater for a rapidly increasing population in the area. Stop by Bush Inn, said to be one of the country’s oldest pubs, for local beers. Ask your bartender which beers use locally grown hops, a specialty of the area.

Cross the river to see the grave of Betty King. An inscription on the tombstone claims she was the first white woman to arrive in Australia. Continue along the Derwent River for views of the rolling hills and fertile pastures that surround the town. Climb to Pulpit Rock Lookout for views across the town.

Use New Norfolk as a base for outdoor exploration. Drive a half hour northwest to reach Mt. Field National Park. Hike through the park or take a picnic to enjoy in one of the designated picnic areas.

New Norfolk is located just a half-hour drive from Hobart and its international airport. Accommodation in the town is plentiful, ranging from luxury hotels to budget motels and serviced apartments. Come to this town in a pretty rural setting to experience some of Tasmania’s world-famous outdoors and fascinating convict history.


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The Shingles Riverside Cottages
The Shingles Riverside Cottages
3.5 out of 5
115-117 Glenora Road, New Norfolk, TAS
The price is AU$140 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Located in New Norfolk, this cottage is within 2 miles (3 km) of Anglican Church of St Matthew, Rosedown Gardens and Derwent Cliffs State Reserve. Salmon Ponds ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (114 reviews)
"Gorgeous location right next to the river"

Reviewed on 5 Apr. 2021

The Shingles Riverside Cottages
The Woodbridge Tasmania
The Woodbridge Tasmania
5 out of 5
Bridge Street, New Norfolk, TAS
Located in New Norfolk, this beachfront hotel is on the riverwalk, 5.1 mi (8.2 km) from The Agrarian Kitchen Cooking School & Farm, and within 12 mi (20 km) ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (12 reviews)
Nice hotel in small suburb of hotel
"The hotel was very comfortable and relaxing. The staff made a lot of nice personal touches to improve the quality of our stay. Photos make it look like it is more rural than it is, it is situated in a small suburb next to an intersection and a bridge. Overall the place was lovely and nice and I would ..."

Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2020

The Woodbridge Tasmania
Derwent Valley Resort
Derwent Valley Resort
2.5 out of 5
34 Lower Road, New Norfolk, TAS
Located in New Norfolk, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Derwent Cliffs State Reserve and Anglican Church of St Matthew. Rosedown Gardens is 2.1 mi (3.4 ...
3.7/5Good! (47 reviews)
"Property was quiet and the staff were very helpful and friendly"

Reviewed on 19 Apr. 2019

Derwent Valley Resort
New Norfolk Apartments
New Norfolk Apartments
3.5 out of 5
95B Sharland Avenue, New Norfolk, TAS
Located in New Norfolk, this apartment building is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Anglican Church of St Matthew, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (24 reviews)
Top Marks
"This was one of the best accommodation units that we have encountered. It was comfortable, well appointed and equipped and in a convenient location with views to the Derwent and the hills and mountains beyond. We were sorry to leave."

Reviewed on 17 Feb. 2020

New Norfolk Apartments
The Oasthouse Cottage on Tynwald Park
The Oasthouse Cottage on Tynwald Park
Hobart, TAS
Located in New Norfolk, this family-friendly Hobart hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Anglican Church of St Matthew and Derwent Cliffs State Reserve. Rosedown ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Unique property with lovely hosts
"Had a lovely family holiday. Stunning heritage property with lots of charming and unique features. Chris and Kay were delightful hosts, who were even able to hook us up with a loan car when all the commercial operators were out of stock.Derwent Valley it'self, is well worth an explore."

Reviewed on 23 Jan. 2021

The Oasthouse Cottage on Tynwald Park
Old Colony Inn
Old Colony Inn
4 out of 5
21 Montagu Street, New Norfolk, TAS
Located in New Norfolk, this bed & breakfast is within a 10-minute walk of Derwent Cliffs State Reserve and Anglican Church of St Matthew. Rosedown Gardens is ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (61 reviews)
Outstanding Colonial accommodation
"A fantastic place to stay. Real Colonial Tasmania. 1835. Beautifully maintained, very comfortable, step back in time, great location, & delicious continental breakfast. Loved staying there. Highly recommend. True taste of Tasmania’s past. Would definitely stay there again."

Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2021

Old Colony Inn
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