Things to see and do while you stay with us
Mt Field National Park and Russell Falls
Explore all the treasures on offer in this diverse area with its many walking tracks and waterfalls, rain forests, mountain lakes, ski fields and tarns. All this just a short, picturesque drive from New Norfolk.
Salmon Ponds and Pancakes by the Pond
The oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere.View and feed trout and salmon, explore 19th Century English gardens. Make sure you visit the delightful cafe while you are there.
Whether you’re planning a long holiday or just a weekend away, New Norfolk is the perfect destination to escape from the hectic pace and enjoy peaceful surroundings featuring river views, mountain views and valley views! New Norfolk is teeming with historic houses, magnificent scenery, and cool restful places to unwind.
The River Derwent
New Norfolk, on the tranquil River Derwent is centrally located and a perfect base from which to explore the surrounding areas. There's plenty of river activities, including fishing, boating, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding and more. You'll find places for picnics and a vibrant CBD and the friendliest market in Tasmania each Saturday.
New Norfolk is also known as ‘The Antiques Capital of Tasmania’. Many people visit New Norfolk purely for its antiques. There are multiple antique shops in New Norfolk who are well known for their vast and diverse collection of antiques. You're sure to find special, collectable items not available on the mainland.
A 15 minute walk through lush rainforest, will bring you to the mouth of a cave. This cave has a waterfall emerging from it which has travelled 30km underground, through 295 caves. The Junee Cave is part of a 30km series of limestone caves which are said to be the deepest in Australia and are still being mapped and explored. The Junee Cave is the only part of the system that is safe and easy to visit unless you are a cave diver.
Located just outside the Mt Field National Park between Maydena and the township of National Park. Turn right about 5 kilometres west of National Park. There is a sign on the left which is easily missed. Turn right again just over the bridge a few hundred metres from the turn off. The track passes along the Tyenna River and is in very good condition. After a few hundred metres the track turns left up into the forest.
A drive towards Strathgordon along the Gordon River road, and you will be at the entrance to the Styx Forest. 18km further on will bring you to the Big Tree Reserve. These trees are the tallest flowering plants in the world – the Eucalyptus Regnans. These trees are truly awe-inspiring and are a must-see while you are here. Some of these trees tower as much as 32 storeys and are more than 400 years old.
Lake Pedder, Lake Gordon, Gorda Dam and Southwest National Park World Heritage Area
A majestic wild, rugged landscape that contains the tallest flowering plants in the world, alpine meadows, temperate rainforest, deep limestone caves and raging rivers.
The South West is the place for experienced walkers with a range of challenging climbs from a five hour return to Mount Wedge, a 10 hour return walk up to the top of Mount Anne, or a 10 to 12 day trek along the Western Arthur traverse.
If you prefer your wilderness to be a little more accessible, there is an excellent road straight through it from Maydena, which has the Styx Forest to the left, the Florentine to the right and Lake Pedder and the Gordon Dam an hour and fifteen minutes in front of you. About halfway to Strathgordon is a road to Scott’s Peak Dam, with a spectacular view of Lake Pedder. (This road is unsealed)
The Gordon Dam is also the site of Australia’s longest vertical abseil.
Historic Port Arthur, Richmond Village and Salamanca Market
The Port Arthur Historic Site is one of Australia’s most important heritage sites and tourist destinations. Located on the scenic Tasman Peninsula in the south-east of Tasmania, the former convict settlement offers a unique and essential experience for all visitors to the area. There are tours and events running through the year, including historical and ghost tours, the site offers a range of activities for all to enjoy.
Richmond is one of Tasmania’s most popular destinations, steeped in history, family-friendly and a hub for food and wine lovers. Nestled in the heart of the Coal River Valley, Richmond was established as an important military staging post and convict station linking Hobart with Port Arthur.
The iconic Salamanca Market is a celebration of Tasmania’s unique culture, creative artisans, talented musicians and diverse producers. The weekly outdoor market, held every Saturday, brings Hobart’s waterfront alive with the colours, sounds and smells of Tasmania.
The Museum of Old and New Art is an art museum located within the Moorilla winery on the Berriedale peninsula in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is the largest privately funded museum in Australia.
The museum presents antiquities, modern and contemporary art from the David Walsh collection.
The Agrarian Kitchen & Eatery
The Agrarian Kitchen is a sustainable farm-based cooking school offering paddock-to-plate experiences in a 19th century schoolhouse at Lachlan.
Cooking classes are led by Rodney Dunn, former Food Editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine.
The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery is world-renowned where local, seasonal produce is celebrated and the ingredients speak for themselves with little adornment.
Guided Kayaking Experiencs
Gain exclusive access to the hidden secrets of the World Heritage Upper and Lower Florentine Valley and the South West National Park.
Liam and his team from Tassie Bound offer guided kayaking and walking tours to areas not normally accessible to the everyday traveller with a gourmet lunch included.
Contact: Liam on 0417 008 422