Easy travelling distance to most of Southern Tasmania’s Tourism attractions make this an ideal location for an overnight stay or a tranquil haven from which to base your Tasmanian holiday experience.
New Norfolk has many antique shops and proudly holds the title of being Tasmania’s antique’s capital.
Pulpit Rock lookout has magical views over the township.
The easy walking scenic track which follows The Derwent and Lachlan Rivers is a energetic way to enjoy our local scenery and birdlife along the wetlands, you may even spot a platypus.
“St Matthew’s” - Australia’s oldest Anglican Church with its magnificent lead light windows is also located in New Norfolk, Betty Kings Grave (first white woman to set foot on Australian soil) is nearby at the Methodist Church Lawitta, thrilling Devil Jet boat rides are available throughout the day on the Derwent River and is accessed from The Esplanade
Suggested day trips include:
Russell Falls and Mt Field National Park with its many walking tracks a 30 minute drive
Russell Falls is one of Tasmaina's most beautiful waterfalls and is situated in the magnificant Mt Field National Park. The park has a wide variety of scenic features and wildlife and offers a great range of facilities for day visitors.
Lake Pedder and the Gordon River Dam in the heart of Tasmania’s rugged southwest a 2 hour drive (Above photo by JJ Harrison)
Drive through the stunning south-west wilderness to Lake Peddar and the Gordon River Dam . The Dam is several metres higher than the Sydney Harbour Bridge (134m), and holds back thirty times the amount of water in the Harbour itself.
Saturday’s Famous Salamanca Market a 30 minute drive
Every Saturday, Hobart's Salamanca Place comes alive with the famous Salamanca Market. The market showcases over 300 stalls, featuring Tasmanian art, craft and produce.
“Mona” Museum of Old and New Art a 20 minute drive
The Museum of Old and New Art open in 2011 and houses a huge collection of Art, rangeing from ancient historic artifacts to some of the world’s most infamous and thought-provoking contemporary art. The building’s unique design and the owner’s unconventional and challenging curatorial approach make MONA a must-see for any visitor to Australia.
Cadbury Chocolate Factory a 20 minutes drive
Cadbury is a brand with a long history in Australia and a passionate commitment to making everyone feel happy. Visit the Cadbury Visitor Centre to learn about the chocolate making process and purchase chocolates at special prices.
Port Arthur Historic Penal Settlement a 2 hour drive (Above photo by Eli Duke)
The Port Arthur Historic Site is the best preserved convict site in Australia and one of the country’s most visited heritage attractions.
Historic Richmond Village a 45 minute drive
As Tasmania’s most important historic town, Richmond is one of the state’s most popular destinations. The town is as elegant today as it was in the 1820’s, when it was an important military staging post and convict station linking Hobart with Port Arthur.
The Agrarian Kitchen a 7 minute drive
The Agrarian Kitchen is a sustainable farm-based cooking school situated in a 19th century schoolhouse at Lachlan, 7 minutes drive from New Norfolk.
Set on five acres, The Agrarian Kitchen is a working farm and incorporates an extensive vegetable garden, orchard, berry patch and herb garden, all grown using organic principles. Also in residence are Wessex saddleback pigs, Barnevelder chickens, two British Alpine goats and a flock of geese.
Cooking classes are led by Rodney Dunn, former food editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller magazine and one-time apprentice to Australian Chef Tetsuya Wakuda, as well as a supporting cast of Tasmanian cooks and producers.
Cooking classes at The Agrarian Kitchen are in three formats.
The Agrarian Experience is a taste of the agrarian lifestyle.
The Agrarian Masterclasses are dedicated to artisanal subjects.
The Agrarian Way are classes dedicated to teaching the basic skills of sustainable food production.