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New Norfolk

New Norfolk business and residential hub
of the Derwent Valley in Southern Tasmania

New Norfolk Tasmania is a 30-minute drive north-west of Hobart on the Lyell Highway. The road follows the picturesque River Derwent.
Whether you are planning a holiday, overnight or weekend stay or are just looking for a day-trip from Hobart - New Norfolk is the perfect destination. Come and learn about our rich colonial past. New Norfolk is the ideal hub for further exploration of Tasmania's natural beauty.

The New Norfolk Business Community have a wonderful range of boutiques, antique and vintage shops plus all the regular stores that a community requires. Plan a full day trip and enjoy excellent meals from various local and national chain restaurants. There are many wonderful coffee shops and bakeries. Choose from breads, cakes, pies, pizza, gourmet food and groceries.There are accommodation options from budget to luxury and bed & breakfasts including some housed in historic buildings. From banking and broking, to fitness and haircare, you'll find all the everyday services you need.

There are many reasons to visit New Norfolk and loads of things to do and see while you are here. There are pleasant walks, River Derwent activities, historical site visits and spectacular lookouts in very close proximity to town. Don’t miss the historical Willow Court precinct, spectacular Derwent Cliffs Walk and Esplanade.

Plan to stay a few days to take it all in along with a visit to the world famous Mt. Field National Park and the Maydena Bike Park are within 30 minutes of town.

Learn more on our THINGS TO DO AND SEE page

Before colonisation by the British, the area now known as New Norfolk was occupied by the Leenowwenne clan, one of five clans of the Big River Nation. The Big River nation numbered 400 – 500 people consisting of five clans. Little is known of their seasonal movements although it is believed that four of the five clans moved through Oyster Bay territory along the Derwent River to reach their coastal camps near Pitt Water. 

In 1804 Hobart Town was founded at the mouth of the River Derwent and in 1807/08, upstream from Hobart Town, around 500 free settlers from Norfolk Island established the beginnings of New Norfolk.

View our HISTORY TIMELINE page

New Norfolk is the unofficial Antiques Capital of Tasmania. There are several niche antiques and old wares shops catering to all tastes and budgets. There are also retail and second-hand shops offering vintage fashion, accessories and all things collectable. Getting around town on foot is very easy and you’ll have plenty of chances to find the perfect gift for someone special, finish off a collection or start a new one.

We have a downloadable map that outlines the trail and how you can avoid missing anything.

Visit our ANTIQUES TRAIL page

New start for local newspaper

Derwent Valley Gazette changeover
New editor for the Derwent Valley Gazette Former long-serving Tasmanian Country and Mercury journalist, Roger Hanson, has been appointed as the Editor of the Derwent Valley Gazette.Mr Hanson has 18 years experience in the print media, the last eight years…
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Australia Day celebrations

Australia Day 2019 Award winners
Fun-run and colour-run participants made up the bulk of the crowd at the local Australia Day observance on the Derwent Esplanade at New Norfolk. There were big numbers for the two running events which bookended the local celebrations. The day kicked…
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MovEat – local food walk

MovEat is a self guided food walk that connects people to local tastes
MovEat New Norfolk, is what happens when a local who loves her town teams up with a Swedish foodie and entrepreneur with a great idea. MovEat is a self guided food walk that connects people to local tastes. It is…
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Australia Day 2019

Australia Day 2019
Celebrate Australia Day in New Norfolk Derwent Valley Council are proud to host another Australia Day in New Norfolk on Saturday 26 January 2019.  The fun will be kicking off at 10:00am with the Tasmanian Road Runners Australia Day Fun…
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2018 Christmas Parade draws big crowd

Christmas Parade 2018
Derwent Valley Rotary Club have issued a “massive thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate the festive season with our club. The sun was hot but we had a really great day, and it was wonderful to see…
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Friendliest market in Tassie

Banjo's New Norfolk Market in High Street
A High Street hit. The New Norfolk Saturday street market is going from strength to strength. The markets stalls in High Street every Saturday from 8 am to 2 pm have proved to be a hit with locals and visitors…
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