The town is situated on the River Derwent and has a rich colonial past. Today, the town is proud to boast about their quality produce and spectacular country scenery that continues to attract more visitors each year.
New Norfolk is the third-oldest settlement in Tasmania. In 1807 the town was established by people relocated from Norfolk Island after the island prison was abandoned. It’s historic past is evident in many buildings in the town including one of Australia’s oldest hotels, The Bush Inn and Australia’s oldest Anglican church, St Matthews near Arthur Square which is a delightful English-style village green.
New Norfolk is the centre of the surrounding hop-growing area, producing most of the hops for Australian breweries.
New Norfolk is also the gateway to the largest part of the Derwent Valley including Mt. Field National Park. Continuing west on the Western Wilds trail you can access the spectacular south-west wilderness.
For people wanting to stay, there’s a huge range of accommodation options. Including heritage homesteads, lodges, cottages, apartments and motel accommodation.