New Norfolk is a bustling town on the Derwent River that's rich in history, quality produce and pretty rural scenery. It's also the commercial and residential heart of the Derwent Valley.
New Norfolk is the third oldest settlement in Tasmania, established by evacuees relocated from Norfolk Island after the island prison was abandoned in 1807.
Early townspeople planted hundreds of poplar trees and in autumn they create a golden pathway through the town.
New Norfolk has a rich hop-growing past and is still the centre of the surrounding hop-growing area, producing most of the hops for Australian breweries. Close to New Norfolk you'll notice some unusual looking buildings called oust houses that are used to dry the hops in preparation for the brewing process.
New Norfolk's many old historic buildings include one of Australia's oldest pubs and Australia's oldest Anglican church, St Matthews.
It also has one of Australia's few traditional village squares.
Wander through the antique specialist stores where anything from Australian colonial furniture to Art Deco treasures can be found or simply stop and enjoy the beautiful river, mountain and valley views.
Further afield, New Norfolk is close to Mount Field National Park, and the South West Wilderness beyond.
A wide range of accommodation options are available including grand old homestead, lodge and cottage accommodation.
New Norfolk is a 30-minute drive (38 km) north-west of Hobart.
- Track down the grave of Betty King, née Elizabeth Thackery, whose headstone reads "The first white woman to set foot in Australia" from the First Fleet at Botany Bay
- Hunt for antiques and rare collectors' items