New Norfolk is the major shopping centre of the Derwent Valley and the Antiques Capital of Tasmania. With nine antique and curio shops, you’re sure to find something wonderful.
Willow Court Historic Site – Willow Court is part of the former Royal Derwent Hospital and is the oldest mental hospital in Australia. Many buildings in Willow Court predate the historic Port Arthur.
St. Matthews Church – One of Australia’s oldest churches is the Anglican Church of St. Matthew, opposite the delightful Arthur Square, built in 1823.
Pulpit Rock & Peppermint Hill Lookouts – spectacular views of the river and valley – a must for all photographers professional and amateur!
Betty King’s Grave – Betty King was the first white woman to set foot on Australian soil. Her grave is located at the Methodist Church in Magra, about 3km north of New Norfolk.
Derwent Valley Community Market – The Derwent Valley Community Market operates on the 3rd Sunday of each month in the old hospital grounds – lots of bric-a-brac, fresh produce and crafts.
Antiques – Drill Hall Emporium,Ring Road Antique Centre, 20th Century Artefacts
The Walking through Time Heritage Trail around New Norfolk provides visitors and locals with a wealth of information on some of the towns fascinating history. There are nine boards placed along the trail, in addition podcast recordings of wonderful stories about the area’s history can be accessed by scanning the QR code on each board with a smart phone, or the podcasts can be accessed at anytime by going to www.walktt.com.au
Surrounding Areas within 30 minutes Drive
Salmon Ponds – the oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere
MONA – allow a few hours to explore the museum of old and new art. Situated in the former Moorilla vineyards, it’s southern Tasmania’s biggest attraction.
Cadbury Visitor Centre – Taste chocolate samples, see how the chocolate is made and much more in this famous chocolate making factory.
The Agrarian Kitchen – famous cooking school in Lachlan
Bonorong Wildlife Conservation Park
ZooDoo – more than just a nature park, its a totally interactive experience, now with lions & tigers!
Mt. Field National Park – Russell Falls – 45 minutes drive. A wide variety of scenic walks, from 20 minutes to a full day.
Salamanca Market – Hobart’s world renown market is just 30 minutes from New Norfolk. Held every Saturday.
Maydena Bike Park 50 minutes drive. Built by Dirt Art, there are numerous gravity courses for mountain bikes through the forests.