I loved the days I spent at Explorers Lodge - a large B&B that also has a self catering unit. It is a comfortable attractive house set in lovely gardens in a wooded area of New Norfolk, right near the Derwent River. It is well run by its friendly and knowledgeable hosts, Liz and NIgel, and it is well situated for visiting attractions in the area.
Hobart is about half an hour away and its harbour area, and museum are worth seeing.
A bit further away, but still possible for a day trip is Port Arthur with its well told story of convict times,
In the other direction is the historic town of Richmond which is well worth visiting.
But, best of all, for me, was the nearby Mount Field National Park, with its wonderful walks through rain forests and around lakes etc, I visited twice and on one occasion was lucky enough to watch a platypus going about its business, diving and swimming about.
The town of New Norfolk is also worth exploring.
I was sorry not to have been able to stay for much longer and can recommend it to anyone interested in the history of the area or wildlife and forests, or simply spend time relaxing at the lodge in the garden if the weather is good or in the comfortable sunroom with its books, music player and TV.
Go to the website for photos. www.explorerslodge.com.au
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explorers Lodge is a charming New England style house set in lovely gardens in a quiet area of New Norfolk only 30 minutes from Hobart. The lodge offers a comfortable and affordable self catering apartment with a separate entrance, as well as four traditional Bed and Breakfast rooms in the main house. The self catering apartment has a king bed and a single bed in one ensuite bedroom and twin beds with a dedicated bathroom in the second bedroom. A sitting area with digital TV/DVD and an attached kitchenette, together with a small verandah (and a BBQ)which overlooks the garden and surrounding hills, make this the perfect place to relax after a day’s touring. The apartment is ideal for two people (one bedroom option) or for four people (two bedroom two bathroom option.) A welcoming breakfast basket with homemade bread is provided for the first morning.The bed and breakfast section has four ensuite rooms each with its own digital TV, with a choice of twin/king or queen beds. Tariff includes continental breakfast which is served in the baywindowed breakfast room or in the lovely sunroom. There is a large welcoming television lounge for guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Explorers Lodge New Norfolk, Tasmania