New Norfolk and the Derwent Valley are Tasmania's undiscovered secret.

The town is one of the oldest in Australia, settled in 1807 by the resettled convicts from Norfolk Island, and it has the best collection of old buildings, mansions and farm buildings, plus the oldest licensed pub in Australia - the Bush Inn.

Other great buildings include the oldest Anglican church in Australia, Woodbridge, Glen Derwent and Hall Green, all from around 1825.

The town has five antique and collectible shops, and now has a microbrewery established in the oldest Oast house in Australia at Valleyfield, one of the oldest homesteads. This brewery is using local hops, grain and water to brew real ales, and to a beer lover, this is something you have to experience.

Things to do - some of the best fly and fresh water fishing in the river or lakes, raft or canoe, visit Something Wild wildlife sanctuary and Mt Field National Park, marvel at the tallest hardwood trees in the world at the Tall Trees reserve in the Styx forest,  visit the Salmon Ponds and Museum  at Plenty, site of the first trout hatchery in the southern hemisphere, play golf at Bothwell, the oldest golf course in Australia, wine taste at Stefano Lubiano (probably Tasmania's  best winemaker), Derwent Estate, Kinvara, or just enjoy the glorious valley drives. 

The local accommodation varies from authentic farm stays , riverside cottages such as Shingles, the whimsically historical Old Colony Inn, old fashioned b and b's such as Saints and Sinners, the Victorian Tynwald, and Tasmania's only Small Luxury Hotel, Woodbridge.

The Derwent Valley has history, spectacular landscapes, wildlife, walks, food and wine, all contained in a compact valley just outside Hobart!  Visit and enjoy.