Tastes of the Valley
Maybe you desire a quick tasty snack or a long lazy lunch. Or perhaps yearn to free your hunter-gatherer to cast a line then cook your trout riverside. You can forage wild apples, pears, berries and herbs, troll cellar doors and farm gate produce, or pull up at roadside stalls for cherries, heirloom tomatoes, honey and jams made the old-fashioned way, with patience.
Be charmed by the locals and the country innocence of old-world roadside honesty boxes. Complete the experience with our amazingly pure water, our premium wines, ales and whiskeys. You’ll find it all in the Derwent Valley – choose a simple refuel or an ultimate gastronomic indulgence.
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|Glen Clyde House Cafe |
Glen Clyde House was constructed in 1840. Originally a private residence the house then became a coaching inn. Many of the original features can still be seen in both the gallery and café. Ask our staff when you’re here and we’ll be happy to point out the finer points of the building’s history.
We’re located on the Lyell Highway, less than 30 minutes drive from New Norfolk in the historic town of Hamilton.
From late September through to early May the gallery and café in Glen Clyde House is open for visits.
|Glen Derwent Tea Rooms |
Hidden behind hawthorn hedges and set in 5 hectares of park-like pasture and gardens overlooking the Derwent River, Glen Derwent is a 200-year-old, convict-built mansion, classified by The National Trust and included on the Heritage Council of Tasmania Register.
The house, sandstone outbuildings and landscaped grounds offer the perfect location for a wedding, garden party or a corporate retreat, or just a pleasant Devonshire tea or picnic lunch.
|Hawthorn Lodge Lazy Teas |
Looking for the best cream in Tassie then stop in at Hawthorn Lodge in Bushy Park. Award-winning homemade scones and raspberry jam served with Tasmanian clotted cream. Teas are served on the veranda overlooking the gardens or in winter by the log fires.
Excellent value lunches are served using homegrown produce. Book ahead to try the wonderful ‘High Tea’ perfect for those not in a hurry.
|Jackson's Emporium |
Take the hassle out of touring our wonderful island state. Base yourselves in the magnificent hamlet of historic Hamilton.
Here at Jackson’s Emporium, we cater for your heritage accommodation, hearty home-style cooking – with a twist, through the day and evening, along with offering the very best of everything the Derwent Valley has to offer all year round.
Let your taste buds explode whilst enjoying our extensive range of local products in the deli section, then browse through the comprehensive visitor brochures, to plan your next outing, all this while kicking back in our cosy cafe, with a vast array of coffee. tea and Tasmania’s own fruit drinks. We can even provide a picnic to take on your Farm Tour Experience.
Choose from McCauley’s Cottage or Bonnie Brae Lodge, each Heritage Accommodation can comfortably sleep up to 7 – 10 people, so pack up the family, Gran & Grandad and stop dreaming about that treasured holiday in Tasmania, make it a reality with Jackson’s Emporium.
Our staff are happy to help you plan your stay, offering superior visitor services, for not only for the Derwent Valley but extended tours around The Apple Isle. We can even assist in forward bookings and attraction tickets.
|Maydena Bike Park Cafe and Bar |
Maydena Bike Park is a gravity-focused mountain bike park in Tasmania’s Derwent Valley. Designed and built by renowned trail company, Dirt Art, our world-class trails will offer something for everyone, from families through to elite riders.
Plan to spend some time at the summit building to experience the delights of our full-service café and restaurant.
|Meadowbank Wines |
Meadowbank is a farm and vineyard in the Derwent Valley of Tasmania. Run by the Ellis family since 1976, Meadowbank has many layers yet is singular in its pursuit of quality.
Partnering with friend and winemaker Peter Dredge, the next chapter is now being written. ‘Meadowbank’ is the purest realisation of what our vineyard and Tasmania can offer.
|Mountain Cafe Maydena |
Mountain Cafe and Fuel is located 10 mins West of Mt Field National Park and is the gateway to the wild beauty of the Southwest National Park and the stunning Lake Pedder.
Enjoy a delicious snack or meal while taking in the stunning mountain ranges of Mt Mawson and Tyenna Peak. Mountain Cafe & Fuel also offers mouth-watering home-made Friday night pizzas throughout most of the year.
Home to Van Diemen Designs, you are sure to find a locally designed gift that will please. Stop in, fuel your body and vehicle and say hello to the friendly staff.
|Possum Shed Cafe |
Situated on the banks of the Tyenna River, The Possum Shed is an ideal stop off on the way to Mt. Field National Park.
Enjoy delicious lunches made with fresh Tasmanian produce or indulge in our home-made cakes, scones and other delights while sampling some of the wide range of teas and coffees available.
Spend time browsing the local art, craft and photography on display in the cafe or admiring the scenery from the deck and garden. If you are among the lucky, you may even spot Flossie, our resident platypus.
We are RV friendly with plenty of parking nearby, plus have a lovely garden for the kids (including furry ones) to explore.
|The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery & Store |
Experience our vast expansive space, large windows and high ceilings lined with the original pressed metal. The building begged to be filled with diners. The Agrarian Kitchen Eatery (#AKE) & Store was born.
The vision is to create a space where local, seasonal produce is celebrated. Where the diner experiences a true sense of place through the food they eat. Where the ingredients speak for themselves with little adornment.
Our aim is to foster a community of local growers, farmers and fishermen through which the mainstay of our ingredients are sourced along with excess from the cooking school’s garden and farm.
Fruit and vegetables enter the kitchen with remnants of leaves and soil attached, meat as whole carcasses to be hung and broken down when required.
In the kitchen, under the guidance of Head Chef Ali Currey-Voumard, these ingredients meet the firepower of our handcrafted wood-fired oven, grill and hot-smoker.
|The Junction Motel & Lounge Bar |
The Junction Motel in New Norfolk is 60’s style funky and quirky.
Situated in the picturesque Tassie town of New Norfolk which is the gateway to the Wild Rivers and South West National Parks, Mt. Field and Russell Falls, the famous Salmon Ponds, Styx Valley, Lake Pedder, Strathgordon Village and Dam and Bothwell’s Whisky Distilleries.
Our experienced chef has travelled from Antartica to the northern hemisphere, from west to east. He loves to taste different food from all over the world and collect the great cooking ideas from different eating culture.
All these experience infuse into our daily special cuisine. We offer our dear guest not only groovy wood-fired pizza menu but also Tassie-inspired antipastos and specials. It’s a great idea to indulge yourself after a long drive. Just sit in our quirky & funky lounge bar with proper meals and drinks. Enjoy your tipsy evening with us.
|Waterfalls Cafe and Gallery |
Waterfalls Cafe & Gallery is the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious refreshment while enjoying time in Tassie’s spectacular Mt. Field National Park.
Located in the Visitor Centre, Waterfalls Cafe & Gallery offers tasty meals and drinks to charge your energy levels.
After exploring waterfalls, mossy fern glades or epic alpine vistas, stop in for a Tassie roasted coffee and the cake of the day or choose from our delicious locally inspired meals.
The gallery features stunning landscape photography and wildlife pastels of the surrounding area.
The unique gift shop has a wide selection of souvenirs and handcrafted items to suit everyone. Pop in and say g’day!