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28 Gates Farm Stay

The experience of staying in the luxury homestead has been adored by many visitors, due to the freshness of the clean air, the silence of farm living and the serenity of spending quality time with family and good friends.

The luxurious and comfortable interior of the homestead mixed with a roaring wood fire in the cooler months or relaxing in the bathtub overlooking the paddocks ensures a truly memorable getaway.

28 Gates are different to other luxury accommodation because we want to welcome your whole family for the experience, no matter how young.

Fly fishing, feeding the placid farm animals, playing cards, walks in the wilderness and enjoying local food and wine are activities that can be enjoyed by families, couples or any combination of visitors.

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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Bonorong is a sanctuary for wildlife run by a passionate team of like-minded people. They’re a social enterprise: a little business with a biiiig heart!


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Curringa Farm Tours

Curringa Farm is an established attraction that gives visitors a taste of life on a working sheep farm and a better understanding of wool production, sheep husbandry and cropping activities.

Not only will you learn about best practice land-care and farming techniques, but it is also a charming setting for a delicious lunch for a minimum of 4 people.

Please refer to our Tour Operator Information page for detailed groups information about our standard Farmers Lunch Program (minimum 6) and the Shearers Smoko available for a minimum of 4.


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Derwent Valley Stand Up Paddle Board School

Learn how to SUP and have SUP lessons at Derwent Valley Stand Up Paddle Board School, an ASI accredited learn-to-stand-up-paddle school located at New Norfolk, Tasmania. Only 40 minutes (37kms) drive from Hobart.

Derwent Valley Stand Up Paddle Board School is owned and operated by Cameron Douglas.  He is an experienced paddler and enjoys flat water paddling and surfing SUP up to double overhead. He began paddling, after a friend introduced him to the sport and has never looked back. He’s been instructing ever since.

Cameron unexpectedly fell in love with SUP and wanted to share the joy of the sport with others. He is thrilled to see confidence build and the joy on people’s faces who have never tried it before. It’s also a great way to exercise and explore beautiful areas.


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Duffy's Accommodation

Experience Tasmania’s country lifestyle at Westerway in the Derwent Valley in the privacy of your own fully self-contained cottage or cabin. Enjoy complete tranquility in a country setting just 50 minutes from Hobart in the beautiful Derwent Valley.

Duffy’s offer fully self-contained Derwent Valley accommodation situated in a tranquil environment surrounded by pasture and bushland. It overlooks acres of berries and in the distance spectacular views of the Wellington Mountain Range can be seen. The perfect location to rest whether travelling from Strahan or Hobart. Great for overnight stays or a base for your Mt Field & Styx Valley experience.

We offer self-contained accommodation in the Ranger’s Cottage and Berryfield’s Cabin for couples or families, as well as our “Out the Back Cabins”, ideal for teenagers or groups. Enjoy your home away from home amidst beautiful gardens, gorgeous scenery and complete tranquility.

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Flywheel

Flywheel is a boutique stationery store in New Norfolk offering stylish stationery products along with a working letterpress studio.

Stationery from around the globe sits happily with vintage office finds. Some lucky visitors will see the antique cast iron printing press in action, printing letterpress goodies for the store and custom projects for clients.


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Glen Clyde House

The Kingdom Gallery at Glen Clyde House.

Our heritage-listed building plays an important role in Tasmanian arts and crafts. Glen Clyde House is found on the outskirts of Hamilton, a quiet picturesque village and gateway to the Central Highlands just one hour from Hobart on the way to the west coast. It’s a perfect stop to enjoy the artworks or to enjoy a cuppa and light meal in idyllic surrounds. 
 
Glen Clyde House welcomes you to come to our recently refurbished gallery where you will find the practical, the quirky, and the unusual in art and craft from across Tasmania. We currently have the work of more than 30 artisans represented and the number continues to increase as the work of former and new artisans is added. 
 
From late September through to early May the gallery and café in Glen Clyde House is open for visits.

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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.

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Glen Derwent Accommodation

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.

Glen Derwent offers a range of accommodation from self-contained cottages to grand, antique-furnished bedrooms. You can book a single room or cottage, or the entire main house, cottages and grounds.

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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.

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Great Aussie Photo Tours

Mt Field National Park has an amazing array of imagery to capture.

Resident photographer (yes, he actually lives in Mt Field National Park) Greg Power is available for personalised Photographic Tours or conducts a range of smaller group tours throughout the year.

Tours change with the seasons so please visit our website to learn what tours are available now and book your place.

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Hamlet Downs Accommodation

Set on 36 acres in a rural setting with beautiful gardens, walks around several ponds, pastures, historic buildings from the hop growing era and wild bush. 

Each suite has its own private entrance with a verandah, as well as separate bathroom, lounge and dining areas. For large groups, all the suites may be accessed as one combined area through interconnecting doors

Activities on the property include walks, visiting the resident Alpacas, enjoying Hamlet Downs dogs Smokey Joe and Ellie-Mae and the cat Cheeky Monkey, bird watching or just relaxing. Or you may care to enjoy a leisurely game of boules or croquet.

Your host Jenifa believes great food and wine are an essential part of a good holiday experience and therefore loves the opportunity to cook for her guests. Hamlet Downs is a no smoking establishment. Smoking is permitted outside of the building.

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Hawthorn Lodge

Hawthorn Lodge is a heritage listed homestead and gardens built in 1869. Constructed by Ebenezer Shoobridge who introduced hops to Australia and established one of the largest hop farms in the world at Bushy Park. Well recognised in Tasmania as a very comfortable, popular bed and breakfast. Located close to Mt Field and other Derwent Valley attractions. Guests enjoy extensive gardens, traditional country hospitality and dining that makes full use of homegrown produce. 

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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.

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Heimat Chalets

Why not experience a farmstay with a difference on 40ha (100 acres) of picturesque farmland in the heart of the scenic Derwent Valley, only 40 minutes from Hobart, 8 minutes from New Norfolk and only 50 minutes from Hobart Airport?

Come and join us each morning and experience hand feeding and patting our friendly alpacas, sheep, miniature donkey and goats, not to mention Jack our border collie.

Make Heimat Chalets your beautiful farmstay country base for exploring Hobart and its surrounds, including New Norfolk and Tasmania’s extraordinarily beautiful Derwent Valley and Central Highlands.  Or why not stay a night or two while travelling on your way from Hobart to Strahan?

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Highlands Power trail

For a unique experience in the rugged Central Highlands of Tasmania, we recommend touring the Highlands Power Trail, where a bold vision became a reality and changed the shape of Tasmania.

This self-guided driving trail provides visitors with an insight into the history of hydro power within Tasmania.

Stop at points of interest on the journey to see key sites and learn about the extraordinary challenges faced by the workers.

How to find us: Take the circular trail north from Bothwell, heading towards Waddamana Village and the power station. Continue along to Penstock Lagoon and Waddamana Canal before re-joining the Highland Lakes Road for the return journey to Bothwell.


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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. 

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Maydena Bike Park

Step into the wilderness to the summit of a mountain. Choose your line and let gravity guide you.

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.

The park is serviced by a year-round up-lift bus service, servicing both mountain bikers and sightseers. Multiple gravity trails capitalise on the unrivalled 820m+ vertical elevation available on site, offering a vast array of epic, long distance descending trails, catering for all abilities.

The Park offers;

  • shuttle uplift service,
  • sightseeing tours,
  • bike hire and retail bike shop,
  • café and bar,
  • skills coaching and group skills sessions,

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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.

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Maydena Cabins

Maydena Country Cabins – Roydon Alpaca Stud is nestled in a very unique part of the Derwent Valley, situated in the alpine region of the Tyenna Valley at Maydena.

Relax in our beautiful accommodation and enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains, forest and valley from your lounge or deck.

Maydena Cabins offer fully self-contained accommodation for couples or families, overnight or longer.


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