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New Norfolk is a town with a distinctly English flavour.
Picture: Tourism Tasmania/Geoff Murray
Ye olde English town
New Norfolk, about a 30-minute
drive from Hobart in the Derwent
Valley, has a distinctly English
character and some of the oldest
homes in Australia.
New Norfolk still produces the
majority of hops used by Australian
breweries, but now the paper mills
at Boyer contribute significantly to
the local economy.
The Derwent River is narrower
and tree-lined at New Norfolk, and
pursuits such as rafting, kayaking,
fishing and water skiing are
The 160-year-old Old Colony Inn
is home to Australia's largest
antique doll house, while St
Matthew's Anglican Church is the
oldest Anglican church in Tasmania,
parts of it dating to 1823.
The small town of Hamilton is also
within the Derwent Valley and the
Hamilton Sheep Centre has sheep
Eastern quolls are one of the many attractions at Something Wild.
Picture: Tourism Tasmania/Bob Engisch
Devils, quolls and more
Something Wild is three kilometres from
Russell Falls in Mount Field National Park.
It is a rehabilitation and conservation
sanctuary for orphaned and injured animals.
They nurture native wildlife back to good
health and prepare them for eventual release.
Something Wild also has a number of
habitats for animals that are unsuitable for
release or may have been bred in captivity
where visitors may enjoy viewing these special
Something Wild is set on the banks of the
Tyenna River and has a family of three platypus
living freely in the ponds of the river.
These platypus are very active and can be
spotted at most times of the day.
Among the other members of the Something
Wild family are hand raised Tasmanian devils.
An animal nursery and interpretation centre
usually has plenty of babies in the nursery,
depending on the animals injured or orphaned
at the time.
Something Wild has a beautiful bushland
setting incorporating habitats for many
These include koalas wombats, golden
possums, squirrel gliders, pademelons,
Bennetts wallabies and Forester kangaroos.
Also at the park are emu, masked owls, sulphur
crested cockatoos and other Australian parrots.
Something Wild has also recently introduced
Eastern quolls to the wildlife family.
An important initiative of tourism's peak industry body,
Tourism Industry Council Tasmania. www.tict.com.au
The accreditation symbol indicates
a tourism business is committed to
quality business practices and
superior customer service. Make
sure you look out for this symbol
as you travel around Tasmania
and support the businesses who
have the tick.
Historic convict built hotel c1826
Ensuite rooms from $90 incl. Continental breakfast
Licensed bar and dining
Functions and meeting rooms
10 Tarleton Street, Hamilton, Tasmania
Bookings and enquiries 03 6286 3204
350 ft of carving in the making
Ph: (03) 6289 1134
Closed Christmas Day and
Open 7 days
Fully self contained 2 bedroom spa cottages set in tranquil bushland beside Lake Meadowbank. Ideal
for fishing and swimming, bird watching, relaxing in the spa or sipping champagne on the deck.
2 NEW COTTAGES at "Over the Back"
Ph: (03) 6286 3332 Mobile: 0418 863 337 www.curringafarm.com
1 hour from Hobart
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