Located on the banks of the Derwent River is the Tasmanian town of New Norfolk. It is the third oldest settlement in the state and was first established by pioneers from Norfolk Island (after the settlement was closed).
The town tends to be more popular amongst couples and small groups due to the antique-y and rustic ambience, but families and adventure seekers will also find plenty to do should they choose motel accommodation in New Norfolk.
The central location of the town has made it the perfect base to explore the surrounding area. Pulpit Rock Lookout, Peppermint Hill Lookout, Russell Falls, Tim Shea, the Florentine Valley, Tall Trees Walk and Lady Barron Falls are all within a short distance. Whether you’re looking for a short hike with scenic views or a longer trek for a picnic lunch, there is a walk for you.
Rich heritage and culture are also important to the region, with many people choosing hotels in New Norfolk being interested in visiting the Willow Court Historic Site, St Matthews Church, Betty King’s Grave, Norske Scog Boyer Mill, Prospect Villa, Hamilton Historic Society, Power Station Museum, Port Arthur, Huon Apple & Heritage Museum, and the many antique stores in the area.
Cosy budget motels in New Norfolk are the perfect way to spend your holiday, whether you plan on staying for a weekend or a few weeks. A number of amenities are available, such as guest laundry, to make your stay more enjoyable.
We can help you choose a hotel in New Norfolk that meets your every need, from providing you with stunning views of the picturesque town to putting you in close proximity to many of the major attractions and restaurants.
Budget Motels can also provide accommodation for those simply passing through the region or travelling on business. We understand that your needs are quite different to those of traditional tourists and are here to help.
Believe it or not, this cosy little town is only a half hours drive from Hobart. Most international and interstate tourists arrive in the area by plane (the airport is only 15 minutes from the CBD) and will hire a car to get around.
Tourists from the mainland also have the option of bringing their own car. The Spirit of Tasmania ferry travels between Melbourne and Devonport twice daily (overnight and during the day). Upon docking, it will take you around 3 hours to arrive at cheap accommodation in New Norfolk.
Once you have arrived in the town, your only option for public transport is the three bus services that operate in the area. Taxis are also available should you wish to travel at your own pace or in private.
If you have chosen a hotel in New Norfolk, you will be pleased to learn that there are plenty of attractions in the area to keep you entertained for the duration of your stay. There is something for tourists of all interests.
Animals flourish in the Derwent Valley. Learn about farming at Olmec Alpacas and Deyrah Dexters. Feed the trout and salmon at the Heritage Hatchery & Gardens. And visit the Bonorong Wildlife Park to see some of Tasmania’s special species (including devils, quolls, wombats and echidnas) up close.
The region is certainly known for its antiques. If you are interested in old furniture or would like to take a little souvenir home with you, we recommend visiting one of the many antique and collectible stores in the town.
Staying at motels in New Norfolk will also provide you with ample opportunity to sample the wine and whiskey made in the region. There are three popular vineyards in the area (known for their Chardonnay and Pinot Noir), whilst the Redlands Estate Distillery is open daily for tours and tastings.
The town is also home to the Bush Inn, Australia’s oldest continually licensed pub operating on the same site and in the same building. The building was built in 1815 and the liquor license obtained in 1825.
Whilst most hotels in New Norfolk provide basic cooking facilities, there are also plenty of restaurants and cafes in the region that are just begging for you to enjoy them. Taste some of the local fare – we are sure you won’t be disappointed.