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New Norfolk

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Bodies of Water · Kayaking & Canoeing · Historic Sites
New Norfolk is a town on the Derwent River, in the south-east of Tasmania, Australia. At the 2011 census, New Norfolk had a population of 5,543.Situated north-west of Hobart on the Lyell Highway, New Norfolk is a modern Australian regional centre which retains evidence of its pioneer heritage. Two examples of this heritage are Tasmania's oldest Anglican church, St. Matthews (built in 1823) and one of Australia's oldest hotels, The Bush Inn (Tasmania), trading continuously in the same building (built in 1815) since issue of the first licence on 29 September 1825. Many private homes from the 1820s have also survived.HistoryBefore European SettlementBefore colonization by the British, the area now known as New Norfolk was occupied by the Leenowwenne clan, one of five clans of the Big River nation.Resettlement of Norfolk IslandersApproximately 163 of the pioneers who settled around the town were from the 554 folk resettled when the first Norfolk Island settlement was closed, most arriving during the period between 29 November 1807 and 2 October 1808. These Norfolk Islanders were mainly farming families, who were offered land grants in Tasmania as compensation for their relocation.The climate was colder than sub-tropical Norfolk Island, which proved a challenge for the hardy pioneers during the first few years, but eventually the district became self-supporting. In 1825 the original name of the town, Elizabeth Town, was changed to New Norfolk in honour of their former home.
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Hidden gems in New Norfolk

Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens
Water Body
Salmon Ponds Heritage Hatchery and Gardens
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
Tynwald Park ©
Playground
Tynwald Park
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Pulpit Rock Lookout ©
Lookout
Pulpit Rock Lookout
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes
New Norfolk Market ©
Flea Market
New Norfolk Market
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from New Norfolk

Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Wildlife Area
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary Brighton
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) ©
Art Museum
Museum of Old and New Art (Mona) Berriedale
3.2
Duration: 4 hours
Richmond Bridge ©
Bridge
Richmond Bridge Richmond
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
The Wall in the Wilderness ©
Monument
The Wall in the Wilderness Derwent Bridge
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

Popular things to do in New Norfolk

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Arthur Square ©
Garden
Arthur Square
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
Flywheel
Gift & Specialty Shop
Flywheel
4.4
Duration: 30 minutes
The Drill Hall Emporium ©
Antique Store
The Drill Hall Emporium
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
Willow Court Antique Centre ©
Antique Store
Willow Court Antique Centre
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in New Norfolk

Robyns Cottage Collectibles ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Robyns Cottage Collectibles
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Willow Court
Gift & Specialty Shop
Willow Court
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in New Norfolk

Willow Court Asylum ©
Historic Site
Willow Court Asylum
3.2
Duration: 2 hours

Breweries & Distilleries in New Norfolk

Redlands Estate
Distillery
Redlands Estate
3.6
Duration: 30 minutes

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