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Day trip to New Norfolk - Glen Derwent Tea rooms & Salmon Ponds

Updated: May 30, 2022

Another one of our favourite day trips is to New Norfolk, to the Glen Derwent Tea rooms . A short drive to New Norfolk - under 40 minutes from Hobart CBD. If you were doing "Russell Falls " this is the perfect way to finish your day on the way back. You will need to book and check their hours.

If you have an afternoon flight, then we suggest that you have breakfast at Jam Packed (book here), then book at Glen Derwent tea rooms for your high tea experience.

Glen Derwent also has cottages and Van sites that allow you to stay and immerse yourself in all the things that the area has to offer.

The high tea is one of the best we have experienced. This is a must-do for your trip planning. The grounds are beautiful and the house and old stables are a historical must. Staying in their cottages that are self-contained or parking your van to powered and close to amenities are a great way to make your stay perfect.

You could also check out the Salmon Ponds hatchery and gardens in Plenty, 10 minutes down the road from New Norfolk, which is the oldest trout hatchery in the Southern Hemisphere. It was the birthplace of trout in Australia and the origin of Tasmania’s legendary trout fishery.

Tip - buy some of the special feed and sprinkle some to the salmon and trout eagerly awaiting it!

There is a museum there on site and it's situated in beautiful grounds where you can stroll or sit and enjoy the sun and fresh air. There is a licensed restaurant there with a delicious array of pancakes and barbecue areas if you bring our own lunch.

It is open 9am - 4pm November through until end of April, then may until the end of October 10am - 3pm. Admission fees are listed on the website below.

PH: (03) 6261 5663

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