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Travel guide Central Highlands & Derwent Valley


Cambodian Children's Trust Challenge
By ATDW Database

Venue: The Esplanade, New Norfolk Tasmania
Cambodian Children's Trust (CCT) is a non-profit NGO running projects to help break the cycle of poverty in the Battambang region of Cambodia. The course is in the New Norfolk Wetlands area, with all transitions to be held on the Derwent River Foreshore. The course will be well marked with arrows and bunting and marshalled by volunteers. Competitors will start near the caravan park on the Esplanade at New Norfolk. They will first run to a turning point near the New Norfolk Pool and then run back past the Caravan Park and up the steps on the scenic tourist walking track. Turning left at the top of the steps they will then follow the track past the wetlands and continue along past the front of Tynwald House finally turning into the back of Millbrook Rise. They will then return through Tynwal... Read more

Tasmanian Devil Jet Pty. Ltd.
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6261 3460 or deviljet1@hotmail.com
For an exhilarating jet boat ride join Tasmanian Devil Jet at historic New Norfolk. New Norfolk is just half an hour from Hobart on the Lyell Highway to Queenstown.
Travel up the picturesque Derwent River, skim over shallow water at speeds of up ... Read more

Rainbow Lodge
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6259 8330 or neil@flyguide.com.au
Rainbow Lodge tours are located at Miena in Tasmania’s central highlands. We specialise in sight fishing and hunting for feeding trout… brown, brook and rainbow – still and running water.The wild trout in Tasmania have the reputation of being amongst the hardest of all to catch, especially without local knowledge, local experience, and without a local guide. Using a guide who is based in the high country places you at a clear advantage. Tasmania is an environment that constantly changes, different weather conditions and water levels can turn good fishing into great, great fishing into spectacular. We live, eat and breath guiding in Tasmania, both in the Central Highlands and on the lowland rivers, so we know how to match conditions to locations and of course trout! Rainbow Lodge also offe... Read more

Derwent Valley Railway
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6261 1946 or dvrail@dodo.com.au
The Derwent Valley Railway is based at New Norfolk, a 40 minute drive northwest of Hobart.
Derwent Valley Railway is operated by Derwent Valley Railway Inc. a not for profit preservation society dedicated to the restoration of the Derwent Valley L... Read more

Central Highlands Lodge (Tour)
By ATDW Database

Contact: 6259 8179 or stay@centralhighlandslodge.com.au
Central Highlands is a fishing lodge central to Great Lake, Arthur's Lake and the Western Lakes.
Trout fishing in Tasmania’s pristine highland lakes with an experienced guide can be arranged. The Lodge features a fully licensed bar and restaurant where you’ll enjoy the impressive service, tasty meals and a selection of Tasmanian wines. Lodge accommodation is in family units or double/twin rooms. Trout guiding can be arranged using the services of experienced guides.. www.centralhighlandslodge.com.au Read more

Review - Hamlet Downs Country Accommodation
By Penny Parsons

Gully Road, Fentonbury Derwent Valley, Tasmania Hamlet Downs is a lovely traditional country house B&B on 40 acres of beautiful farmland with lovely gardens to explore… or you may wish to do nothing more than sit on the back deck and look out over the beautiful gardens and hillside. Overall rating?           Excellent What makes Hamlet Downs Country Accommodation different? This B&B is surrounded by lovely gardens, making you really feel the serenity of the area. It’s nice just to wander through the gardens looking at the flora and fauna, go for a bushwalk on the property or explore the nearby National Parks. Accommodation overview There are two areas of accommodation that you can book separately or together. For... Read more

Editor's Choice - Woodbridge on the Derwent
By Penny Parsons

Convict-built in 1825 as a luxurious gentleman's residence, Woodbridge on the Derwent is a unique blend of convict authenticity and contemporary elegance. Woodbridge on the Derwent is a grand three-level Georgian mansion on the banks of the Derwent River. It is located in the historic town of New Norfolk, approximately 25 minutes from Hobart and 40 minutes from the Airport. The building is restored to the original floor plan. It contains nine unique and luxurious suites, each named after a person of significance in the building’s history, or after an architectural feature. All suites have spectacular river views, unique commissioned art works, lounge suites, tea and coffee-making facilities, mini-bar, television and DVD player. Guests also have access to the Reading Room, the Bal... Read more

 
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