105 Derwent Terrace , New Norfolk , TAS 7140 , Australia View hotel location on the map
Discover the freedom of our tranquil 1940s New England designed lodge, set amongst tall trees and gardens, and yet only five minutes from the pubs, restaurants, antique shops and places of interest in the historical town of New Norfolk, and only 30 minutes from Hobart. The solid timber home was built for executives of a by gone era.
The homestead offers affordable self-contained and en suite B&B accommodation in superb surroundings.
The self contained garden unit has a private balcony overlooking the pool.
Guests have the choice of the Tasman Hideaway for 4 persons which is the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom option. The main bedroom has a King bed and a single bed and is en suite. The second bedroom has twin beds and a dedicated bathroom.
The second option is the Tasman Hideaway with one bedroom which is the main bedroom en suite with a king bed and a single bed. The single bed is suitable for a third adult or a child.
The Tasman Hideaway has a sittingroom with television, a kitchenette and a balcony overlooking the hills garden and pool. A private BBQ is available for guests on the small balcony.
In the light of long summer evenings, guests enjoy sipping a glass of wine while they take in the view of the surrounding hills. Those of our guests who enjoy both hiking and touring, stay for a week or more to discover the sights of nearby Hobart, the walks in Mt Field National Park and the attractions of the beautiful Derwent Valley.
The main house offers 4 bedrooms in all: 2x Queen, 1xDouble and 1x Twin. One of the bedrooms is suitable for the disabled and this room is also popular with our elderly guests. EAch bedrooms has its own bathroom. French windows open onto wide lawns, towering poplar trees and gardens where spring flowers blaze with colour. The secluded swimming pool is fringed with trees laden with pears, apples and plums. On autumn's crisp days, golden leaves adorn the ground. On wintery days, a warm and cheerful fire awaits in the inviting sunken sitting room where guests relax to read historical books and booklets on New Norfolk and outlaying towns. Guests enjoy chatting to fellow travellers from around the world, over a glass of sherry or port.
The sunroom, which looks out over the garden, is popular with guests who take an afternoon or morning off to relax and write up diaries, and to plan the next few days. There is a deep freeze and fridge for the use of guests, and also a dining table. BBQ facilities are available on request. There is a swimming pool in the garden for guests and downstairs is the rumpus room for teenagers.
Check in from: 2:00 pm
Check out by: 10:00 am
The Lodge is ideal for a small conference or large family gathering.
Travelling to New Norfolk from Hobart one can take the Brooker Highway to Bridgewater. At this point you can cross the river and continue along the B10 or Boyer Road to New Norfolk (a very pleasant drive). Explorers Lodge is on this side of the River Derwent. As you pass the 60km sign, look out for the "Explorers Lodge" sign on your left. Take that road right and then the first road right again which is Derwent Terrace. We are at the very end.
Or you can travel along the A10 to New Norfolk itself, and cross over the New Norfolk bridge to get to Explorers Lodge. Once across the bridge, turn right and then fourth left into Third Avenue following the Explorers Lodge signs, and then first right into Derwent Terrace. Explorers Lodge is at the very end of this Terrace.
Coming from Launceston on the A1: when you get to Bridgewater do not cross over the bridge but at the Macdonalds roundabout take the right hand road the B10 or Boyer Road and travel along the righthand side of the river. Continue according to first instructions as above.
There is ample off road parking. As we are on a cul de sac in a quiet terrace, security is not a problem. Motor bikes can be placed under cover.